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Culture Talk by Martina Vránová

The English Department is glad to invite you to

to an exciting public lecture


Mgr. Martina Vránová, M.A., Ph.D.

assistant professor, Brno University of Technology

The Challanges of Teaching English for Special Purposes
May 22, 2023, 12.30 pm, P007

University methodology studies should equip you with knowledge and skills for teaching general language. But what if you are offered a job of teaching business English, English for medical professions or even for engineers? How will you deal with your lack of subject knowledge? How will you acquire technical vocabulary? Will you rely on a textbook or carry out your own needs analysis? These and many other challenges underlying English for Specific Purposes will be addressed in this lecture.

Mgr. Martina Vránová, Ph.D. was a recipient of the Hlavinka Fellowship from the Czech Educational Foundation of Texas A&M University, where she earned her M.A. in English. In 2010, she received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Masaryk University. She is currently Assistant Professor of English at the Institute of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology. She has been teaching ESP at various levels and areas for almost fifteen years. Her other research interests include academic writing, rhetoric, and contemporary fiction. She ha edited the volume New to the LSP Classroom? A Selection of Monographs on Successful Practices (2023) and co-edited the conference proceedings Languages for Specific Purposes in Higher Education (2017) as well as a volume of literary and cultural studies papers, Crime and Detection in Contemporary Culture (2018), as well as published two novels in Czech: Psohlavec (2018) and Hacafracká historie (2020).


English Department
Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education
Technical University of Liberec, Komenského 314/2
460 05 Liberec 5, Czech Republic

Delivery address
English Department
Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education, 
Technical University of Liberec, Studentská 1402/2
461 17 Liberec 1, Czech Republic