Course: Foreign Language PhD - English

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Course title Foreign Language PhD - English
Course code KAL/91ADA
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 10
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)
  • Práger Libor, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Pazderová Sabina, PhDr.
Course content
Written test Format Reading Comprehension: Text with academic topic of general interest (rather than text for professionals) at B2 level, 750 to 850 words, 10 questions with various test tasks (e.g. multiple choice, choosing the right heading for each paragraph, sentence completion, true / false / not given answers, or multiple matching). No dictionaries are permitted. Grammar and Vocabulary: 30 questions with various test tasks (e.g. multiple choice, gap fill and word formation). Any deviations from the standard spelling are considered to be mistakes. No dictionaries are permitted. Oral exam Format Introduction or the student: internships, studies abroad, publications 23 minutes plus answering the examiner's questions. PowerPoint presentation in the field of doctoral studies lasting up to 10 minutes followed by a discussion. Presentations must be comprehensible for the examiner. Students will talk about their work with the help of brief bullet points in their presentation. Presentations must not contain coherent text which students would be tempted to read (students bring their presentation on a flash drive. Prior to the oral exam students must submit (min. 10 days before the oral examination: - The presentation of the doctoral project - max. 1 page A4 - coherent text. - Overview of the presentation slides in PowerPoint - max. 8-10 slides, including the initial and final slide. - A list of key terminology: 3040 key terms, specialist rather than general vocabulary, with phonetic transcription (IPA - International Phonetic Alphabet), and Czech translation. The aim is to encourage students to learn the correct pronunciation of specialist vocabulary that will be used during the presentation.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook), Methods of Written Work
  • Homework for Teaching - 100 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the test is to demonstrate the written language skills in reading comprehension, grammar and vocabulary on B2 Level of the Common European Framework. The passing score is 60% regardless of the results in individual parts. Each answer carries one point.
The aim of the oral test is to demonstrate the ability to communicate about general topics as well as the field of study.
Prerequisites
B2 level of English. Ability to present one's doctoral thesis.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, Didactic Test

- Students have to register for both the written and an oral exam through Stag. - First students have to pass the written test, for which credit will be granted. Taking the oral test is subject to prior acquisition of the credit for the written test. - Written and oral exam are assessed separately. If a student fails one part, written or oral, they retake only that part. - Students can be exempted from taking the written test if they own an INTERNATIONAL B2 certificate, such as Cambridge First or TOEFL (only certificates that are less than five years old can be recognized), have studied English Philology or a related subject at University. TUTORIALS Thursday 16, 11.30 - 13.00 room 2.70 třída Svobody Thursday 23 11.30 - 13.00 room 2.70 třída Svobody
Recommended literature
  • Hughes, J. (2012). Successful Presentations. For Professionals Who Use English at Work. DVD. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • May, P. (2004). IELTS Practice Tests. Book with Audio CDs. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • University of Cambridge, E. S. O. L. E. (2011). First Certificate Trainer. With Answers. Book with CDs. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Arts English and American Literature (11) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Romance Languages (11) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts German Literature (11) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Clinical Psychology (11) Psychology courses - -
Faculty of Arts Cultural Anthropology (16) Philosophy, theology - -
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 World History (11) History courses - -
Faculty of Arts Czech Language (11) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts German Language (11) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Russian Literatura (11) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Andragogy (11) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - -
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 Philosophy (11) Philosophy, theology - -
Faculty of Arts English and American Literature (11) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts German Literature (11) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Pedagogical Psychology (11) Psychology 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 Czech History (12) History courses - -
Faculty of Arts Czech History (11) History courses - -
Faculty of Arts Czech Literature (11) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Russian Literature (11) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Comparative slavonic Philology (11) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Russian Language (11) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Comparative Slavonic Philology (11) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Andragogy (11) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - -
Faculty of Arts Theory and History of Arts (11) Theory and history of arts - -
Faculty of Arts Theory and History of Arts (11) Theory and history of arts - -
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (12) Philosophy, theology - -
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (16) Philosophy, theology - -
Faculty of Arts - (16) Philosophy, theology - -
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 Sociology (11) Social sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Romance literature (11) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Romance literature (11) Philological sciences - -
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 English Language (11) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Czech Language (11) Philological sciences - -
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 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 Czech History (12) History courses - -
Faculty of Arts World History (12) History courses - -
Faculty of Arts Sociology (11) Social sciences - -
Faculty of Arts English Language (11) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Czech Literature (11) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Romance Languages (11) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Russian Language (11) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Clinical Psychology (11) Psychology courses - -
Faculty of Arts Theory of Literature (11) Theory and history of arts - -
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (12) Philosophy, theology - -
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 Philosophy (11) Philosophy, theology - -
Faculty of Arts German Language (11) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Pedagogical Psychology (11) Psychology courses - -
Faculty of Arts Theory of Literature (11) Theory and history of arts - -
Faculty of Arts German Literature (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Andragogy (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - -
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 - -
Faculty of Arts World History (12) History courses - -