Course detail

English Language Tutorial for PhD Students

FAST-DYA004Acad. year: 2023/2024

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

Czech

Number of ECTS credits

1

Mode of study

Not applicable.

Department

Institute of Social Sciences (SPV)

Entry knowledge

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

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

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

Aims

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

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

odborná cizojazyčná publikace vybraná doktorandem a odsouhlasená vyučujícím i školitelem

(EN)

Recommended reading

ŠTĚPÁNEK, Libor a Janice de HAAFF. Akademická angličtina: Academic English : průvodce anglickým jazykem pro studenty, akademiky a vědce. 2. aktualizované vydání. Praha: Grada, 2018. ISBN 978-80-271-0842-8

(EN)

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme DKA-S Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme DPC-S Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme DKC-S Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme DPA-S Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme DPC-E Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme DPA-E Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme DKC-E Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme DKA-E Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme DKC-M Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme DKA-M Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme DPA-M Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme DPC-M Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme DPA-K Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme DKC-K Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme DPC-K Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme DKA-K Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme DPC-V Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme DKA-V Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme DKC-V Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme DPA-V Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

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.