English for Students of Theatre 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
702DAOU2 ZK 3 2 seminar hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 54 to 69 hours of self-study English, Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The aim of the course is to consolidate and develop language skills (both receptive: reading and listening) and productive (speaking and writing)) while acquiring field-specific vocabulary related to theatre and various stages and aspects of theatric production.

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

Mode of study

Seminars are focused on building students' knowledge of film and film industry-related vocabulary. They also involve practising listening and reading comprehension skills and speaking skills (through partner and group discussions).

Study work load:

Seminars: 26 hours

Preparation for seminars (individual study): 26 hours

Writing assignment 1:4 hours

Writing assignment 2: 4 hours

Preparation for final test (individual study): 18 hours

Total: 78 hours (1ECTS = 26 study hours)

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Approx. B1 level (based on the Common European Framework of Reference) at the start of the course.

Course contents

Week 1: Elements of Drama, Zero + first conditional, Future time clauses

Week 2: Theatre and Actors, Verbs + -ing / to ...

Week 3: Is Theatre Criticism in Crisis?, Word formation (nouns, adjectives, adverbs), prefixes, suffixes

Week 4: Theatre and Visual Storytelling, Relative clauses, which

Week 5: Learning a Language through Theatre, Second conditional

Week 6: Theatre and Literature, Have / get something done, -ed x -ing adjectives

Week 7: Writing a Theatre CV, Wish sentences

Week 8: Theatre and Improvisation, Linking words 1 – Reason, result, contrast

Week 9: Shakespeare’s (Lady) Macbeth, Modals used for deduction – may, might, can’t, must

Week 10: Is Talent a Myth?, Question tags, Reflexive pronouns

Week 11: Approaches to Dramatic Acting: Public Speaking, Phrasal verbs – separable, inseparable

Week 12: Theatre and Science, Linking words 2 – Either, or, instead (of), except, even...

Week 13: TBD, Reported speech

Week 14: TBD, Expressing purpose, expressions with make / do

Recommended or required reading

Online study materials (Moodle e-learning platform): https://moodle.amu.cz/course/view.php?id=897

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment scale:

• A = 100-90%

• B = 89-80%

• C = 79-73%

• D = 72-66%

• E = 65-60%

• F = 59% and less

Note on plagiarism:

When writing your work, you will understandably use documents (i.e. books and articles, etc.) by other authors. It is important, however, to make it clear what is your own text and what has been borrowed from others, i.e. you should always duly reference the source you have used in the form of a bibliographic citation. The obligation to uphold the ethics of citations is set out in the Copyright Act No. 121/2000. Failure to cite sources used is considered plagiarism.

Plagiarism is thus considered to be:

appropriating someone else’s manuscript and its publication under one’s own name appropriating the ideas or results of someone else’s work without specifying the real author appropriating part of a text or paragraphs without providing a bibliographic citation the appropriation of an original text and merely making stylistic adjustment.

For more information please go to: https://www.amu.cz/en/study/bachelors-masters-and-doctoral-theses-vskp/drafting-and-submitting-theses/ethics-writing-scholarly-text-and-how-cite-sources-used/?

Note

Students in group 99:

Contact person: PhDr. Stepanka Parova (stepanka.parova@amu.cz)

Further information

No schedule has been prepared for this course

The subject is a part of the following study plans