RCSZ_AJC1 English for PhD Studies - C1

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 7 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Daniel Gerrard, M.A. (seminar tutor)
Jitka Autratová (assistant)
Mgr. Radim Herout (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Radim Herout
Language Centre, Faculty of Education Division - Faculty Branches of University Departments - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Jitka Autratová
Supplier department: Language Centre, Faculty of Education Division - Faculty Branches of University Departments - Faculty of Education
Timetable of Seminar Groups
RCSZ_AJC1/01: Thu 10:00–11:50 učebna 41, except Thu 27. 10., D. Gerrard
RCSZ_AJC1/02: Thu 10:00–11:50 učebna 33, except Thu 27. 10.
B2 level knowledge of English is required.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
This C1 level course is intended for doctoral students at the Faculty of Education (with the exception of students from the Didactics of a Foreign Language programme). The course develops all four language skills (speaking, writing, listening and reading) while putting a special emphasis on academic writing and speaking.
Learning outcomes
A C1 student can: - understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning; - express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions; - use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes; - produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
  • SESSION 1: Introduction to academic writing; SESSION 2: Academic writing with corpora; SESSION 3: Coherence and cohesion; SESSION 4: Language of generalisation, hedging and boosting; SESSION 5: Writing a conference abstract; SESSION 6: The writing process; SESSION 7: Language of presentations and presentation skills; SESSION 8: Delivering a paper presentation; SESSION 9: TBD; Weeks 10-13: Independent work on assignments.
    required literature
  • Study material posted in the course folder in the MU Information System.
    recommended literature
  • DVOŘÁČKOVÁ, Veronika, Dita HOCHMANOVÁ and Dita TRČKOVÁ. Anglická terminologie pro učitele Praktický průvodce (English Terminology for Teachers - Practical Guide). Praha: Grada, 2021. 223 pp. ISBN 978-80-271-2470-1. info
  • SPARLING, Thomas Donaldson, Christopher Adam RANCE and Simona KALOVÁ. English or Czenglish. Avoiding Czechisms in English. 1. vyd. . Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2021. 319 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-9965-4. URL info
  • ŠTĚPÁNEK, Libor and Janice de HAAFF. Academic English. 2. aktualizované vydání. Praha: Grada, 2018. 222 stran. ISBN 9788027108428. info
Teaching methods
Group discussions; presentations; group and individual writing tasks; reading and text analysis; peer review; grammar and vocabulary study.
Assessment methods
Credit requirements: 1) attendance (min. five sessions), active participation; 2) ROPOT quizzes; 3) conference abstract (approx. 300-400 words); 4) peer review; 5) oral presentation (10-15 mins + Q&A) in exam period.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on completion of the course: Zkouška podle podmínek pro doktorské studium MU.
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught each semester.
General note: Kurz je určen pro studenty doktorského studia PdF MU.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Kurz je určen pro studenty doktorského studia na PdF MU.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2008, Spring 2009, Autumn 2009, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, autumn 2020, Autumn 2021.
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