Study programmes / B-AGB Agrobiology / World Language - English Intermediate Course 2
Course code:AJSP2
Course title in language of instruction:World Language - English Intermediate Course 2
Course title in Czech:Světový jazyk - angličtina středně pokročilí 2
Course title in English:World Language - English Intermediate Course 2
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (2 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 0/2; part-time, 0/0
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week; part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:English
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:WS 2019/2020 - FA
Name of lecturer:Mgr. Lea Hasíková (examiner, instructor)
Ing. Joany Lizet Hernandez Kong (examiner, instructor)
Mgr. Petr Novák (examiner, instructor)
Mgr. Pavel Reich, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Bc. Ing. Eva Sapáková, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
Ing. Nahanga Verter, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
Prerequisites:World Language - English Intermediate Course 1
Aims of the course:The objective of the course is to develop language competences in all four basic skills. Tuition will be offered in several interrelated topic areas.
Course contents:
1.Curriculum I English language - General English
Speaking: oral presentations; everyday situations
(allowance 0/6)
a.student's personality, family, native town/village studies, Mendel University, faculty, study branch
c.interview, job interview

2.Listening (allowance 0/4)
a.for gist
b.for main idea/ideas
c.for specific information

Professional / semi-professional texts related to branch studied.
(allowance 0/6)
a.for gist
b.for main idea/ideas
c.for specific information

4.Writing (allowance 0/4)
a.paragraph / essay writing  e-mailing
b.letter of application  letter of complaint  questionnaire

5.Grammar (allowance 0/4)
a.word order; clauses and passive voice
c.linking words; phrasal verbs and other

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to understand foreign cultures and customes
-ability to work in international context
-ability to work independently
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Ability to communicate in foreign language using corresponding terminology
-Ability to communicate in foreign language using corresponding terminology
-Ability to process and skillfully use information in a foreign language.
-Awareness and observing the aspects stemming from non-European national and cultural backgrounds
-Understanding intercultural differences and interrelations
-Understanding intercultural differences and interrelations.

Type of course unit:optional
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:Test + interview (intermediate level of competence in English)
passmark: minimum 66% in the test and 66% in the intervew
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     practice24 h0 h
     consultation3 h4 h
     preparation for exam14 h28 h
     preparation for regular assessment5 h14 h
     preparation for regular testing5 h10 h
     preparation of presentation5 h0 h
Total56 h56 h

Basic reading list
  • GUY, B. Complete First Certificate. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-52-169826-9.
  • MURPHY, R. Essential grammar in use: a self-study reference and practice book for elementary students of English. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994. 259 p. ISBN 0-521-35770-5.
  • English vocabulary in use: pre-intermediate and intermediate. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. 270 p. ISBN 0-521-55737-2.
  • FRONEK, J. Anglicko-český, česko-anglický slovník = English-Czech, Czech-English dictionary. 1st ed. Praha: Leda, 1998. 1277 p. ISBN 80-85927-48-9.