Course detail

English Upper Intermediate Higher 4 - MA - Summer

FaVU-2UPPV-M-LAcad. year: 2018/2019

The course is a follow-up (not obligatory) of Angličtina B1 Higher. Life Upper-Intermediate (4-8) represents the core material worked with in the classese, however, nearly every second class, students will reflect the reading assigment (chapters, segment) both in a written and an oral form (group discussions).

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will have reached the b2 - c1 level. They will have read one or two works of contemporary fiction in English, several shorter texts focusing on issus in the philosophy or sociology of art. They will have been exposed to critical thinking about the presented issues and will be ready for attending courses in art theory held completely in English.

Prerequisites

B2 winter (recommended only).

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Life Upper-Intermediate, Stephenson Helen et Life Upper-Intermediate, Stephenson Helen et al. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Seminar form; emphasis is laid on a balanced structure of the class - each class should consist of speaking, listening, reading, sometimes writing. Students are encouraged to have an equal opportunities to speak, hence discissions are led in small groups/pairs.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Assessment consists of a non-letter grade and a letter grade. In order to obtain the non-letter grade, students have to submit all assignments and pass the tests writtent during the semester at an average of 70 or more%. For the final, letter grade, students have to pass the final, general test at a score of 50% and more.
Students will write 1 - 3 short assignments during the semester, including the potential rewrites recommened by the course teacher - these will not be classified.
Final test mapping the knowledge of grammar and vocabulary (B2).
Students who will not have handed in the written assignments (even though they passed the final test) will not be classified.
Students are entitled for one regular and two resit exam dates.

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Life Upper-Intermediate units 4 - 6 and various texts taken from art magazines and academic books on art theory or history.

Aims

Continuous vocabulary building, improving of writing, speaking, listening, and reading skills, improving the academic reading skills, preparation for the final general test on the B2 level at the end of the semester.

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

Two absences per semester are allowed.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme Master's

    branch AGD1 , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AGD2 , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch APD , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AKG , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AM2 , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AS1 , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AM3 , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AS2 , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AM1 , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch ATD , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AIN , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AVI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AEN , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch APE , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AMU , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AGD2 , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AGD1 , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch APD , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AS1 , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AM1 , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AM2 , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AS2 , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AKG , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AMU , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AIN , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch APE , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch ATD , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AVI , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AEN , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional

Type of course unit

 

Seminar

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer