JAB03 English for Biology III

Faculty of Science
autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
PhDr. Hana Němcová (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Marie Barotová (assistant)
Mgr. Štěpánka Bilová, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Eva Čoupková, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Daniela Dlabolová (assistant)
Bc. Mgr. Petra Chládková (assistant)
Mgr. Kateřina Kováčová, Ph.D. (assistant)
PhDr. Eva Složilová, M.A., PhD. (assistant)
Agnieszka Suchomelová-Polomska, M.A. (assistant)
Mgr. Monika Ševečková, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Daniela Veškrnová (assistant)
Mgr. Michal Zeman (assistant)
Mgr. Jitka Žváčková (assistant)
PhDr. Hana Němcová
Language Centre, Faculty of Science Division - Language Centre
Contact Person: Lenka Pavlíková
Supplier department: Language Centre, Faculty of Science Division - Language Centre
Timetable of Seminar Groups
JAB03/01: Mon 18. 9. to Fri 15. 12. Mon 13:00–14:50 A15/227, H. Němcová
JAB03/02: Mon 18. 9. to Fri 15. 12. Mon 15:00–16:50 A15/227, H. Němcová
JAB03/03: Mon 18. 9. to Fri 15. 12. Tue 12:00–13:50 A15/227, H. Němcová
JAB03/04: Mon 18. 9. to Fri 15. 12. Tue 15:00–16:50 A15/227, H. Němcová
JAB03/05: Mon 18. 9. to Fri 15. 12. Wed 15:00–16:50 A15/227, H. Němcová
The knowledge of English - B1+ - B2 level CEFR - English for specific purposes
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 58 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
better understand an authentic global problem from the angle of their specialization and at the same time
communicate it with other specialists in their team
better understand interdisciplinary relationships
formulate their key skills and motivation for the work in a research team (CV, letter of application for an internship, mock interview)
think critically
use English as a tool of communication, use functional academic language, specific language of the subject
communicate their results effectively by making their presentations understandable
write an abstract
  • Discussion - global priorities - discipline-based approach, argumentation. Text and abstract analysis, abstract writing. Job application (CV, cover letter, mock interview) - based on authentic materials. Projects (individuals and/or teams): project design, presentation of the results.
  • MCCARTHY, Michael and Felicity O'DELL. Academic vocabulary in use. First published. 176 stran. ISBN 9780521689397. info
  • online: New Scientist, Science Daily, Nature, National Geographic, BBC, How stuff works,
  • Přehled doporučené literatury - viz informace učitele.
  • The recommended literaure - see the information of the teacher
  • 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
Teaching methods
The course shares elements of three teaching approaches: collaborative learning, problem-based learning, CLIL (content and language integrated learning). Abstract analysis, reading and listening comprehension, team work, discussion, presentation.
Assessment methods
Each course is concluded with a final assessment (project and its presentation, CV, cover letter, mock interview) + 80% attendance
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016.
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