Assessment

In this course students are assessed continually, both orally and in written form. The English Phonetics and Phonology is a one-semester elective course. Please read carefully through the rules below so that you are thoroughly familiar with the particular features of the course assessment. At the bottom of the page there is an excel file containing a detailed assessment of your coursework, including a breakdown of individual task scores as well as your final course grade.

RULES OF ASSESSMENT:

  1. The overall course assessment consists of FOUR ASSESSED TASKS. In order to be considered for overall course assessment a student has to complete four tasks. Each of the assessed tasks is worth 15 points. All in all (four tasks put together), a student can collect a maximum of 60 points. Here's the grading scale: A = 60-56, B = 55-52, C = 51-48, D = 47-44, E = 43-39, Fx = 38-0
  2. Currently, there are TWO types of assessed tasks: IN-CLASS ORAL EXAMINATION and WRITTEN EXAMINATION tasks.
  3. IN-CLASS ORAL EXAMINATION: Any student may be examined in class during the instruction period (i.e. any of the 12 seminars). The teacher asks short questions, the student answers them in front of the class. The oral examination task is assessed on the spot in grades A, B, C, D, E and Fx. For the purpose of overall course assessment the grades are then converted into points: A = 15 points, B = 13, C = 12, D = 11, E = 10, Fx = 0.
  4. WRITTEN EXAMINATION: This may take the form of a short mid-semester test (usually two tasks) written during the instruction period or a final test written during the examination period.
  5. Students COMBINE their in-class examination with written examination in order to have FOUR commpleted tasks. Some students will have copleted four tasks by the end of the instruction period others will have do so during the examination period. The mid-semester written test usually consists of two written tasks. Students who, by the end of the teaching period, have only taken the mid-semester written test need to do two more tasks in the final written test. Analogically, someone who's taken a mid-semester test (two completed tasks) and has been orally examined once (one completed task) needs to take one more task in the final written test. The final written test is given during the examination period. You can sign up for the final written test in the AIS system (there you find at least three different test dates to choose from).
  6. In seminars students can collect additional BONUS POINTS. These are awarded by the teacher for: 1. ACTIVE PARTICIPATION (a maximum of 2 points per seminar), 2. CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES (a maximum of 2 points per activity).
  7. SECOND (RESIT) COURSE ASSESSMENT (opravný termín). One-fourth (i. e. ONE TASK) of the student's first course assessment (riadny termín) is carried over and factored into that student's second (resit) assessment. Automatically this is the task with the highest number of points. The second assessment then consits of three written tasks. These are completed in a written test given during the examination period.