Course: Foreign Language PhD - English 1

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Course title Foreign Language PhD - English 1
Course code KAL/91AA1
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 9
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
Course content
There will be at least two doctoral students who will take the doctoral exam in English at the same time. They will be expected to pay attention to each other´s presentation and be prepared to ask each other questions related to it. The candidate?s ten-minute presentation of their doctoral project must include: title and overall theme of the project (possibly if the candidate?s work is part of a team project); background of the presented theme (who dealt with it before, when, from what point of view, etc.); what is the main question which the thesis wishes to be an answer to; what method(s) of research is/are used (analysis, synthesis, comparison, statistics, etc.); what materials are used in the candidate?s research project and during their thesis writing (visual sources, written sources, recordings, etc.); what the candidate?s project brings new to the presented subject and to the respective discipline; summary of the 30 to 50-page original English subject-related text chosen for the viva and how this text relates to their theme of study. This presentation may include a short discussion with the examiner(s) and with the other doctoral students present on the theme of their research. The candidate is supposed to present his/her project and the academic text submitted without reading notes or using a powerpoint programme. In the following part of the examination, each candidate will be asked to read passages from the original English text which he/she has chosen for the viva, to translate into Czech or summarize/explain the passages in English, to answer questions related to the grammar and vocabulary encountered in the respective passage. The candidate will also be dictated a few sentences chosen by the examiners from the overall English text, which he or she will have to write down; after the dictation, the candidate will be asked to write a short text in English on their doctoral project and/or their personal comment related to the subject-related text as a whole.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook), Methods of Written Work
  • Preparation for the Exam - 225 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Foreign language (English) exam for students doing Doctoral Studies.
In order to pass this exam, the student must have a good command of the foreign language they have chosen to take the exam in (approx. at level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), must be able to communicate on topics related to their field of research, and must understand subject-related texts.
Prerequisites
Proficiency in the chosen language according to the requirements posted on the website of the Department of Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University in Olomouc www.kal.upol.cz Materials which the candidate must submit at least 30 days before the viva: An A4 curriculum vitae in English containing the following information: candidate?s full name and title; correspondence address; current job; university education (B.A. and/or M.A.); title of the candidate?s M.A. thesis and supervisor?s name; department where the candidate undertakes his/her doctoral course; supervisor?s name (including titles); title or theme of the candidate?s doctoral thesis. A copy of a 30 to 50-page subject-related text (excluding pictures, graphs, endnotes, scores, etc.) in the candidate?s field of study (e.g. a book chapter or an article) in original English (i.e. by an author whose mother tongue is English), with exact bibliographical reference (author?s full name, full title of the publication the text has been taken from ? book or journal ?, place of publication, publishing house, year of publication/number of issue where necessary, full title of the presented article or chapter, page numbers). Please do not choose texts downloaded from the internet; we only accept copies of texts taken from hard-copy publications.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, Written exam, Student performance, Analysis of linguistic

Materials which the candidate must submit at least 30 days before the viva: An A4 curriculum vitae in English containing the following information: candidate?s full name and title; correspondence address; current job; university education (B.A. and/or M.A.); title of the candidate?s M.A. thesis and supervisor?s name; department where the candidate undertakes his/her doctoral course; supervisor?s name (including titles); title or theme of the candidate?s doctoral thesis. A copy of a 30 to 50-page subject-related text (excluding pictures, graphs, endnotes, scores, etc.) in the candidate?s field of study (e.g. a book chapter or an article) in original English (i.e. by an author whose mother tongue is English), with exact bibliographical reference (author?s full name, full title of the publication the text has been taken from ? book or journal ?, place of publication, publishing house, year of publication/number of issue where necessary, full title of the presented article or chapter, page numbers). Please do not choose texts downloaded from the internet; we only accept copies of texts taken from hard-copy publications.
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Faculty of Arts Media and Cultural Studies (14) Journalism, library science and informatics - -
Faculty of Arts German Language (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Czech Literature (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Czech Language (13) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts English Language (13) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Andragogy (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - -
Faculty of Arts Dutch Philology (16) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Politology (12) Social sciences - -
Faculty of Arts English and American Literature (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts English and American Literature (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts English Language (15) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Clinical Psychology (12) Psychology courses - -
Faculty of Arts Theory and History of Literature, Theatre and Film (12) Theory and history of arts - -
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (16) Philosophy, theology - -
Faculty of Arts Czech History (12) History courses - -
Faculty of Arts Politology (14) Social sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Sociology (12) Social sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Sociology (12) Social sciences - -
Faculty of Arts English Language (13) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts English Language (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Czech Language (13) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Romance literature (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Pedagogical Psychology (12) Psychology courses - -
Faculty of Arts Theory and History of Arts (12) Theory and history of arts - -
Faculty of Arts Theory and History of Arts (12) Theory and history of arts - -
Faculty of Arts English Language (15) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Media and Cultural Studies (14) Journalism, library science and informatics - -
Faculty of Arts Romance Languages (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts English Language (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Romance Languages (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts General Linguistics and Theory of Communication (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts German Literature (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Romance Languages (14) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Clinical Psychology (12) Psychology courses - -
Faculty of Arts Pedagogical Psychology (12) Psychology courses - -
Faculty of Arts Theory of Literature (12) Theory and history of arts - -
Faculty of Arts - (16) Economy - -
Faculty of Arts Russian Language (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Languages and Culture of China and Japan (15) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts The Theory and History of Music (12) Theory and history of arts - -
Faculty of Arts Russian Language (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Comparative slavonic Philology (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Languages and Culture of China and Japan (15) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Dutch Philology (16) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Czech History (12) History courses - -
Faculty of Arts World History (12) History courses - -
Faculty of Arts Czech Language (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts General Linguistics and Theory of Communication (13) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Comparative Slavonic Philology (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Politology (14) Social sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Romance literature (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Russian Literature (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Czech Language (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts General Linguistics and Theory of Communication (13) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts General Linguistics and Theory of Communication (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Russian Literatura (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts German Literature (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Andragogy (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - -
Faculty of Arts World History (12) History courses - -
Faculty of Arts Czech Literature (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts German Language (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts The Theory and History of Music (12) Theory and history of arts - -
Faculty of Arts Theory and History of Literature, Theatre and Film (12) Theory and history of arts - -
Faculty of Arts Theory of Literature (12) Theory and history of arts - -
Faculty of Arts - (16) Economy - -