Information for doctoral students - Coronavirus:
The doctoral students prepare for their examination (in given languages) individually – please see the examination requirements. Submit the completed material by email to your examiner – presentation, your research project, terminological dictionary (50 items) based on 50 pages of specialised text you have studied. The remaining instructions according to individual examiners’ requirements – communicate with them via email.
Best wishes and good health,
Head of the Language Department
At the Department of Languages, Ph.D. students sit a specialist foreign language examination, included in their individual doctoral study programme.
The department provides exams in English, German, Russian, Spanish, French and Czech for foreign students. On special request, exams can also be taken in Italian, Chinese and Arabic.
At the exam, Ph.D. students demonstrate their skills in a particular language at minimum B2 level of the Common European Framework for Languages, with regard to their both practical and theoretical knowledge and skills in the specialist language.
For the exam, students submit 1-2 A4 page long summary of their dissertation. They also select and prepare specialist materials related to their area of research (50 pages minimum from a monograph or scientific papers, written by native speakers).
Exam is oral. Students present their dissertation, discuss their research aims, methodology and expected results. They summarize and discuss their prepared specialist materials. They prepare a short explanatory dictionary (50 items) from a chosen specialist text.
Contact your examiner well ahead of time before taking the exam.
The preparation for the exam is conceived as a self-study. Students are expected to consult their preparation with the examiner.
Classes/seminars are held for full-time students preparing for exams in English and German.
90-minute seminars are held once a week in the winter semester of each academic year. Schedule for individual faculties is available at the beginning of the winter semester at the Department of Languages.
For other languages, please contact the examiner by email or in his or her office hours.
English (FAFNR I, FE and FFWS): PhDr. Mgr. Lenka Kučírková, Ph.D.
English (FEM, FTA and FAFNR II): PhDr. Martina Jarkovská, Ph.D.
German: PhDr. Mgr. Milena Dvořáková, MBA
Russian: PhDr. Dagmar Kšandová, Ph.D., PhDr. Jitka Prachařová
Czech: PhDr. Dagmar Kšandová, Ph.D., PhDr. Martina Jarkovská, Ph.D.
Spanish: Mgr. Alena Drebitková Malá,
French: PhDr. Mgr. Milena Dvořáková
Italian: Ing. Vendula Ludvíková, Ph.D.
Arabic: Ing. Ivan Hrbek
Chinese: Bc. Fengman Songová
Classes take place in the winter term and are optional. In the summer term PhD candidates can use individual consultations.
Classes in the winter term 2021/2022 begin in the 4th week of the semester.
Contact your teacher (Dr. Kučírková at firstname.lastname@example.org for FAFNR I ,FFWS and FE and Dr. Jarkovská at email@example.com for FAFNR II, FTA and FEM) for more information.
FAFNR I - Tuesday 12:15, FEM D306
FE - Tuesday 14:00, FEM D306
FAFNR II, FTA - Thursday 12:15, JIH010
FEM - Thursday 14:00, JIH010
Momentarily, examination of doctoral students takes place online or in a contact form in compliance with all hygienic regulations, after an individual agreement with the examiner.
· Project / outline of the dissertation in English - structure of the scientific article (IMRAD structure - introduction to the issue including a brief theoretical overview and objectives of the research and research questions, methodology, expected results and conclusions, list of references), range of 3-4 A4 pages. (It can also be an article that students have already published as part of their research, or which they are preparing for publication).
· English thesaurus (words and definitions) dictionary of professional terminology from the study field (minimum 50 items) from about 50 studied pages of the professional text (original in English and not older than 5 years, can be scientific articles or chapters from the monograph).
Students submit both in electronic form to the examiner no later than 7 days before the date of the exam.