Informácie pre doktorandov / Information for Doctoral Students


Slovak Language for Foreign Doctoral Students




2023-2024 Winter Semester

Dear PhD students,

An Excel spreadsheet with concrete time slots, lecture rooms and in-person or online options (preferably to external students) will be sent to you all after 4th September. The spreadsheet needs to be signed by the 12th September 2023.

Be assured all of you will be catered for and have a spot to participate at a course.

With regards,

Aneta Barnes


PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH 1 2023-2024 Excell Spreadsheet


Materials to be printed out and brought to the first lesson:

Academic vocabulary (112 kB)

Synonyms (42 kB)


Professional English for PhD Students 1

All PhD students who have obtained a C2 certificate, UNICERT certificate or have at least C1 efficiency in English need to contact the head of the Language Department RNDr. Tatiana Slováková, Ph.D. prior to signing for the course.

IELTS test results with a band score of at least 6.5 are also accepted.

After consideration, these students might be exempted from attending this course and from taking the final test conducted in January

Students are welcome to join this interactive course to further improve their English language skills and implement the newly gained competencies in their future scientific work.

This course is a compulsory course for all the doctoral students in the winter semester.

Credits allocation: Credits (5) will be awarded to students who demonstrate continual active participation during lessons and deliver all set tasks and assignments in timely manner. Each task must be completed at the minimum of 60%. 

The course’s outcome is for each PhD student to effectively use the English language for professional purposes thus sufficiently comprehend targeted written and audio texts and present their viewpoints in required forms.

The aim of the course is a detailed focus on the individual parts of a research paper, its correct structure, usage of scientific vocabulary in various fields of science, correct written delivery of research results (including figure legends, explanation of graphs and tables) as well as appropriate grammar structures used in scientific articles and research papers. Consequently, to help the participants improve their presentational skills in a simulated conference/symposium setting as well as the explicit teaching of techniques associated with the proper delivery of a good presentation.

All participants are required a B1 level in English in order to participate and pass this course.


The official start of this course is the week starting 18th September 2023.

Students can choose from five offered time slots. Number of students in one time slot is limited to twenty. Please note that online courses are preferable offered to external students.

Monday: 8:10–9:40 in room G 417 (the course commencement date: 18 September 2023);

Monday: 9:50–11:20 in room G 417 (the course commencement date: 18 September 2022);

Wednesday: 8:10–9:40 online (for external students) via MS Teams (the course commencement date: 20 September 2023)

Thursday: 9:30–11:00 in room G 417 (the course commencement date: 21 September 2023) 

Thursday: 11:30–13:00 in room G 417 (the course commencement date: 21 September 2023) 

Suggested textbook:

Armer, T.: Cambridge English for Scientists


2023-2024 Summer Semester

Professional English for PhD Students 2 

Dear PhD students,

Based on voluntary participation PhD students have the opportunity to attend the Professional English 2 course in summer semester 2023/24 to further improve their language skills.

We are delighted to offer any interested students the following time slots:

Monday: 8:10–9:40 in room G 417

Monday: 9:50–11:20 in room G 417

Wednesday: 8:00–9:30 online (for external students) via MS Teams

In case of your interest please sign up to the preferred time slot at the enclosed Excel sheet no later than the 30th January 2024.

The course first session will take place during the first week of the summer semester in February 2024. Kind regards Aneta Barnes.

Contact person:  Mgr. Aneta Barnes