PřF:JAB04 English for Biology IV - Course Information

JAB04 English for Biology IV

Faculty of Science
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Anjuli Pandavar, PhD (seminar tutor)
Luis Carlos Rodriguez, M.Phil. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Štěpánka Bilová, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Eva Čoupková, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Daniela Dlabolová (assistant)
Mgr. Markéta Dudová, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. et Mgr. Nina Kotková (assistant)
Mgr. Jana Kubrická, Ph.D. (assistant)
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
Timetable of Seminar Groups
JAB04/01: Mon 18. 2. to Fri 17. 5. Tue 11:00–12:50 A15/114, A. Pandavar
JAB04/02: Mon 18. 2. to Fri 17. 5. Tue 13:00–14:50 A15/114, A. Pandavar
JAB04/03: Mon 18. 2. to Fri 17. 5. Thu 12:00–13:50 A15/227, L. Rodriguez
The knowledge of English - B2 level 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 50 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
After completing this course the student will be able to:

understand authentic biological texts/lectures
identify the main ideas
formulate the main ideas
interpret the information
present biological topics using basic presentation techniques
summarize a biological text
compare and contrast
use arguments in a discussion on a biological topic (defend one´s opinion, opose, support arguments of a colleague)
present one´s research using advanced presentation techniques
  • Syllabus of the course:
  • - biological topics
  • - everyday English
  • Scientific method
  • Presentations
  • Handedness
  • Genetic research
  • Human genome project
  • Stem cells
  • Genetic diseases
  • Eugenics
  • Panel discussion
  • The recommended literaure - see the information of the teacher
  • online: New Scientist, Science Daily, Nature, National Geographic, BBC, How stuff works
  • Přehled doporučené literatury - viz informace učitele.
  • MCCARTHY, Michael and Felicity O'DELL. Academic vocabulary in use. First published. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 176 stran. ISBN 9780521689397. 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
Teaching methods
foreign language course; text analysis, listening comprehension, discussion (in pairs, groups, plenary) presentations; blended learning - IS MU (interactive materials, dril)
Assessment methods
Each course is concluded with a credit test. 85% attendance in seminars is required.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
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 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 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, spring 2018.
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