Course detail

English Everyday Conversation

FEKT-NJA3Acad. year: 2015/2016

Characteristics of native-speaker conversation, idioms of the spoken language, the difference between the Czech and English languages and presentation are done here. Students can continue in other specialized courses in English. The prerequisite for this course is a passed exam from either the "Headway Intermediate" or the "Headway Upper-Intermediate" course.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will develop the ability to speak English fluently and confidently, especially in less formal contexts. The activities will also increase the students' sensitivity to the way conversations work.

Prerequisites

The subject knowledge on the Bachelor´s degree level is requested.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Friederike Klippel:Keep Talking,Cambridge University Press, 1984
Rob Nolasco:Conversation,Oxford University Press, 1987

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods include audiovisual presentations, everyday conversation and group and pair work. Each student has the option to give an oral presentation in front of their peers during the course.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

40% semester tests
60% exam

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Students learn about the aims of the course
Describing and giving reasons for one's aims in life
Finding solutions to a problem
Agreeing on a shared holiday
Ranking places for a sightseeing tour
Choosing someone for a job
Ranking objects
Memory, insight into the process of communication
Recognizing the functions of gestures in English
Ways of being polite in social encounters
Social behaviour in the target language
Problems people encounter when living in a new country
Assessing the progress of students in the course
A cross-cultural discussion about gifts and giving
To get students to share opinions
Sharing opinions on family
Telling each other about emotions
Promoting discussion about inventions
Showing empathy
Things students value in their daily lives
Discussing priorities for the future
Deciding on individual responsibility for a tragedy
A conflict situation in having to decide what to do
Discussing the role of secretaries at work
Planning a short holiday
To be announced

Aims

The themes are connected with the habits and custom of everyday conversation.
Note: The course takes two semesters.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme AUDIO-PU Master's

    branch PU-AUD , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch PU-AUD , 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, general knowledge

  • Programme EEKR-MN Master's

    branch MN-BEI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-TIT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-KAM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EVM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EST , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-MEL , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-SVE , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EEN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge

  • Programme AUDIO-PU Master's

    branch PU-AUD , 2. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch PU-AUD , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge

  • Programme EEKR-MN Master's

    branch MN-BEI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-TIT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-KAM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EVM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EST , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-MEL , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-SVE , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EEN , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge

Type of course unit

 

Language exercise

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer