General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title English oral skills for EFL teachers
Language English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Paulina Zydorowicz
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position University Professor
Faculty Faculty of English
Semester 2023/2024 (summer)
Duration 15
USOS code 15-EFL-SP-AMU-PIE-11


Duration of the course: 13.03.2023 - 24.04.2023
Wednesdays, 15.00-16.30
Venue: Collegium Heliodori Święcicki

Class 1: Wednesday, 13.03.2024, 15.00-16.30 (90 minutes)
Class 2: Wednesday, 20.03.2024, 15.00-16.30 (90 minutes)
Class 3: Wednesday, 27.03.2024, 15.00-16.30 (90 minutes)
Class 4: Wednesday, 03.04.2024, 15.00-16.30 (90 minutes)
Class 5: Wednesday, 10.04.2024, 15.00-16.30 (90 minutes)
Class 6: Wednesday, 17.04.2024, 15.00-16.30 (90 minutes)
Class 7: Wednesday, 24.04.2024, 15.00-17.15 (135 minutes)

Note: the last class (24.03.2024) is going to last 135 minutes, i.e. from 15.00-17.15. 

Module aim (aims)

This course is aimed at boosting students’ / prospective teachers’ oral skills in English. Its objectives are going to be accomplished through a variety of speaking activities as well as vocabulary and reading assignments. The course is going to end in a pronunciation workshop whose aim is to familiarize students with the essentials of correct pronunciation.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Level of English: B2(+) (according to CEFR)


Class 1:            Learning languages      

Class 2:            Work & careers (1)       

Class 3:            Work & careers (2)

Class 4:            Giving presentations

Class 5:            Success and failure

Class 6:            Education

Class 7:            Polish your English pronunciation

Credit requirements: an oral assignment (recording), vocabulary quizzes

Reading list

Bygrave, Jonathan, Jeremy Day, Lindsay Warwick & Damian Williams. (2021). Roadmap. (C1-C2) Pearson.

Edwards, Lynda, Frances Eales & Steve Oakes. (2023). Speakout. (3rd edition, C1-C2) Pearson.

Latham-Koenig, Christina, Clive Oxenden & Jerry Lambert. (2015). English file. (upper-intermediate & advanced) Cambridge University Press.

McCarthy, Michael & Felicity O’Dell. (2017). English Vocabulary in Use. Advanced Book with Answers. Vocabulary Reference and Practice. Cambridge University Press.

Authentic and self-prepared materials