Professional English Language III - N834007
Title: Odborný anglický jazyk III
Guaranteed by: Department of Languages (834)
Actual: from 2016
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:2
E-Credits: summer s.:2
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/2 C+Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Level:  
For type:  
Guarantor: Tomeš Martin Mgr.
Chadová Kateřina Mgr.
Examination dates   
Annotation -
Last update: Novotná Jana PhDr. (25.01.2016)
The subject is focused on expanding communication skills of professional English language, on enhancing of technical vocabulary, on knowledge of linguistic tools for writing scientific articles. The target is also to improve and develop grammar structures used in professional language. The aim is to achive B2/B2+ according to CERF ( Common European Reference Framework).
Aim of the course -
Last update: Novotná Jana PhDr. (25.01.2016)

Students will be able to :

  • analyse scientific articles in terms of structure and linguistic tools, and to use the tools for building their own texts
  • present professional topics, using appropriate grammar, vocabulary and style

Literature -
Last update: TAJ834 (03.09.2013)

R: Brieger N. and Pohl A.,Technical English Vocabulary and Grammar,Summertown Publishing,2002, 1902741765

R: McCarthy M. and O´Dell F.,Academic Vocabulary in Use,Cambridge University Press,2010, 9780521689397

A: Cargill M, and OˇConnor P.,Writing Scientific Research Articles,Wiley-Blackwell,2009, 9781405186193

A: Hewings M.,Cambridge Academic English, Cambridge University Press,2012, 9780521165204

A: West C.,Recycling Advanced English,Georgian Press,2002, 1873630336

Learning resources -
Last update: Novotná Jana PhDr. (25.01.2016)

Materials prepared and recommended by the lecturer.

Syllabus -
Last update: Novotná Jana PhDr. (25.01.2016)

1. Grammar review I - word order, time line, passive, relative clauses

2. Grammar review II - modality, infinitive vs. ing, verb patterns

3. Rules of scientific presentations - basic principles, most frequent mistakes

4. Structure of scientific texts - hourglass shape, typical linking words

5. Expressing cause and effect

6. Building a concise text - participles

7. Articles in scientific texts: generic article vs. plural, etc.

8. Analysing a scientific text I - examples of life texts

9. Analysing a scientific text II - examples of life texts

10. Academic vocabulary - key nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs

11. Presentations I

12. Presentations II

13. Presentations III

14. Review and end-of-course test

Registration requirements -
Last update: Kruteková Jana Mgr. (07.04.2016)

No study prerequisites.

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na seminářích 1 28
1 / 2 28 / 56
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 30
Defense of an individual project 30
Continuous assessment of study performance and course -credit tests 40