UCJANGBP26 Wordbuilding

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. René Kron, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. René Kron, Ph.D.
Institute of Foreign Languages - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
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 content of the course is intended primarily for those interested in expanding vocabulary. Without a sufficiently broad vocabulary, properly experienced and automated, it is not possible to achieve fluency of speech and it is also difficult to express oneself in writing. The content of the course is to expand the vocabulary of participants in a targeted and, if possible, engaging way in the form of insight into various thematic areas and disciplines. If the participants manage to expand their passive vocabulary, the teaching will fulfill its goal. If the same works with active vocabulary, the teaching will fulfill its goal without fail. Computer skills, creative thinking and the desire to play are welcome.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student will be able to:
- expand passive vocabulary;
- expand active vocabulary;
- improve fluency of speech;
- improve writing;
  • 1. Introduction to Wordbuilding 2. Countries, nationalities and languages 3. The weather 4. Describing people: appearance 5. Describing people: character 6. Relationships 7. At home 8. Everyday problem 9. Global problem 10. Education 11. Work 12. Sport 13. The arts
    required literature
  • McCarthy, Michael, Felicity O'Dell a Stuart Redman. (2005). English vocabulary in use. 2. ed., 9. print. Stuttgart: Klett, 2005.
  • Jackson, H. and Zé Amvela, E. (2007). Words, Meaning and Vocabulary: An Introduction to Modern English Lexicology. 2nd ed. New York: Continuum.
    recommended literature
  • Doporučená literatura: Minkova, D. and Stockwell, R. (2009). English Words: History and Structure. 2nd Ed. Cambridge: CUP.
Teaching methods
Lectures, class discussion, projects.
Assessment methods
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2021, Summer 2022, Summer 2023.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Summer 2024, recent)
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