Informácie pre doktorandov / Information for Doctoral Students


Slovak Language for Foreign Doctoral Students


2022-2023 Winter Semester

Professional English for PhD Students 1

Dear PhD students

As a part of your Professional English course, you are obliged to demonstrate your language capabilities. 

The testing will be conducted on 25 January  2023 in room B1 305 at the Faculty of Natural Sciences. Please refer to the AIS platform to sign up for your preferred time.

Note:  Only students working/studying outside Bratislava may participate in an online exam conducted on 27 January 2023. Students working at SAV in Bratislava should all take the in-person exam.

Best of luck

Aneta Barnes

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 signing for the course. After consideration, these students might be exempted from attending this course and from taking the final test conducted in January 2023.

TEST RESULTS January 2023


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: 9:30–11:00 in room B1-209 (the course commencement date: 29 September 2022) MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!!! 

Thursday: 11:30–13:00 in room B1-209 (the course commencement date: 29 September 2022) MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!!!

Suggested textbook:

Armer, T.: Cambridge English for Scientists

2022-2023 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 2022/23 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 B1-209
Monday: 9:50–11:20 in room B1-209
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 2023.
The course first session will take place during the first week of the summer semester in February 2023. 

Kind regards
Aneta Barnes

Contact person:  Mgr. Aneta Barnes