Title:

English for PhD Students

Code:JA6D
Ac.Year:2019/2020
Sem:Winter
Curriculums:
ProgrammeField/
Specialization
YearDuty
CSE-PHD-4DVI4-Elective
Language of Instruction:Czech
Completion:examination (written&oral)
Type of
instruction:
Hour/semLecturesSeminar
Exercises
Laboratory
Exercises
Computer
Exercises
Other
Hours:1313000
 ExamsTestsExercisesLaboratoriesOther
Points:1000000
Guarantor:Zmrzlá Petra, Mgr., Ph.D. (DFL)
Deputy guarantor:Krhutová Milena, doc. PhDr., Ph.D. (DFL)
Instructor:Zmrzlá Petra, Mgr., Ph.D. (DFL)
Faculty:Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication BUT
Department:Department of Foreign Languages FEEC BUT
Prerequisites: 
New Headway Intermediate 2 (BAN4), DFL
 
Learning objectives:
  The aim of the one-semester course is enhancing students' skills in reading comprehension, writing abstracts, reports and articles, presentations and communication skills.
Description:
  A course for postgraduate students focused on preparing them for the examination required for completion of postgraduate study. Various writing skills are trained and developed during the course: taking notes, language tools for writing abstracts,reports and articles. Students will also be trained in delivering academic presentations.
Knowledge and skills required for the course:
  An intermediate-level examination, examination passed as part of admission procedure to the doctoral study programme.
Learning outcomes and competencies:
  Ability to distinguish various writing styles,reading comprehension, writing abstracts, reports and articles, reproducing text on the basis of taken notes, communication skills, and presentation of research results.
Syllabus of lectures:
 
  • Presentations
  • Technical / academic writing
  • Language functions
  • Language forms and features
  • Text analysis and reproduction
Fundamental literature:
 
  • Leki, I. (1998) Academic Writing: Exploring Processes and Strategies. Cambridge: CUP (EN)
  • McCarthy, M., O'Dell, F. (2016) Academic Vocabulary in Use. Cambridge: CUP (EN)
  • Pathare, E. (2012) Headway Academic Skills 3: Listening & Speaking Student´s Book with Online Practice. Oxford: OUP (EN)
  • Harrison, R. (2012) Headway Academic Skills 3 Reading, Writing, and Study Skills Student's Book with Oxford Online Skills. Oxford: OUP (EN)
  • Moore, J. (2017) Oxford Academic Vocabulary Practice: Upper-Intermediate B2-C1. Oxford: OUP (EN)
  • Hewings, M. (2013) Advanced Grammar in Use. Cambridge: CUP. (CS)
Controlled instruction:
  The course is based on electronic supports produced by the department and authentic materials. The students are expected to do written assignments and presentations.

In order to successfully complete the course, it is necessary to deliver a technical / academic presentation and achieve at least 50% in each part of the written exam (language test, listening, reading).
Progress assessment:
  
  • Active participation in the seminars
  • Presentation
  • Self-study and written tasks
 

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