Course detail

International performance

CEITEC VUT-S4001Acad. year: 2019/2020

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Not applicable.

Prerequisites

English - B2 CEFR level and above

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

ŠTĚPÁNEK, Libor, Janice DE HAAFF, Alena HRADILOVÁ a David SCHÜLLER. Academic English – Akademická angličtina: Průvodce anglickým jazykem pro studenty, akademiky a vědce. Praha: Grada, 2011. 224 s. neuveden. ISBN 978-80-247-3577-1.
LANE, Sarah. Instant academic skills :a resource book of advanced-level academic skills activities. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 128 s. ISBN 9780521121620
GILLETT, Andy, Angela HAMMOND a Mary MARTALA. Successful academic writing. 1st pub. Harlow: Pearson, 2009. xxvi, 334. ISBN 9780273721710.
HARTLEY, James. Academic writing and publishing :a practical handbook. New York: Routledge, 2008. viii, 196. ISBN 9780415453219.
How to prepare, stage, and deliver winning presentations. Edited by Thomas Leech. 3rd ed. New York: American Management Association, 2004. v, 330 p. ISBN 0814472311.
BAILEY, Stephen. Academic writing :a handbook for international students. 3rd ed. New York: Routledge, 2011. xx, 293 s. ISBN 9780415595803.
Academic writing for graduate students :essential tasks and skills. ISBN 9780472088560.
POWELL, Mark. Presenting in English :how to give successful presentations. Boston: Thomson,. 128 s. ISBN 1-899396-30-6.
Lend me your ears ; all you need to know about making speeches and presentations. Edited by J. Maxwell Atkinson. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. 376 p. ISBN 0195300750.
TRZECIAK, John a S. E. MACKAY. Study skiills for academic writing. New York: Phoenix, 1997. iii, 43 s. ISBN 0-13-303728-2.
JORDAN, R. R. Academic writing course. New ed. London: Collins ELT, 1990. 144 s. ISBN 0-00-370249-9.
Academic writing course :study skills in English. Edited by R.R Jordan. 1st ed. Essex: Longman, 1999. 160 s. ISBN 0-582-40019-8.
WILLIAMS, Erica J. Presentations in English :find your voice as a presenter. 1st ed. Oxford: Macmillan, 2008. 128 s. ISBN 978-0-230-02876-0

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

intensive course consisting of block sessions, lectures, interactive seminars, peer-review and online communication

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Successful completion of this course involves a production of an academic text; delivery of an academic presentation; and active participation in class discussions and writing activities.

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

I. Introduction to the course and communication skills in academic context; II. Academic Speaking Skills: presentations – general introduction / Writing Skills: academic style; III. Academic Speaking Skills: complex structure, introduction, conclusion of conference talks / Writing Skills: paragraphs, their composition, length; IV. Academic Speaking Skills: main body, audio-visual aids of conference talks / Writing Skills: text types, abstracts; V. Academic Speaking Skills: rehearsal, delivery, complex preparation of conference talks / Writing Skills: language functions; VI. Academic Speaking Skills: spoken interaction, academic/panel discussion, chairing a meeting, session, panel discussion / Writing Skills: text coherence and cohesion / electronic sources use for scientific information; VII. Academic Speaking Skills: feedback giving and accepting / Writing Skills: biography; VIII. Academic Integrity: plagiarism, referencing, quoting, paraphrasing, summarising bibliography, citation rules; IX. Poster Preparation and Presentation Skills / Writing Skills: The Story of Research; X. Academic Speaking Skills: audience diversity / Writing Skills: audience diversity; XI. Academic Speaking Skills and Writing Skills: practical training with critical reflection and feedback; XII. Academic Speaking Skills and Writing Skills: practical training with critical reflection and feedback

Aims

The goal of the course is to familiarize Ph.D. students with different approaches in presentation of his/her scientific outcomes in international environment. It aims to improve scientific writing skills, preparing poster or oral presentations of participant. The importance is given also to working with bibliography, citation rules and electronic sources of scientific information. The students become familiar with converting tedious data of their research into the words and sentences of interesting story, what is essential step for an establishing of international co-operations as well as acquiring funds.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme STIPMN Doctoral

    branch PM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional (voluntary)

  • Programme STIPMNK Doctoral

    branch PM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional (voluntary)

  • Programme STIPMN Doctoral

    branch PM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional (voluntary)

  • Programme STIAMNC Doctoral

    branch AM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional (voluntary)

  • Programme STIAMN Doctoral

    branch AM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional (voluntary)

  • Programme STIPMN Doctoral

    branch PNTMT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional (voluntary)

  • Programme STIPMN Doctoral

    branch PNTMT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional (voluntary)

  • Programme STIAMNC Doctoral

    branch ANTMT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional (voluntary)

  • Programme STIAMN Doctoral

    branch ANTMT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional (voluntary)

  • Programme STIPMNK Doctoral

    branch PM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional (voluntary)

  • Programme STIPMN Doctoral

    branch PM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional (voluntary)

  • Programme STIPMN Doctoral

    branch PM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional (voluntary)

  • Programme STIPMN Doctoral

    branch PNTMT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional (voluntary)

  • Programme STIPMN Doctoral

    branch PNTMT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional (voluntary)
    branch PM , 3. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional (voluntary)
    branch PM , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional (voluntary)

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

eLearning