JA002 Advanced Examination in English for Specific Purposes - Science

Faculty of Science
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Anna Bízková Doleželová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Eva Čoupková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Daniela Dlabolová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Markéta Dudová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jana Kubrická, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Monika Ševečková, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Eva Čoupková, Ph.D.
Language Centre, Faculty of Science Division – Language Centre
Contact Person: Lenka Pavlíková
Supplier department: Language Centre, Faculty of Science Division – Language Centre
Prerequisites
The knowledge of English - B2 level CEFR - English for specific purposes
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The exam assesses student´s ability to
understand specialized texts/discourse
identify key ideas
formulate key ideas
transfer information from the text
classify, describe cause and effect, compare, define
summarize an advanced text related to their field of study
present a specialized topic related to the field of study in an accessible way using advanced presentation techniques
discuss common topics and those related to their field of study
talk about one´s field of study using topic-based vocabulary
use argumentation
Learning outcomes
The exam assesses student´s ability to
understand specialized texts/discourse
identify key ideas
formulate key ideas
transfer information from the text
classify, describe cause and effect, compare, define
summarize an advanced text related to their field of study
present a specialized topic related to the field of study in an accessible way using advanced presentation techniques
discuss common topics and those related to their field of study
talk about one´s field of study using topic-based vocabulary
use argumentation
Syllabus
  • 1. Written part: a) Integrated task (listening, reading and writing) Students will write a synthesis essay (300-400 words) in which they will combine information from two sources: a video on a general scientific topic, which will be provided, and a text of their choice, for example an academic, scientific or a popular science article in the English language taken from a credible source such as a journal, the science section of a newspaper/magazine, or a book chapter. The recommended length of the source article is between 500 and 1500 words.
  • b) Presentation abstract Students will write an abstract for their presentation. Word range: 150-200 words
  • 2.Oral part: Presentation of a specialist topic related to the field of study - own choice, or presentation related to own project - 10 minutes with using visual aids and all presentation techniques + discussion (structure: introduction, main body with signalling devices, ending including summary).
Literature
  • Jeremy Comfort. Effective Presentations.OUP 2000.
  • Douglas Bell: Passport to Academic Presentations.Garnet 2008.
  • MCCARTHY, Michael and Felicity O'DELL. Academic vocabulary in use. First published. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 176 stran. ISBN 9780521689397. info
  • Keith Kelly: Science.Macmillan 2008
  • MASCULL, Bill. Key words in science & technology : helping learners with real English. 1st pub. London: Harper Collins Publishers, 1997. xii, 210. ISBN 0003750981. info
  • Academic writing course :study skills in English. Edited by R.R Jordan. 1st ed. Essex: Longman, 1999. 160 s. ISBN 0-582-40019-8. info
  • English for science. Edited by Fran Zimmerman. New Jersey : Regents/Prentice Hall, 1989
  • DONOVAN, Peter. Basic English for Science. 10. vyd. Oxford: University Press, 1994. 153 s. ISBN 0-19-457180-7. info
  • Nucleus ; English for science and technology. Edited by Martin Bates - Tony Dudley-Evans. info
  • Physics:Reader.Ivana Tulajová, Masarykova univerzita Přírodovědecká fakulta 2000
  • PLUMMER, Charles C. and David MCGEARY. Physical geology :student study art notebook. 7th ed. Dubuque: Wm. C. Brown Communications, 1996. 161 s. ISBN 0-697-28732-7. info
  • STRAHLER, Alan H. and Arthur Newell STRAHLER. Introducing physical geography. 4th ed. Hoboken, N.J.: J. Wiley, 2006. xxv, 728. ISBN 047167950X. info
  • MURPHY, Raymond. English grammar in use : a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate students of English : with answers. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. x, 379. ISBN 0521537622. info
  • CUNNINGHAM, Sarah and Bill BOWLER. Headway : intermediate : pronunciation. 1. vyd. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. xi, 112 s. ISBN 1-943396-88-4. info
  • +Any materials aimed at preparation for B2 level examinations(e.g. FCE, TOEFL)
Bookmarks
https://is.muni.cz/ln/tag/PříF:JA002!
Teaching methods
written and oral exam
Assessment methods
writing tasks, oral exam - 60% passing grade in each individual part
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught each semester.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses

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Teacher's information
https://is.muni.cz/auth/el/sci/jaro2022/JA002/index-HSXehD.qwarp
The JA002 exam tests skills discussed in optional language seminars 03 and 04 (JAB03, JAC03, JAF03, JAG03, JAM03, JAZ03 and JAB04, JAC04...) - see the syllabi of individual subjects. Taking these courses is not compulsory, just recommended.

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If you pass the JA002 exam during your Bachelor studies, it is not necessary to take the JA001 exam.

The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Spring 2008 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, 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 2011 - acreditation, spring 2012 - acreditation, 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, autumn 2021, Spring 2022, Autumn 2022, Spring 2023, Autumn 2023.
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