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English for PhD Students II

Tutor: PhDr. Jana Novotná

Course description

This course is designed for students at good intermediate level (B2+). It is focused mainly on the key vocabulary used in the academic world but also includes general English reading, listening and speaking tasks.

Course contents

I. Academic vocabulary

Talking about time, numbers, causes and effect

Opinion and ideas (reporting what others say, analysis of results, degrees of certainty, using evidence in arguing a point)

Functions (making a presentation, describing research methods, describing states and processes, comparing and contrasting, describing problems, describing change, summary and conclusion)

II. General English

Grammar review (the passive, if-structures; linking phrases, confusable structures, relative clauses)

Ad hoc speaking, reading and listening activities

Study materials

Cambridge English for Scientists, Tamzen Armer, Cambridge University Press 2011

Academic Vocabulary in Use, Michael McCarthy, Felicity O´Dell, Cambridge University Press 2008

Recycling Advanced English, Clare West, Georgian Press 2005

Tutor: Mgr. Martin Tomeš

Intermediate level

Course description

General English, academic vocabulary and grammar structures used in scientific language

Course contents

Advanced grammar review (conditional sentences, relative clauses, passive voice etc.)

Conversation and discussion

Listening and reading practice

Academic vocabulary extension


Study materials/texbooks

International Express Intermediate and UpperIntermediate

Academic Vocabulary in Use

Advanced Grammar in Use

Supplementary materials

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