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English for Scientific and Academic Purposes


This course is designed to cover all the areas needed for the systematic development of language skills in academic and scientific areas, emphasizing the phenomena in academic and scientific fields.
The course also concentrates on the formal language generally used in written academic contexts.

Who is the course addressed to?
The course is addressed to all doctoral students.


1. Positive evaluation, Negative evaluation
2. Comparison and contrast language
3. Arguing and persuading, Supporting arguments, Counterarguments
4. Citation, Paraphrasing, Reporting verbs
5. Incorporating references, avoiding plagiarism
6. Synthesizing arguments and citations
7. Linking expressions
8. Research, questionnaire, and survey results
9. Description of results
10. Summary of the course, finding the Voice of a Researcher, available platforms for publication activities

Available study materials:
1. MCCARTHY, Michael a Felicity O'DELL. Academic vocabulary in use: 50 units of academic vocabulary reference and practice: self-study and classroom use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-521-68939-7.
2. MOORE, Julie. Oxford academic vocabulary practice: upper-intermediate, B2-C1. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. ISBN 978-0-19-400091-8.
3. MOORE, Julie a Richard STORTON. Oxford academic vocabulary practice: lower-intermediate, B1. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. ISBN 978-0-19-400088-8.
4. PATERSON, Ken a Roberta WEDGE. Oxford Grammar for EAP: English grammar and practice for academic purposes with answers. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. ISBN 978-0-19-432999-6.
5. DE CHAZAL, Edward a Sam MCCARTER. Oxford EAP: a course in English for academic purposes: upper-intermediate/B2. Oxford: Oxford University Press, c2012. ISBN 978-0-19-400178-6.

Type of course Continuing Education Courses
Code CZV_KDV_109
ISCED-F Language acquisition
Duration in weeks 13
Scheduled hours 26
Entry requirements Master
Type of financing Z vlastních prostředků vysoké školy/fakulty (mimo operační programy EU)
Purpose of course jiný účel
Intended for Students
Accreditation Bez akreditace
Coordinating department Vice-Rector for Science and Research
Coordinator Mgr. Radka Juříčková, Ph.D.
Course Administrator Ing. Lucie Hofrichterová
Language of instruction English
With certification no