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STUDY PLANS
2019/2020

English for Advanced Students P3

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
04AP3 Z 1 0+2 Czech
Lecturer:
Tutor:
Dunstan Clarke (guarantor), Beatriz Vadillo Gonzalo
Supervisor:
Department of Languages
Synopsis:

The 04AP3 course is based on 04AP2 and expects the student to work without any guidance with authentic professional materials and to interpret the text. It includes training oral and written communication skills and functions (e.g., expressing an opinion, agreement, and objections; taking part in discussion, note-taking; summarizing, writing an abstract) and, if possible, also preparing a project on a given or chosen topic and presenting it.

The course places emphasis on distinguishing levels of formal and informal language both in oral and written communication.

Requirements:

a pass in the AP2 course

Syllabus of lectures:

Distinguishing formal and informal style, appropriate language for various purposes in oral and written communication. Expressing opinion, agreement, disagreement, objections. Preparing and making presentations, note taking, summarizing, abstract writing.

Syllabus of tutorials:

The course is run as a series of seminars following the topics and scope of the syllabus mentioned above.

Study Objective:

Knowledge:

Morphology, syntax, and lexis at the level appropriate to the course, namely: compound sentences, puctuation, more complex vocabulary structures, extended knowledge of text grammar.

Skills:

To apply the acquired knowledge in everyday communication and in more professional contexts both in speaking and writing: to read and retell a text from the student´s branch, prepare a paper from the branch, express an opinion on a specialised topic, write a summary of a specialised text.

To qualify for admission to examination

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] Martin Hewings, Cambridge Academic English, Cambridge.

[2] teaching materials prepared by the Department of Languages, see web pages of the teacher http://people.fjfi.cvut.cz/clarkdun

http://people.fjfi.cvut.cz/capovhan

Recommended references:

[3] M.Hewings, Advanced English Grammar, Cambridge University Press 2010

[4] monolingual dictionaries

Teaching aids:

language classroom, audiovisuals, PC lab

Note:
Time-table for winter semester 2019/2020:
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Time-table for summer semester 2019/2020:
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The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2019-10-16
For updated information see http://bilakniha.cvut.cz/en/predmet23066905.html