ACJ_2z English as a Foreign Language z2

Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice
summer 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/4/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Monika Peka Kolafová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Renata Sádlová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ala Vida Vachušková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jana Vlasáková (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Libuše Turinská
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/T2: Sat 20. 3. 13:05–14:35 B2, 14:50–16:20 B2, Sat 24. 4. 8:00–9:30 B1, 9:40–11:10 B1, 11:25–12:55 B1, Sun 9. 5. 13:05–14:35 B2, 14:50–16:20 B2, 16:30–18:00 B2, R. Sádlová
ACJ_2z/S11: Mon 13:05–14:35 E4, Thu 13:05–14:35 E4, M. Peka Kolafová
ACJ_2z/S12: Tue 11:25–12:55 E5, Thu 14:50–16:20 E5, A. Vachušková
ACJ_2z/S13: Tue 8:00–9:30 E4, Thu 11:25–12:55 E4, J. Vlasáková
ACJ_2z/S14: Tue 9:40–11:10 E4, Thu 14:50–16:20 E4, J. Vlasáková
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 (Lesson 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
  • 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 the Mid-term Test8 
Preparation for Seminars, Exercises, Tutorial2542
Preparation for the Final Test1643
short speech2 
final test11
Attendance on Seminars/Exercises/Tutorial/Excursion5218
Assessment Methods and Assesment Rate
Semester test 30 points (30 % = 25 points for speaking exam, 5 points for written exam during the semester) - full-time students 30 %
on-line on IS VSTE through "ROPOT" - daily study programme 70 %
n-line on IS VSTE through "ROPOT" - combined study programme 100 %
Exam conditions
Full-time form of study:

Grading of the course both for full-time students: an exam during the semester, written test in the examination period. Successful graduates of the course have to get at least 70 points (from both parts together).

Continuous evaluation:

Semester test 30 % (25 % speaking exam, 5 % written test)

Final test:

Final test using ROPOT in the IS (70 %)

Combined form of study:

Grading of the course both for part-time students: written test in the examination period. Successful graduates of the course have to get at least 70 points.

Final test:

Final test using ROPOT in the IS (100 %)

Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
Lessons will be a combination of prerecorded videos and powerpoint presentations accessible in the IS during the semester (45 min) and online teaching (practising, reviewing, consultations - 45 min) via MS Teams, with both video and audio recording.

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.

The course can be considered successfully completed if a student: have passed an internationally recognised language exam at the required level; studied in EN abroad; have passed the same or similar subject at another university. In such a case, a student may officially apply for the recognition of the subject.

The course is also listed under the following terms summer 2017, summer 2018, summer 2019, summer 2020, summer 2022.
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