Informácie pre doktorandov / Information for Doctoral Students


Slovak Language for Foreign Doctoral Students

Professional English for PhD Students 2022-2023


Dear PhD Students,

After your immatriculation, in early September, an EXCEL sheet will be sent to you all with concrete time slots, lecture rooms and in person or online options (preferable to external students).

Please be patient till then as all of you will be catered for thus no extra mails need to be sent prior to this to me.

With regards

Aneta Barnes

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 26th September 2022.

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 B1-209 (the course commencement date: 26 September 2022);

Monday: 9:50–11.20 in room B1-209 (the course commencement date: 26 September 2022);

Wednesday: 8:10–9.40 online (for external students) via MS Teams (the course commencement date: 28 September 2022)

Thursday: 13:10–14:40 online (the course commencement date: 29 September 2022) MY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!!! 

Thursday: 14:50–16:20 online (the course commencement date: 29 September 2022) MY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!!!

It is the responsibility of each student to send a confirmation email to the lecturer ASAP to be included in the preferred time slot.

Participants need to work with the required textbook:

Armer, T.: Cambridge English for Scientists

Contact person:  Mgr. Aneta Barnes