ACJ_2z English as a Foreign Language z2

Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice
summer 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/4/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Věra Sládková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jitka Janoušková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Daniel Raušer (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Karim Sidibe (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Jan Gregor, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Petr Sádlo (assistant)
Mgr. Libuše Turinská (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Věra Sládková
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
ACJ_2z/D7: Sun 17. 2. 11:25–12:55 E5, 13:05–14:35 E5, 14:50–16:20 E5, Sun 17. 3. 11:25–12:55 E5, 13:05–14:35 E5, 14:50–16:20 E5, Sun 31. 3. 11:25–12:55 E5, 13:05–14:35 E5, 14:50–16:20 E5, D. Raušer
ACJ_2z/S01: Wed 11:25–12:55 E5, Fri 9:40–11:10 E5, K. Sidibe
ACJ_2z/S02: Thu 9:40–11:10 E4, Thu 13:05–14:35 A2, D. Raušer
ACJ_2z/S03: Mon 8:00–9:30 E4, Thu 11:25–12:55 E4, J. Janoušková
meeting the requirements of the subjects ACJ_1z is recommended, not required
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 to the level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. After a successful completion of the course, students are able to: understand the main thoughts of the clear, standard input information concerning common topics (at school, work, free time, etc.), maintain the communication in the most common situations that can happen while travelling in English-speaking countries,write a short, simple coherent text on a familiar topic or topics of his/her interest,describe his/her experience, dreams and aims, express his/her opinions, talk about plans. The student´s oral (or written) communication can contain some stylistical, lexical or grammar inaccuracies, which do not hinder the understanding. The aim is a further and gradual development of communication skills. The student is trained to gradually achieve the level of B1 in accordance with the CEFR. The emphasis is put on the dialogical skills development and reading comprehension.
Learning outcomes
Student: - masters a communication in the most common situations concerning travelling in English-speaking countries; i.e. he is able to speak about his aims, dreams, work, hobbies, current situation etc.; - writes a simple text on common topics mostly in regard to his personality; - understands simple written and spoken texts on common topics;
  • 1. Parties, the infinitive, word stress 2. Gerund, hobbies, free time 3. Learning languages, modal verbs (have to, don't have to, must, mustn't), A formal letter 4.Conditionals - first conditional, confusing verbs, vowels 5. Conditionals - second conditional, animals, stress and rhythm 6. Decisions, may, might (possibility), should, shouldn't, word formation 7. Fears and phobias, present perfect + for, since 8. Used to 9. Present perfect x past simple 10. Passive 11. Describing movement, dynamic prepositions 12. Phrasal verbs, so/neither + auxiliaries, health and healthy lifestyle 13. Past perfect • Verbs referring to speaking • Reported speech • Word order in sentences • Revision of tenses (Lekce 7. - 12.)
    required literature
  • Latham-Koenig, c., Oxenden, c., Seligson, P. English File Pre-intermediate Student’s Book. OUP: Oxford, 2012. 191 p. ISBN 978-0-19-459881-1
    recommended literature
  • MURPHY, R., Essential Grammar in Use with Answers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 330 s. ISBN 978-1-107-48055-1
  • MURPHY, R., English Grammar in Use:Book with Answers. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012. 300 s. ISBN 978-0-521-18906-4
    not specified
  • BLOOM, B., SMIDOWICZ, V., City&Guilds International English for Speakers of Other Languages 3 Achiever Student's Book, 2005, 168 s., ISBN: 9780851931630
  • Náhradní obsah: COLLYAH, B. Anglicko-český, česko-anglický slovník. 4. vydání. Praha : Fin, 2008. 64 s.
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, Tutorial1436
Preparation for the Final Test2850
short speech10 
Attendance on Seminars/Exercises/Tutorial/Excursion5218
Assessment Methods and Assesment Rate
Test – mid-term 30 %
Test – final 70 %
Exam conditions
Grading of the course both for part-time and full-time students: an exam during the semester, written test in the examination period. The final test requires B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Successful graduates of the course have to get at least 70 points (from both parts together). The final test includes the questions within the range of the level B1 (not only based on the textbook).
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
Students are required to actively participate in lessons and complete assigned tasks. ACJ_2 covers units 7-12 of the compulsory course book. Attendance in lessons is defined in a separate internal standard of ITB (Evidence of student attendance at ITB). Full-time students are obliged to attend 70 % of the lessons. In case the student did not comply with the requirements necessary to pass the test, he/she is entitled to take a second test in case he achieved at least 30 % of the requirements. Those who hold international certificates at least at B1 level and thouse who can prove having attended a similar course in terms of content, number of lessons and requirements can be considered as if they have completed the course if they apply officially.
The course is also listed under the following terms summer 2017, summer 2018, summer 2020, summer 2021, summer 2022.
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