AJP_2 English as the First Language II

Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice
winter 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/4/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Karim Sidibe (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Alena Vachušková (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Karim Sidibe
Centre of language services - Faculty of Corporate Strategy - Rector - Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice
Supplier department: Centre of language services - Faculty of Corporate Strategy - Rector - Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice
Timetable of Seminar Groups
AJP_2/X01: Sat 17. 10. 8:00–9:30 A4, 9:40–11:10 A4, Sat 24. 10. 8:00–9:30 E6, 9:40–11:10 E6, 11:25–12:55 E6, Sat 14. 11. 8:00–9:30 D516, 9:40–11:10 D516, 11:25–12:55 D516, Sat 28. 11. 14:50–16:20 E6, 16:30–18:00 E6, A. Vachušková
AJP_2/SX01: Mon 13:05–14:35 E6, Wed 13:05–14:35 E6, K. Sidibe
recommended: meeting the requirements of AJP_1 course
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives supported by learning outcomes
The course objective is to deepen student´s language knowledge at the B1 level. The course involves units 7 - 12. After the successful completion of the course, students are able to: understand the main ideas concerning common topics (at school, work, free time, etc.), to maintain most communication situations that can happen while travelling in English-speaking countries,write a short and coherent text on a familiar topic or topics of his/her interest,describe his/her experience, dreams and targets, express his/her opinions, talk about plans. The aim is further and gradual development of communication skills. Emphasis is put on the communication development and reading comprehension.
Learning outcomes
Student - understands without major difficulties spoken and written conversation on topic of everyday life - is able to react spontanneously in a basic conversation with a native speaker - has a command of basic English vocabulary so that they are able to communicate in basic situations in an English speaking country - is able to write a short simple text without major grammar mistakes - is able to talk about his or her experience, plans, opinions
  • 1. Entertainment and free time 2. Learning foreign languages 3. Decisions 4. Problem solving 5. People and animals 6. Pop music 7. Murphy´s Law 8. Sport 9. Healthy lifestyle 10. Body clock 11. Genetics and society 12. Curious situations 13. Small talk with friends
    required literature
  • OXENDEN, Clive, Christina KOENIG LATHAM a Paul SELINGSON. English File third edition Pre-intermediate Student's Book with iTutor. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. ISBN 978-0-19-45988-1-1.
    recommended literature
  • Náhradní obsah: COLLYAH, B. Anglicko-český, česko-anglický slovník. 4. vydání. Praha : Fin, 2008. 64 s.
  • MURPHY, R., Essential Grammar in Use. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007. 319 s. ISBN 978-0-521-67543-7
  • BLOOM, B., SMIDOWICZ, V., City&Guilds International English for Speakers of Other Languages 3 Achiever Student's Book, 2005, 168 s., ISBN: 9780851931630
Forms of Teaching
Teaching Methods
Frontal Teaching
Group Teaching - Cooperation
Project Teaching
Individual Work– Individual or Individualized Activity
Teaching Supported by Multimedia Technologies
Student Workload
ActivitiesNumber of Hours of Study Workload
Daily StudyCombined Study
Preparation for Seminars, Exercises, Tutorial2850
Preparation for the Final Test4050
short speech1010
Attendance on Seminars/Exercises/Tutorial/Excursion5220
Assessment Methods and Assesment Rate
Exam – oral 30 %
Test – final 70 %
Exam conditions
Grading of the course for full-time and combined students: Final Test 70% (0 – 70 points) and oral test 30% (0-30). The final test requires B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Successful graduates of the course have to get totally at least 70 points (from both parts together).
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
Attendance in lessons is defined in a separate internal standard of ITB (Evidence of attendance of students at ITB). It is compulsory for full-time students to achieve a 70 % attendance rate in the course of a semester.
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2010, Winter 2010, summer 2011, winter 2011, summer 2012, winter 2012, summer 2013, winter 2013, summer 2014, winter 2014, summer 2015, winter 2015, Summer 2016, winter 2016, summer 2017, winter 2017, summer 2018, winter 2018, summer 2019, winter 2019, summer 2020.
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