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2023/2024

English for PhD Students

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
D04END ZK 2C Czech
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Department of Languages
Synopsis:

The course is aimed at making doctoral degree students familiar with the basic genres of the academic style and prepare them for real-life communication situations, such as e.g. the presentation of their own research and development achievements, writing grant applications, common correspondence, writing abstracts, etc. The course should also assist in the preparation for the examination in English, which is a compulsory part of doctoral degree study. The course is not compulsory, it is not completed by granting a credit or passing an examination.

Requirements:

Enrolment in doctoral degree programme

Syllabus of lectures:

This course is not a lecture but practical session:

Course codes for registration in KOS: D04END - Angličtina pro doktorandy

!!!if you are interested in attending the course you must contact the teacher of the course!!!

Duration: 2 hours / 1 semester

For more information see Outline and Syllabus of Exercises

Syllabus of tutorials:

Examination administration: the examination consists of three parts - written, oral and portfolio.

The written part: The written part is similar in form and scope to the Reading and Use of English part of the Cambridge First exam. The written part includes a writing assignment - a short text of 140-180 words on a given topic. e.g. Flood protection, Sustainable living, GPS, Surveying etc.

The oral part: the oral part is based on a pre-prepared presentation (preferably a powerpoint presentation) in which the student talks professionally about his/her research, studies, gives information about the organization of the FCE and CTU or information about the institution where he/she works (how he/she would present it to his/her foreign colleagues), describes the educational and research activities of the department, presents his/her own teaching and research activities. Furthermore, the student will talk about the literature studied and materials submitted.

Portfolio: The student will submit the portfolio by email to Mgr. Florianová or Mgr. Sandra Giormani. (Note: If the student does not submit all required materials, he/she will not be allowed to take the exam.)

Recommended Literature:

Horká, Nivenová, Martincová, Giormani: Professional English for Civil Engineering

S.Kasíková: English for PhD students R. Murphy: English Grammar in Use

Michael McCarthy: Academic Vocabulary in Use L.Štěpánek, J. de Haaff et al.: Academic English

Edward de Chazal, Julie Moor: Oxford EAP

Study Objective:

The aim of the English language courses for PhD students is to prepare students for the compulsory examination.

The Department of Languages offers optional English language courses for PhD students. Attendance is not compulsory, and the courses do not end with a credit. Classes are taught in both the winter and summer semesters, and last one-semester.

The exam is set at B2 level, the course instruction is oriented towards grammatical-lexical features, professional technical English, the basics of professional writing and English for academic purposes.

Registration for English for PhD students:

Students register for courses through KOS.

English language examination for PhD studies:

The level of the exam is B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Dates of the PhD English language examinations:

Students register for the dates that are posted in the KOS system each semester.

It is not necessary to attend the course to be able to take the exam; if required, the department offers courses in both the summer and winter semesters (for more information on the compulsory exam, see the section Outline and Syllabus of Exercises).

However, the student must be enrolled in the course in the semester in which he/she plans to take the exam, otherwise he/she cannot register for the announced exam dates in the KOS system.

Study materials:

Recommended literature:

Instruction focuses on skills in all language areas, emphasizing communication skills (spoken and written) for academic purposes, as well as technical English and basic technical style units.

The level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) exam is B2 and the course is conducted at this level.

Written formats covered:

- Structured CV,

- cover letter for a CV in response to an advertised vacancy,

- brief application for a grant,

- abstract of a technical article, reading (and submitting for examination) approximately 150 pages of technical text, including articles from professional journals and conference proceedings.

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Horká, Nivenová, Martincová, Giormani: Professional English for Civil Engineering

S.Kasíková: English for PhD students R. Murphy: English Grammar in Use

Michael McCarthy: Academic Vocabulary in Use L.Štěpánek, J. de Haaff et al.: Academic English

Edward de Chazal, Julie Moor: Oxford EAP

Note:
Further information:
http://departments.fsv.cvut.cz/k104/index.php/doktorandi/
No time-table has been prepared for this course
The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2024-05-18
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