Course detail

English for the state doctoral exam

FEKT-DQJAACompulsoryDoctoral (3rd cycle)Acad. year: 2017/2018Both semester1. year of study4  credits

In the frame of the course, Ph.D. students are prepared to passing an exam from English. Passing the exam is a pre-condition to attend the doctoral state exam.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

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

Mode of delivery

90 % face-to-face, 10 % distance learning


B1 level in all English language skills


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Krhutová Milena, Parameters of Professional Discourse, Tribun EU, 2009
Učební materiály UJAZ pro doktorandy
Leki Ilona, Academic Writing, CUP, 2006
Vince Michael: Advanced Language Practice, Heinemann, 1994

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

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

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Evaluation of all three parts of the written exam. Each part has to be passed for at least half of the points. The exams comprises listening comprehension, test on grammar structures, reading comprehension.

Language of instruction


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
9) presentations
10) genres of English for science and technology
11) Listening to academic lectures
12) Written discourse
13) revision


To reach the level B2 of SERR 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