Course detail

English for the state doctoral exam

FEKT-DPX-QJAAcad. year: 2021/2022

In the frame of the course, Ph.D. students individually prepare for the exam in English. Passing the exam is the alternative to DPX-JA6 or DKX-JA6 courses as 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

An intermediate-level examination or higher, examination passed as a part of admission procedure to the doctoral study programme

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

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 self-study based on recommended literature.

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

English

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 tuition

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme DPA-KAM Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, elective
  • Programme DPC-KAM Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, elective
  • Programme DPC-EKT Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, elective
  • Programme DPA-EKT Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, elective
  • Programme DPA-EIT Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, elective
  • Programme DPAD-EIT Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, elective
  • Programme DPC-IBE Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, elective
  • Programme DPC-MET Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, elective
  • Programme DPA-MET Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, elective
  • Programme DPA-SEE Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, elective
  • Programme DPC-SEE Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, elective
  • Programme DPC-TLI Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, elective
  • Programme DPA-TLI Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, elective
  • Programme DPA-TEE Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, elective
  • Programme DPC-TEE Doctoral, any year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, elective
  • Programme DPA-BTB Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, elective
  • Programme DPC-BTB Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, elective
  • Programme DPA-BTB Doctoral, 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, elective
  • Programme DPC-BTB Doctoral, 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, elective

Type of course unit

 

Guided consultation

3 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer