RCSZ_AJC1 English for PhD Studies - C1

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 7 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Daniel Gerrard, M.A. (lecturer)
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 23. 9. to Thu 16. 12. Thu 10:00–11:50 učebna 53, D. Gerrard
RCSZ_AJC1/02: Thu 23. 9. to Thu 16. 12. Thu 10:00–11:50 učebna 5
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: The writing process; SESSION 3: Language of classification and definitions; SESSION 4: Coherence and cohesion ; SESSION 5: Language of generalisation, hedging and boosting; SESSION 6: Writing an academic article; SESSION 7: Writing an abstract; SESSION 8: Quoting, paraphrasing and summarising; SESSION 9: Presentation skills; Weeks 10-13: Independent work on the written assignment, peer review and oral presentation.
    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
  • ŠTĚPÁNEK, Libor and Janice de HAAFF. Academic English. 2. aktualizované vydání. Praha: Grada, 2018. 222 stran. ISBN 9788027108428. info
Teaching methods
Group discussions; 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 (min. six); 3) dissertation proposal (1500 words); 4) peer review (two drafts); 5) oral presentation (10 mins).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
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 2022.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2021, recent)
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