Course: English for Academic Purposes

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Course title English for Academic Purposes
Course code KIN/XEAP
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 10
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Šulista Marek, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
The course focuses in its presentational part on the following topics: generic characteristics of research papers; vocabulary characteristics of scientific discourse; textual coherence and cohesion, style and register characteristics; basic principles of scientific presentation. In the grammar part, the main topics are : the use of articles, linking words, and capital letters in academic writing, reading and listening comprehension, making summary.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
Course of English for Academic Purposes designed for PhD students offers a complex study of academic English at the intermediate to advanced level primarily focused on academic writing and presentation skills of the students. The course prepares them to be able to introduce and present their research on international level, to improve their communication and writing skills and to deepen their general knowledge of the English language concerning the grammar, idiomatic expressions and stylistic features.
The students wil be able to introduce and present their research on an international level in the English language correctly. They also understand and use well various scientific expressions a and phrases and they can communicate with English speaking colleagues.
Prerequisites
All students have to take the diagnostic test at the beginning of the course. The test focuses on English grammar, reading and listening comprehension skills. The level of the test is in accordance with B1 level.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

Enrolled students have to undertake all four parts of the course: diagnostic test, accomplish 20 tasks in the e-Amos elearning system, participate in the intensive course, take the prescribed examination, which has two parts - written (testing grammar, comprehension and writing) and oralwith a native speaker.
Recommended literature
  • GLENDINNING E., McEWAN J.:. Basic English for Computing, OUP, 2002. (intermediate level).
  • GLENDINNING E., McEWAN J.:. Oxford English for Information Technology, OUP, 2002. (advanced level).
  • HEWINGS, M.:. Advanced Grammar in Use, CUP, 1999.
  • MURPHY, R.:. English Grammar in Use, CUP, 2002.
  • OSHIMA A., HOGUE, A.:. Introduction to Academic Writing, Longman, 2007..


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Information and communication technology in education (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Information and communication technology in education (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -