Academic Communication in English

Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
940ACE Z 6 English akademický rok

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

  1. To familiarize students with the basics of academic communication in English

2.To learn the key rhetorical and stylistic principles of academic English in the performing arts (theatre, film, music and dance) with an emphasis on the production of one's own texts.

  1. Improve the written and spoken communication in academic English, develop reading strategies, discourse analysis, and work with editing tools and translators.

Mode of study

12 seminars - 90mins each - Monday starting 3. 10. 2022 - final seminar 19.12. 2022

Time: 15:00 - 16:30


Critical reading and listening to academic texts, discussion, analysis of sample texts, writing and editing one’s own text, individual and group feedback. Lessons are conducted in English and thus also give practice in informal spoken English during discussions and group work.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

  1. Advanced level of English (B2 and above)
  2. Ability to analyse and reflect
  3. Work on individual or collective research

Course contents

Academic communication in English is nowadays a prerequisite for professional development and research activities at international level. It prepares students for presenting their research at international conferences, publishing, or undertaking a fellowship abroad. The course therefore focuses on the students' current agenda and offers support in the production of their own texts, e.g. writing an annotation for a dissertation or presenting research activities, aims and results.

  1. Introduction to cultural differences in academic communication

2.Basics of argumentation and research problem formulation

3.Discourse analysis of academic abstracts

  1. Writing and rewriting an academic abstract
  2. Introduction to English stylistics
  3. Text editing

7.Presentation of own‘s research project

Recommended or required reading


Assessment methods and criteria

Active participation in discussions, 75% attendance, and submission of 75% of written assignments are required during the semester.

Further information

No schedule has been prepared for this course

The subject is a part of the following study plans