UHVHMBP043 English Language 3

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Michaela Weiss, Ph.D.
Institute of Historical Sciences - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Supplier department: Institute of Foreign Languages - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Timetable of Seminar Groups
UHVHMBP043/A: Mon 13:05–14:40 H6
The course English 3 follows the course English 2 - successful completion of the course English 2.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course English 3 follows the course English 2 and its aim is to develop knowledge of the grammatical and lexical system of the English language. Emphasis is placed on the grammatical-lexical side of the language and the harmonious development of all four language skills (listening, reading, writing, speaking) so that students communicate clearly and grammatically correct in common situations, both orally and in writing. Students will be acquainted with the system of language in its common use with the application of interesting texts for listening and reading, as well as with ways of creating and enriching vocabulary, all with the aim of conscious and purposeful use of language in communication both in terms of fluency and accuracy. The topics discussed reflect the areas of the lessons 5 and 6 of compulsory literature and will be further expanded with additional materials reflecting the specific needs of students in order to deepen the knowledge of the field studied.
Learning outcomes
The students acquire the ability of communicative competence in the English language at the level of B.1.2; - the ability to communicate in level B 2.1 in everyday situations about familiar topics and activities of social character, e.g. studies, travelling; - ability to argue in the informal and formal discourse on well-known and new simple topics using appropriate vocabulary; - ability to communicate in written communication and informal correspondence on a number of types of personal letters or electronic messages, but also in certain formal written communication when writing a CV, invitation or reservation, - ability to use grammatical phenomena at a certain level, - ability to follow a presentation on various topics, participate in a discussion, give a presentation on a familiar topic in the field of studies.
  • Sylabus: 1. What’s on (television vocabulary: phrasal verbs, types of programme) 2. Present perfect simple (past experiences, giving news + just, use of yet, already, irregular verbs) 3. Multiple choice reading (getting an overall idea, organization of the text, elimination of options and re-reading) 4. The country in other countries (country vocabulary: nature, country vs. countryside) 5. On a farm (present perfect continuous, recently/lately, for/since, all day/all morning/all week, etc.) 6. Writing an informal e-mail (thanking someone for an e-mail, mentioning previous emails and asking to reply) 7. Practical English: (social English phrases for making a police report) 8. Do it yourself (DIY vocabulary: tools and things for repairs, things around the house, verb phrases, synonyms) 9. Brilliant uses for everyday things (expressing obligation, necessity, prohibition, advice) 10. At your service (restaurant vocabulary: things on the table, things people do in restaurants) 11. Customer service crimes (can, could be able to for ability, possibility, and permission, deduction) 12. Revision (grammar and vocabulary of Unit 5 and 6, “The history of flat-pack furniture” – a short film) 13. Final test
    required literature
  • LATHAM-KOENIG, Ch, C OXENDEN and M BOYLE. English File Intermediate Plus Student’s Book. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. ISBN 978-0-19-455831-0. info
    recommended literature
  • MURPHY, R. English Grammar in Use. Cambridge, 2006. ISBN 0521537622. info
  • REDMAN, S. English Vocabulary in Use, pre-intermediate. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-521-55737-2. info
Teaching methods
Language/communication skills training (oral and written) Group and cooperative teaching/learning.
Assessment methods
Written credit test. Attendance at seminars (75%), activity during the lessons.
Language of instruction
Teacher's information
- 75% attendance in seminars, active participation
- presentation in front of the group - topic assigned by the lecturer
- written test in the extent of the given literature and the content of seminars - success rate 70 %
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2020.
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