Course: Doctor´s English Examination

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Course title Doctor´s English Examination
Course code OJZ/950
Organizational form of instruction no contact
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 8
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Kovářová Zuzana, Mgr.
  • Pavlínová Klára, Mgr.
Course content
Please, make sure to read the detailed description on the website of the Language Department: https://www.prf.jcu.cz/en/kja/final-examinations/description-of-examinations/doctors-final-english-examination.html Written part A written essay on one of six specialist topics familiar to the candidate and of an approximate length of 400 words (minimum pass 350 words). One week before the exam, a list of 6 topics must be provided by the student, including a short 1-2 sentence explanation of what each topic involves and what they plan to present. The topics need to be approved by the supervisor and the exam invigilator as being separate from each other. The form is to be found on the website of the Language Department. At the exam, students are assigned one of their topics by the invigilator and write an essay based on it within a maximum of 120 mins. The essay should follow the format: Problem/topic statement (introductory paragraph) Exploration of the topic (structured - paragraphs) Conclusion (concluding paragraph) Oral part An oral examination based on one of six specialist topics familiar to the candidate provided by the student and an oral analysis of an extract. The candidate is to provide the examiner with the specialist material at the time of the written part of the examination (A publication written by a native speaker in English, of a length of no less than 100 pages and recommended by the supervisor. A compilation of abstracts is not suitable). The examination panel is to consist of two teachers from the language department. The candidate's supervisor or a representative appointed by the supervisor is welcome to attend. The examination is to last approximately 20 minutes. The exam is to consist of a short oral overview given by the student on one of the topics from the list (other than that chosen for the written part) followed by a discussion with one of the examiners. an oral analysis of an extract from a specialist publication an explanation of given grammar phenomena from the extract based on questions from one of the examiners.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Individual preparation for exam
  • Preparation for exam - 240 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Testing EAP and ESP language competencies and communication skills of students on level C1 according to CEFR.

Prerequisites
CEFR C1

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

Every academic year Students are required to take OJZ 940 TOEFL ITP for Doc. students - examination before taking OJZ 950
Recommended literature
  • Macpherson, R.: Základy anglické stylistiky. Academia Praha 1997, 240 s..
  • Odborná literatura z daného oboru studia dle doporučení školitele.
  • Rejtharová, V.: Letter writting. Academia, Praha 1999, 286 s..
  • Učebnice a jazykové příručky užívané při výuce v kurzech angličtiny.


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