Course: Doctor´s English

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Course title Doctor´s English
Course code OJZ/500
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in winter and summer semester.
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Pavlínová Klára, Mgr.
  • Kovářová Zuzana, Mgr.
Course content
Content and Approach: The course involves work on texts focused on academic vocabulary and style, presentation(s), and writing skills (abstract, formal email or cover letter), selected areas of grammar and vocabulary. Attention is also given to listening practice and conversation. The content is adapted each semester to the needs of individual groups. All material is available on-line in the MOODLE LMS.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Demonstration
  • Preparation for classes - 28 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Increasing language competencies and communication skills of students.
Preparation for the doctoral examination in English. Development of skills needed in academic and scientific environment (presentation skills, academic grammar and vocabulary, etc.)
Entry requirement/level of the course: OJZ/940 (TOEFL ITP for doctoral students - Master's Final English Examination is recognized), B2 level according to Common European Framework of Reference.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination, Analysis of student's language skills, Interim evaluation

Credit is awarded for Regular attendance (maximum three absences) Active participation in English in class Assignments and preparation (presentation, writing an abstract, etc.)
Recommended literature
  • M. Vince. Advanced Language Practice. 2009. ISBN 3190228884.
  • McCarthy, O'Dell. Academic Vocabulary in Use. Cambridge, 2016. ISBN 9781107591660.
  • McCarthy, O'Dell. English Vocabulary in Use. Cambridge, 2014. ISBN 9781107637764.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester