OJZ 500 - Doctor’s English

Course description:

Code: OJZ 500

Title: Doctor’s English (Doktorandská angličtina)

Abbreviation: DA   

Length: 1 semester

Level: B2                                

Credits: 2

Target participants: Students of doctoral courses

Entry requirement/level of the course: Master English examination (TOEFL), B2

Aims: Preparation for the doctoral examination in English; development of language skills and competencies needed in the academic environment; deepening the knowledge of grammar structures and vocabulary.

Content and Approach: The course content is adjusted to the needs of each group based on the needs analysis. The following aspects are usually included: text analysis with the focus on academic vocabulary and style, student presentations (min 1 per semester), and written assignments (2-3 per semester). Attention is also given to listening practice and speaking skills. The topic of intercultural communication in English can be included.


  • Regular attendance (maximum absence allowed: 3 lessons)
  • Active participation during lessons
  • Preparation and assignments (a presentation, writing tasks and other assignments)

Materials: Academic Vocabulary in Use (McCarthy, O’Dell), articles from professional literature and the press, TED talks, Advanced Language Practice (M. Vince)

Other requirements:

  • It is not possible to attend this course without at first registering on-line. (STAG)