XS451a Communication skills train. 2

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Petr Holík (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ondřej Přibyla (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Hana Vrtalová (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Zdeněk Bochníček, Dr.
Department of Physical Electronics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: Mgr. Ondřej Přibyla
Supplier department: Department of Physical Electronics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Timetable of Seminar Groups
XS451a/01: Mon 17. 9. to Fri 14. 12. Mon 12:00–13:50 J4, H. Vrtalová
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 2/20, only registered: 0/20, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/20
Course objectives
The aim of the course is improving students’ abilities to interact and communicate (i.e. listening and speaking) with people. Outcomes of the training are correspondingly dependent on individual dispositions.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course students will be able to:
Create and deliver a good short speech (5 min e.g. a personal introduction)
Structure a complicated idea, so it could be communicated to an audience
Give high qual
  • Areas of training:
  • Presentation Skills:
  • Nonverbal expression - eye contact, movement of the speaker ...
  • Short forms (5 min): personal presentation, Pecha Kucha ...
  • "Capture the essence"
  • Improvised performance on a given topic
  • Structure your speech - how to deliver more comlicated topic
  • Communication skills:
  • Active listening
  • Asking questions
    recommended literature
  • PLAMÍNEK, Jiří. Konflikty a vyjednávání : umění vyhrávat, aniž by někdo prohrál. 2., aktualiz. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2009. 136 s. ISBN 9788024729442. info
  • PLAMÍNEK, Jiří. Komunikace a prezentace : umění mluvit, slyšet a rozumět. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2008. 176 s. ISBN 9788024727066. info
    not specified
  • M.B.Rosenberg: Nonviolent communication
Teaching methods
Active training (individually or in groups) through exercises and activities followed by review or feedback.
Assessment methods
Homework is required throughout the semester. (cca 30 minutes a week, typically a preparation of a short spoken presentation, reading a necessary theory or watching a given lecture). Credit is awarded for active participation in lessons.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2018, recent)
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