CJV_D_A English for Doctoral Studies

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
Joseph Lennon, BA, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Dana Plíšková (assistant)
Mgr. Martina Šindelářová Skupeňová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Joseph Lennon, BA, Ph.D.
Language Centre Faculty of Arts Division - Language Centre
Contact Person: Mgr. Dana Plíšková
Supplier department: Language Centre Faculty of Arts Division - Language Centre
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The student should have a CEFR (Common European Framework) C1 level of English language competence (in writing and speaking) to obtain recognition for this course code.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
The aim of this course is to verify that the student has at least a CEFR C1 level of English in academic writing and speaking.
Learning outcomes
Upon completion of the certification requirements, the student will have shown their ability to:

-Research, write and revise a publishable academic text in English
-Converse naturally and fluently in English in a professional context
-Meet the English language expectations of the Faculty of Arts for PhD candidates
  • This is a COURSE CODE meant ONLY for RECOGNITION of LANGUAGE LEVEL. The student may choose one of the forms described in the ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA (see the section below) to fulfill both the WRITING part and SPEAKING part).
  • There is NO class participation component.
    recommended literature
  • BALLENGER, Bruce. The curious researcher :a guide to writing research papers. 3rd ed. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2001. xxviii, 35. ISBN 0-205-31911-4. info
  • SWALES, John. Genre analysis : English in academic and research settings. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990. xi, 260. ISBN 0521338131. info
  • BHATIA, V. K. Analysing genre : language use in professional settings. 1st pub. Harlow: Longman, 1993. xvi, 246. ISBN 0582085241. info
Teaching methods
There are self-study materials, a bibliography and instructions for the student to consult.
Assessment methods
The foreign language exam consists of a written and an oral part.

The written part of the exam can take one of the following forms (for which the student will submit):

A) an extended abstract whereby the original text should be 500-800 words long (not including citations) and respect the following structure: 1) theme related to specialization 2) current state (of the research) and statement of limitations 3) methodology 4) results 5) discussion 6) bibliography

B) the thesis of the dissertation or a related project (depending on the phase of study) in the length of 1000-1500 words and following this structure: 1) theme, defining the limits of the issue and key concepts 2) theoretical background 3) summary of the current state of knowledge/research 4) methodology 5) preliminary results 6) expected or final results 7) discussion 8) bibliography

C) an academic paper written by the student in the respective foreign language for publication in an academic journal

D) proof of Master's studies in the respective language The oral part of the exam is an interview which can take one of the following forms:

A) discussion with the examiner on a given topic (c. 30 min.)

B) submitting a certificate/proof of having given a presentation in the respective foreign language at an international conference

C) submitting a C1 (CEFR) level certificate (in general or specialized foreign language)

D) submitting proof of Master's studies in the respective language
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught each semester.
Note related to how often the course is taught: výuka neprobíhá.
General note: Výstupní úroveň C1 podle ERR.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2006, Spring 2007, Autumn 2007, Spring 2008, 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, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2021, recent)
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