Course detail

Foreign language for doctoral students

FaVU-3CIZIAcad. year: 2020/2021

One-on-one tutorials. Reading and translation of publication in the thematic field of the dissertation. The subject is accomplished by an exam. A panel of examiners test the student from reading and traslation of a passage taken from a text chosen by the student.. In the second part of the exam, students discuss their dissertation with the examiners. For more information, see


Institute of Social Sciences (SPV)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Doctoral students will be able to read a scientific text within the field of their research and clearly understand the theses, ideas, and solutions provided by the texts. They will be able to actively apply the acquired knowledge both in a written and oral form, that is, they will be able to describe, clarify, and sum up their ideas, opinions, and attitedes in their own words. They will be able to understand spoken presentation/lecture and spontaneously reflect on it in a spoken form.


B1 in general English.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Odborná cizojazyčná publikace vybraná doktorandem a odsouhlasená lektorem cizího jazyka a školitelem.
Studijní materiály UJAZ pro doktorandy.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Six by two course units of one-on-one tutorials agreed upon by the instructor and the student. More info at

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The exam constists of reading and translation of an excerpt from an academic text, followed by discussion of the topic of the text and the student's disseration. The student presents a written list of key terms and their tranlation gained from the studied academic text. In order to pass the exam, the student must prove to be able to understand an academic text on an acceptable level and to fluently and spontaneously participate in academic discussion in her field of study.

Language of instruction

English, Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Six classes in dates which are agreed upon by the tutors and students. The student chooses the text in cooperation with her mentor and foreign language instructor.


Students of the course should gain skills in the foreign language of their choice at a level which enables professional (scientific) work, active participation on professional events, such as workshops, sympozia, and conferences.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

A decree annually updated by the course garant defines the form and assessment of the course. More info at

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme VUD Doctoral

    branch VUUP_DK3 , 2. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory

  • Programme VUD Doctoral

    branch VUUP_DP4 , 2. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory

  • Programme VUD Doctoral

    branch VUUP_DK4 , 2. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


Guided consultation

12 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer