JAF03 English for Physicists III

Faculty of Science
autumn 2021
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
  • GRELLET, Françoise. Developing reading skills : a practical guide to reading comprehension exercises. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981. 252 s. ISBN 0521283647. 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
  • 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
  • http://www.newscientist.com
  • http://www.sciencedaily.org
  • http://www.sciencenews.org
  • http://www.nature.com
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.
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, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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