Course detail

English Language Tutorial for PhD Students

FAST-DYA004Acad. year: 2021/2022

The subject comprises six tutorials. Students read English scientific literature connected with their research. It can be a book, its part or a set of papers. The text should be 120-150 pages long. Students chose texts whose topic is useful for their research. The tutor approves of the texts. Students hand in 10-20 key terms with their translation and its source. Student also hand in a written summary of the text(s). It should be approx. one page long.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.


Institute of Social Sciences (SPV)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledge of a certain amount of the technical vocabulary of the respective field and the grammatical features characteristic of the professional language style.


Students must have a command of general English higher than the level of CEFR, and they must have completed the DY02 course.


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Not applicable.

Work placements

Not applicable.


Mastering the vocabulary of the field and the basic regularities of technical translation.

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

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Not applicable.

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme DPA-GK Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory
  • Programme DKC-GK Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory
  • Programme DKA-GK Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory
  • Programme DPC-GK Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. The tutor approves of the text(s) chosen by the student for reading and recommends useful dictionaries containing civil engineering English. 2. Consulting language problems. 3. Consulting language problems. 4. Consulting language problems. 5. Consulting language problems. 6. Consulting the key terms list and the written summary of the reading.