PřF:JAC03 English for Chemists III - Course Information

JAC03 English for Chemists III

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Daniela Dlabolová (lecturer)
Luis Carlos Rodriguez, M.Phil. (lecturer)
Anthony Kerr (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Štěpánka Bilová, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Eva Čoupková, Ph.D. (assistant)
Bc. Mgr. Petra Chládková (assistant)
Mgr. Kateřina Kováčová, Ph.D. (assistant)
PhDr. Hana Němcová (assistant)
Agnieszka Suchomelová-Polomska, M.A. (assistant)
Mgr. Monika Ševečková, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Daniela Veškrnová (assistant)
Mgr. Jitka Žváčková (assistant)
Mgr. Daniela Dlabolová
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
JAC03/01: Mon 17. 9. to Fri 14. 12. Mon 10:00–11:50 A15/114, D. Dlabolová
JAC03/02: Mon 17. 9. to Fri 14. 12. Thu 12:00–13:50 A15/114, A. Kerr
JAC03/03: Mon 17. 9. to Fri 14. 12. Tue 15:00–16:50 A15/114, L. Rodriguez
JAC03/04: Mon 17. 9. to Fri 14. 12. Wed 10:00–11:50 J5, L. Rodriguez
JAC03/05: Mon 17. 9. to Fri 14. 12. Wed 12:00–13:50 J5, L. Rodriguez
The knowledge of English at B1+ level of 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
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Course objectives
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
write one´s CV
write a letter of job application
act professionally at a job interview
argue in a balanced way
evaluate a problem from different perspectives
present chemical topics in the form of a poster
apply the acquired skills to new chemical topics
Learning outcomes
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, evaluate information
use English as a tool of communication, use functional academic language (e.g. providing evidence, evaluation from different perspectives, explaining, recognizing stance and opininon, referring to visuals), specific language of the subject
communicate their results effectively by exploiting visual forms of presenting
  • CV and covering letter
  • Job interview
  • Radioactivity
  • Genetic modification
  • Inorganic nomenclature
  • Using visuals
  • Poster presentations
  • Nobel prizes
  • Grammar: relative clauses, giving advice (had better), preferences (would rather), indirect questions, modals for hedging, prepositional phrases, noun phrases, word formation, verb patterns, If-clauses
  • FEIGL, Dorothy M. and John W. HILL. General, organic, and biological chemistry : foundations of life. 2nd ed. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1986. xvi, 589. ISBN 002336730X. info
  • 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
  • MCCARTHY, Michael and Felicity O'DELL. Academic vocabulary in use. First published. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 176 stran. ISBN 9780521689397. 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
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.
Teacher's information
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, autumn 2017.
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