Course: English Language II.

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Course title English Language II.
Course code KCJ/6AJ12
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Suchánková Hana, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Holas Jaroslav, Mgr.
Course content
1. Definition of Culture Introduction. Grammar revision. 2. Material and Non-Material Culture Symbols and Language in Human Culture. Students´ presentations. 3. Cultural Values, Cultural Norms, Cultural Diversity, Assimilation and Multiculturalism Grammar revision. Students´ presentations. 4. Basic Family Definition, Types of Family Structures Grammar revision. Students´ presentations. 5. Definition of the Nuclear Family, Definition of the Extended Families Students´ presentations. 6. Culture and Family Issues Grammar revision - test 1. Students´ presentations. 7. Religion - introduction Grammar revision. Students´ presentations. 8. Christianity Grammar revision. Students´ presentations. 9. Judaism, Budhism, Hinduism, Islam Students´ presentations. 10. Social Norms Grammar revision. Students´ presentations. 11. Deviance Grammar revision. Students´ presentations. 12. Crime Grammar revision - test 2. Students´ presentations. 13. Revision - Final test

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 26 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 26 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
This course will provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills of reading and understanding English sociological texts. If needed, then a part of the course will be devoted to revision of selected grammatical structures. By introducing English sociological texts as relevant material for the Social Work study programme, analyzing and summarizing the content of these texts, students´ understanding ability will be developed.
At the end of this course the student will be able to: -demonstrate the ability to read and understand English written articles; -analyse and summarise the content of these articles; -get involved in the debate on a specific subject; -work out a presentation on a selected subject; -demonstrate the ability to present a selected topic in a short and concise form; -use the revised grammatical items with a greater accuracy; incorporated into their oral and written performance.
Passing the 6UAJ and 6AJ11 courses recommended.

Assessment methods and criteria
Working out Power-Point prezentations on given topics, 75% attendance, passing grammar tests, passing tests on the covered topics.
Recommended literature
  • Introduction to Sociology [online]. Wikibooks. [vid. 5.1.2014]. Dostupné z :
  • HOLAS, Jaroslav. English for Social Work I. Ústí nad Labem: UJEP 2013. [vid. 5.1.2014]. Dostupné z:
  • MARK, Geraldine, MCCARTHY, Michael, O'DELL, Felicity. English Vocabulary in Use, Upper intermediate second edition.Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,2012. ISBN:978-0-521-67744-8..
  • MURPHY, Raymond. English Grammar in Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. ISBN 978-05-211-8939-2..
  • NOVÁČKOVÁ, Blanka. English for Sociology. Praha: Karolinum 2006. ISBN: 80-246-0604-6..

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Social and Economic Studies Social Work (D) Social sciences 2 Winter
Faculty of Social and Economic Studies Social Work (C) Social sciences - Winter
Faculty of Social and Economic Studies Social Work (E) Social sciences 2 Winter