Study programmes / B-PPR Plant Protection / World Language - English Intermediate Course 1
Course code:AJSP1
Course title in language of instruction:World Language - English Intermediate Course 1
Course title in Czech:Světový jazyk - angličtina středně pokročilí 1
Course title in English:World Language - English Intermediate Course 1
Mode of completion and number of credits:Fulfillment of requirements (1 credit)
(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:SS 2018/2019 - FA
Name of lecturer:Mgr. Lea Hasíková (examiner, instructor)
Katerina Kedron, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
Mgr. Petr Novák (examiner, instructor)
Bc. Ing. Eva Sapáková, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, supervisor)
Ing. Nahanga Verter, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
Prerequisites:not English 1 and not English 2 and not English K 1 and not English K 2 and not Language in Business - English and not Language in Business - English and not to study at faculty LDF
Aims of the course:The objective of the course is to offer extended studies and to extend the knowledge of English, and to improve the communication and presentation skills in a foreign language. The student should achieve the ability to work in the field of study - reading comprehension, text translation, reproduction / interpretation of the text. Furthermore, the student should acquire the skills of oral communication and writing abilities.
Course contents:
1.English language - General English
Tuition will be offered in several overlapping areas.
(allowance 0/0)
2.Speaking (allowance 0/0)
a.oral presentations;
student's personality, family, native town/village, native country, university and university life, Mendel University, faculty, branch and other topics.
b.effective communication in everyday situations

3.Listening to recorded materials or live speeches (allowance 0/0)
a.listening for gist
b.listening for main idea/ideas
c.listening for specific information

4.Reading of general or semi-professional texts related to branch studied (allowance 0/0)
a.reading for global understanding
b.reading for main idea/ideas
c.reading for specific information

5.Writing (allowance 0/0)
a.structured CV
b.form filling
c.e-mailing and paragraph writing

Further studies of language structures.
(allowance 0/0)
a.word order, question, negation, imperative
b.verb tenses
c.modal verbs

7.Recommended materials / sources for students - R. Murphy, Essential Grammar in Use, English Grammar in Use - English Vocabulary in Use - English for Work and Life - B. Mascull, Business Vocabulary in Use - Video / Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry in Brno - Internet /texts for studying (allowance 0/0)
8.Students will have recommended textbooks and other materials from the Internet. (allowance 0/0)

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 (intermediate level of competence in English); passmark minimum 66% out of the total score.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     practice24 h0 h
     preparation for regular assessment4 h0 h
Total28 h0 h

Basic reading list
  • GUY, B. Complete First Certificate. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-52-169826-9.
Recommended reading list
  • English vocabulary in use: pre-intermediate & intermediate. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. 263 p. ISBN 0-521-01171-X.
  • MURPHY, R. English grammar in use: a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate students of English : with answers. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. 379 p. ISBN 978-0-521-53762-9.