Course detail

English for the state doctoral exam

FEKT-DKC-QJAAcad. year: 2020/2021

In the frame of the course, Ph.D. students individually prepare for the exam in English. Passing the exam is a pre-condition for the doctoral state exam.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Skilled language user able to use English for the purposes of his specific profession in electrical engineering.

Prerequisites

B2 level and higher in all English language skills.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Krhutová M.: Parameters of Professional Discourse, Tribun-EU, 2009
Vince M.: Advanced Language Practice, Heinemann, 1994
Studijní materiály UJAZ pro doktorandy
Leki, I.: Academic writing, CUP, 2006

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods include active study based on e-learning sources.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Exam: written (language test - 40 points; listening - 30 points; reading - 30 points).
Passmark: 50% in each part of the exam.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Text analysis
2. Listening
3. Reproduction
4. Language functions and grammar
5. Difficult words and expressions
6. Academic English
7. Scientific/technical writing
8. Presentations - subskills
9. Presentations
10. Genres of English for science and technology
11. Listening to academic lectures
12. Written discourse
13. Revision

Aims

Acquiring the level of the English language required for doctoral state exam in all language skills focussing on English for specific and professional purposes.

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

Alternative form of education

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme DKC-KAM Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
  • Programme DKC-EKT Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
  • Programme DKC-IBE Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
  • Programme DKC-MET Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
  • Programme DKC-SEE Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
  • Programme DKC-TLI Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
  • Programme DKC-TEE Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
  • Programme DKC-BTB Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Guided consultation

3 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

3 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

eLearning