PřF:JAF03 English for Physicists III - Course Information
JAF03 English for Physicists IIIFaculty of Science
- Extent and Intensity
- 0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
- Mgr. Eva Čoupková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Daniela Dlabolová (assistant)
Mgr. Monika Ševečková, Ph.D. (assistant)
- Guaranteed by
- 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
- The knowledge of English at B1 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 / plans the course is directly associated with
- there are 38 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
- Course objectives
- The aim of the course is: - to acquaint with and practise academic English in physical context at B2 level; - to prepare to an advanced exam in English for Specific Purposes; - to practice academic and soft skills useful in both academic and professional environments (for example: writing a CV and a cover letter, taking part in a job interview, argumentation, hypothesising, presenting a poster)
- Learning outcomes
- After the completion of the course the student should be able to:
understand authentic physical texts at B2 level of CEFR
understand spoken discourse concerning physical 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
take part in a job interview
describe a process with reference to a visual aid
present physical topics, give arguments for and against
apply the acquired skills to new physical topics
- Odborné texty z fyziky a dalších příbuzných oborů podle zájmu a aktuálnosti Applying for a job Balanced Argumentation - Radioactivity Persuasive Argumentation - Nuclear Fusion Ethical Questions in Science Mock Job Interviews Analyzing: Speculating and Drawing Conclusions How Things Work: Process Description and Diagrams Visuals as Source of Information - Poster Presentation Mock Poster Presentation
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- MURPHY, Raymond. English grammar in use : a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate students of English : with answers. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. x, 379. ISBN 0521532892. info
- CRAVEN, Miles and Brigit VINEY. English grammar in use CD-ROM. Version 1.0hundreds of additional exercises to accompany the third edition of the book. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. 1 CD-ROM +. ISBN 0521537606. info
- MCCARTHY, Michael and Felicity O'DELL. Academic vocabulary in use. First published. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 176 stran. ISBN 9780521689397. info
- Physics:Reader. Ivana Tulajová Přírodovědecká fakulta Masarykova univerzita Brno 2000
- ZEMANOVÁ, Alena. Angličtina pre fyzikov. 1. vyd. Bratislava: Univerzita Komenského Bratislava, 2007. 98 s. ISBN 9788022322720. info
- Science. Keith Kelly. Macmillan 2008. ISBN 978-0-2305-3506-0
- 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)
- The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
- Teacher's information
- Due to the current epidemic situation the instruction in the autumn term will be carried out in a hybrid mode. Most work will be done online (using the interactive outline, homework vaults and discussion forums of the IS + MS Teams); however, three contact face-to-face lessons are also planned.
- Enrolment Statistics (recent)
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