Project skills development in English

  • 30. března – 18. května 2022
  • CJV MU, Komenského nám. 2, studovna 219

The course is designed for PhD students.

The course will be taught in blocks.


The exact dates of the lectures are 30 March, 6 April, 4 May, 11 May, 18 May.
The course will be taught in-person. The time is 10:00-12:00 and 13:00-15:00.

Course objectives & Learning outcomes:
The goal of this MU Language Centre course is to familiarize Ph.D. candidates with the essentials of academic writing skills that can be effectively adopted in writing projects and grant proposals. It offers a practice-oriented insight into ways to improve both the academic language and project-specific skills of the participants.
The participants will be offered basic input, they will be engaged in a series of participative activities, they will gain hands-on experience with some best practices, and have an opportunity to reflect on their own approaches and strategies.

The course includes information on the essential components of academic writing, appropriate academic style, use of formal vocabulary and passive voice, appropriate linking words and signposting, the effective structure of sentences and paragraphs. It focuses on exploring research and grant proposal writing in more detail.

Teaching methods:
The course consists of a group session for all participants, an individual one-to-one session with the instructor, and personalized feedback on a writing task of your choice. Students will be asked to submit a sample of their writing, which they will receive formative feedback on.

ATHENA ALCHAZIDU is a lecturer at the Language Centre, who teaches communication and presentation skills. Based on her experience as an official translator and interpreter, she offers special courses focused on the development of essential translation and interpreting competencies.

In case of unfavorable epidemiological situation, teaching will take place online.

This course is held as a part of IGA project No. CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/19_073/0016943.

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