OJZ 230 - Bachelor's English 3 NS


Course description:

Code: OJZ 230

Title: Bachelors’ English 3 NS (Bakalářská angličtina 3 NS)

Abbreviation: BA3 NS

Length: one semester

Level (CEFR): B1 – B2

Credits: 2

Target participants: Students who have successfully passed courses BA1–BA2 or students who have already reached level B1 and need to practice further their oral and written skills. While this course is taken mostly by 3rd year students as the last course before their bachelor’s exam it is not meant as a strictly preparatory course for this exam. However, the structures and skills practiced may help students pass the exam successfully. Students will read scientific but general genre articles, will participate in oral exercises and write short written pieces.

Entry requirement/level of the course (CEFR): B1

If not sure, please, assess your level using a placement test or the “CEFR assessment grid” on our web pages.

Aims: Students will read scientific yet general genre articles, will participate in oral and task based exercises and will write short written pieces. Students will expand their general vocabulary with a slight emphasis on scientific literature.

Content and Approach: This course covers a variety of topics and focuses on reading and vocabulary building (esp. idiomatic expressions found in articles as well as phrasal verbs). Speaking/reporting are an integral part of the course. Task based exercises as well as role playing activities will be a part of almost every class. Even though grammar is not a fundamental part of this course, specific grammar cases will be explored if needs be. Class activities include individual, pair and group work, reading, speaking and listening.

Assessment/Credits/Workload:

Credit is awarded for:

  • Regular attendance (individual instructors will determine the definition of “regular attendance”).
  • Homework
  • Passing quizzes and the final test with a minimum number of points as determined by individual instructors.

A minimum of one hour of homework is expected per week for students who are at the appropriate level for this class. Weaker students are expected to do more homework.

 

Materials: available on Moodle

Other requirements:

  • It is not possible to attend this course without at first registering on-line (STAG).