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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Academic English - AB501088
Title: Academic English
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2022
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:6
E-Credits: summer s.:6
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/4, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Bachelor's
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
Guarantor: Pavelková Hana Mgr. Ph.D.
Last update: Scholleová Hana doc. RNDr. Ing. Ph.D. (11.12.2021)
Academic English helps students understand and improve the formal style of writing needed for university study, seminar and research papers and scholarly publications. The tasks have been designed for intermediate students with English at the minimum B1+ level of CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference). The course takes students from sentence and paragraph structuring to overall essay writing through a process approach using practical examples and exercises. Topics include: organizing and expressing ideas clearly, and building arguments, using precise language and tone. By the end of the course students will be able to: • follow the academic writing process, • use relevant registers, • structure sentences and paragraphs clearly and precisely, • write in a more consistent and structured way.
Last update: Scholleová Hana doc. RNDr. Ing. Ph.D. (16.12.2021)

R: Rumisek, Lisa (2005). Academic Writing: From Paragraph to Essay, Macmillan, ISBN: 1405086068

R: Huckin, Olsen (2012). Technical Writing and Professional Communication for Non-Native Speakers of English, McGraw-Hill, ISBN-13: 978-0070478237

Last update: Scholleová Hana doc. RNDr. Ing. Ph.D. (11.12.2021)

1. A process writing approach

2. Utilizing different sentence types

3. Analyzing and writing academic paragraphs

4. Compare/contrast

5. Cause/effect

6. Argument essays

7. Grammar and punctuation

8. Writing practice 1

9. Peer reviewing

10. Read and analyze articles to form your own opinion on a topic

11. Making connections, tone and language

12. Writing practice 2: Overall essay writing

13. Most frequent mistakes

14. Reflecting and giving feedback

Course completion requirements
Last update: Scholleová Hana doc. RNDr. Ing. Ph.D. (11.12.2021)

Credit Requirements: Active participation in class; minimum attendance 80%; weekly journal writing, 2 revised essays.

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Obhajoba individuálního projektu 0.2 5
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1.5 42
Práce na individuálním projektu 2.3 65
Účast na seminářích 2 56
6 / 6 168 / 168