PřF:JAC04 English for Chemists IV - Course Information

JAC04 English for Chemists IV

Faculty of Science
Spring 2014
Extent and Intensity
0/2. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Daniela Dlabolová (lecturer)
PhDr. Eva Složilová, M.A., PhD. (lecturer)
Mgr. Eva Čoupková, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Věra Hranáčová (assistant)
Mgr. Jana Kubrická, Ph.D. (assistant)
PhDr. Hana Němcová (assistant)
Agnieszka Suchomelová-Polomska, M.A. (assistant)
Mgr. Hana Ševečková, M.A. (assistant)
Mgr. Hana Ševečková, M.A.
Language Centre, Faculty of Science Division - Language Centre
Contact Person: Lenka Pavlíková
Timetable of Seminar Groups
JAC04/01: Wed 9:00–10:50 A15/227, D. Dlabolová
JAC04/02: Wed 11:00–12:50 A15/227, D. Dlabolová
JAC04/03: Thu 12:00–13:50 A15/114, E. Složilová
JAC04/04: Thu 14:00–15:50 A15/227, E. Složilová
Knowledge of English language at B2 level of CEFR
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
there are 35 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
After the completion of the course the student should be able to:
understand authentic chemical texts at B2 level of CEFR
understand spoken discourse concerning chemical topics at B2 level of CEFR
communicate on a special topic at B2 level of CEFR
skim the text and understand its general meaning
scan the text and find a piece of specific information
formulate the main ideas of the text
distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information
summarize relevant information
present the results of one´s research
apply the acquired skills to new chemical topics
  • Presentations:
  • Introduction
  • Main body - signalling devices, ending
  • Delivery, pronounciation
  • Using Visual Aids
  • Interpreting graphs
  • Handling Questions
  • Practical Presentations
  • Summarizing
  • Organic Nomenclature
  • Talking of One´s Studies, Research
  • Ozone
  • Texts from chemistry, biochemistry and other related fields according to current importance and interest (e.g. Stem Cell Research, Carbon Nanotubes, Enzymes)
  • ORESKÁ, Alžbeta. English for chemists. 2. preprac. vyd. v Bratislave: Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave, 2006. 191 s. ISBN 8022724181. info
  • WEISE, Karel. Angličtina pro chemiky. Translated by Karel Habersberger. Praha: Státní nakladatelství technické literatury, 1988. 293 s. info
  • DASTYCH, Milan, Ladislav ČERVENÝ and Ivo NAJMAN. English for Laboratory Technicians. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2007. 164 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-4241-4. info
  • KELLY, Keith. Science. [Oxford]: Macmillan, 2008. 254 s. ISBN 9780230535060. info
  • MCCARTHY, Michael and Felicity O'DELL. Academic vocabulary in use. First published. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 176 stran. ISBN 9780521689397. info
  • BELL, Douglas. Passport to academic presentations : student's book. 1st pub. Reading: Garnet, 2008. 68 l. ISBN 9781859644003. info
  • MURPHY, Raymond. Essential grammar in use : a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate students : with answers. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. x, 350. ISBN 052143680X. info
  • BLÁHA, Karel. Česko-anglický chemický slovník : Czech-english chemical dictionary. 1. vyd. Praha: SNTL - Nakladatelství technické literatury, 1989. 515 s. info
  • Anglicko-český chemický slovník. 1. vyd. Praha: SNTL - Nakladatelství technické literatury, 1988. 550 s. info
  • Dictionary of chemistry. Edited by John Daintith. 5th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. 602 s. ISBN 0198609183. info
Teaching methods
course of English for specific purposes, text analysis, reading comprehension, listening activities, listening comprehension, discussion (in pairs, groups, plenary), looking for relevant information on the Internet, presentations
Assessment methods
continuous assessment through assigned tasks, written credit test - the passing grade is 60%, 80% of seminar attendance is required
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2013, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, spring 2018, Spring 2019.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2014, recent)
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