Course: English for Specific Purposes

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Course title English for Specific Purposes
Course code KAJ/OAJNE
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Grzinčič Dagmar, Mgr.
  • Peldová Petra, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Šimůnková Renata, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Vernyik Zénó, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Tymbay Alexey, CSc.
Course content
Week 1: Research in education. Quantitative vs. qualitative research. Reliability, validity, verifiability, ethics. Choosing a research topic. Week 2: Planning the project. How to use a library? Online catalog, traditional card catalogues, Dewey and other cataloging systems. Reading styles and strategies & text types. Skimming, scanning Week 3: Finding sources on the Internet. Search engines, journal databases, e-text collections, online encyclopedias. Sources: types, quality and credibility o Week 4: Creating notes: traditional card file, notes, computer-assisted files and notes, annotated bibliography. Word-attack skills: structural clues, morphological information, inference from context Week 5: English for ESP Week 6: Special vocabulary and phrases Week 7: The structure of an academic text: paragraph structure, the classic tripartite essay, chapters and subchapters. Subject area research questions thesis statement

Learning activities and teaching methods
Practicum, E-learning, Students' self-study
  • Preparation for credit - 30 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 32 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Learning outcomes of the course are focused on the academic style of expression in both oral and written speech. The aim of the course is to equip students with reading skills to enable them to understand, analyze and critically evaluate different sources. It also focuses on intensive broadening of specific vocabulary. Students are supposed to be able to prepare, implement, and process their own projects in English as well as further discuss and express themselves in ESP closely related to their major.
Broadening specific vocabulary. Students are able to prepare, implement, and process their own projects in English as well as further discuss and express themselves in ESP that is related to their fields of study.
Prerequisites
B1+ level of English

Assessment methods and criteria
Interview, Written assignment, Test

Active participation, presentations, seminar paper. Part-time studies The requirements are identical to the full-time students. 9.10. Introduction, paraphrasing, summary, cohesion, styles 5.11. Referencing, quotation, verbs, cause and effect 20.11. Presentations - key features, signposting, visualisation 8.1. - Presentations
Recommended literature
  • BAILEY, S. Academic Writing. A Practical Guide for Students. Kingston Upon Thales: Nelson Thornes, 2003.
  • BELL, J. DoingYour Research Project : a guide for first-time researchers in education and social science. Open University Press, 1993.
  • Comfort, Jeremy. Effective presentations. Oxford.
  • Zemach, Dorothy E., and Lisa A Rumisek. Academic Writing. From Paragraph to Essay. Oxford: Macmillan, 2015.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Study plan (Version): Professional studies for upper-secondary school teachers (20) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Study plan (Version): Professional studies for upper-secondary school teachers (20) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter