FDGSJ_FAF Foreign Language

Faculty of Pharmacy
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 25 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Silvie Schüllerová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Dana Otychová (assistant)
PhDr. Renata Prucklová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Renata Prucklová
Faculty of Pharmacy
Contact Person: Mgr. Silvie Schüllerová, Ph.D.
The level of understanding and competency in English is the key to successfully complete the course, a minimum B2 level of English in CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) 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
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to develop and improve all language skills, specifically in academic English, in order to understand and make the most effective use of scientific literature, develop the specialised language and vocabulary related to the field of study, interpret assignment questions and select appropriate material for relevant response, write well-structured and coherently presented assignments, as well as communicate and productively work with other colleagues.
Learning outcomes
- acquire rules and conventions of academic language with emphasis on writing and oral presentation
- improve and extend student's knowledge of technical vocabulary
- enhance skills in effective communication with both tutors and colleagues
- improving scientific presentation skills including practice, feedback, and peer evaluation
  • The content of the course is made up of specific topics in the field of academic and professional English corresponding to the particular scientific work (problems of a specific field, workplace, possibilities of international cooperation etc.) and dissertation (topic, practical applications, etc.) of each student.
    recommended literature
  • GILLETT, Andy. Using English for Academic Purposes for Students in Higher Education. 2018. URL URL info
  • BROPHY, Peter. The Academic Library. London: Facet Publishing, 2005. ISBN 1-85604-527-7. info
Teaching methods
individualized consultation with the tutor, independent learning and further education
Assessment methods
Student´s performance analysis: WRITTEN EXAMINATION evaluation of submitted written documentation including student’s scientific paper, academic CV and PPT presentation based on assessment of the level of interpreting, organising information, reviewing and paraphrasing information, collecting data, searching and managing information sources, observing and interpreting ORAL EXAMINATION assessment of oral presentation of personal, academic and career development a student, delivering PPT presentation and reading, translating and explaining selected phenomena or terminology from a technical text
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught each semester.
Teacher's information
preparation of documentation including
- student's original scientific paper in a minimum of 2 standard pages related to their research or dissertation work
- academic curriculum vitae
- PPT presentation on a topic related the student's research or dissertation thesis
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021.
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