English for Students of Film 1

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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 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: 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, Articles

Week 9: Screenplay , Passive

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: Sound, 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=898

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

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/?

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Students in group 99:

Contact person: PhDr. Zdeněk Král (zdenek.kral@amu.cz)

Schedule for winter semester 2021/2022:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2021/2022:

room 207
Room No. 2

(Lažanský palác)
room 241
Room No. 3

(Lažanský palác)
room 241
Room No. 3

(Lažanský palác)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Thu 09:00–10:30 Zdeněk KRÁL Room No. 3
Lažanský palác
Thu 10:45–12:15 Zdeněk KRÁL Room No. 3
Lažanský palác
Thu 09:00–10:30 Hana BARTŮŇKOVÁ Room No. 2
Lažanský palác
Zdeněk KRÁL

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