English for Students of Film 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
702FAOU1 ZK 3 2T English, Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The aim of the course is for students to consolidate and develop language skills - both receptive, i.e. reading and listening, and productive, i.e. speaking and writing - while acquiring field-specific vocabulary (film and film-making process).

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

Mode of study

Seminars focus 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 3 hours

Preparation for final exam (individual study) 13hours

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

Introduction + Studying at University

Present simple and continuous, non-action verbs, frequency adverbs

Week 2

Studying at the Film and TV Faculty (FAMU)

Present perfect simple x past simple, present perfect continuous, time expressions

Week 3

Film School or Not?

Comparatives, superlatives of adjectives and adverbs

Week 4

Learning to Make Films by Watching Films

Past simple, past continuous, past perfect, used to

Week 5

Basic Filmmaking Vocabulary 1

Anybody, nobody, everybody, none, neither of

Week 6

Basic Filmmaking Vocabulary 2

Future forms – will, going to, present continuous

Week 7

Writing: Formal E-mail

Countable and uncountable nouns, quantifiers

Week 8

Filmmaker’s Army: All the Jobs in Film


Week 9



Week 10

Pitching and Pre-Production

Modals 1: must, have to, should, ought to, be supposed to

Week 11

Cinematography and Editing

Modals 2: Can, could, be able to, be allowed to

Week 12


Time prepositions, words with get

Week 13

Paweł Pawlikowski's Ida: The Journey from Script to Film 1

Zero + first conditional, Future time clause

Week 14

Paweł Pawlikowski's Ida: The Journey from Script to Film 2

Verbs + -ing / to ...

Recommended or required reading

Online course (Moodle e-learning platform): https://moodle.amu.cz/course/view.php?id=704

Assessment methods and criteria

Grade is awarded based on (Summer 2021):

Please note that in the summer semester 2021 the course is taught online (MS Teams + Moodle)

Assessment scale:

•A = 100-90%

•B = 89-80%

•C = 79-73%

•D = 72-66%

•E = 65-60%

•F = 59% and less

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Further information

No schedule has been prepared for this course

The subject is a part of the following study plans