Study programmes / B-PPR Plant Protection / English for specific Purpose
Course code:OTAJZ
Course title in language of instruction:Professional Terminology - English fo Agriculture
Course title in Czech:Odborný jazyk - Angličtina, Zem
Course title in English:English for specific Purpose
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (3 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 0/2
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction:English
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:SS 2019/2020 - FA
Name of lecturer:Ing. Dastan Bamwesigye (examiner, instructor)
Mgr. Lea Hasíková (examiner, instructor)
RNDr. Mgr. Miroslav Horák, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, tutor)
Mgr. Petr Novák (examiner, instructor)
Bc. Ing. Eva Sapáková, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, supervisor, tutor)
Ing. Nahanga Verter, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
Prerequisites:English - Exam or World Language - English Intermediate Course 2 or World Language - English Advanced Course 2
Aims of the course:The aim is to examine the student's ability to orient themselves in a professional text to read and interpret literature and explain professional terminology.
Ability to express opinions about the issues.
Ability to summarize professional text
Oral/ written summarizing skills
Ability to listening comprehension of professional texts
Reading comprehension
Developing academic writing skills
Course contents:
1.The Plant and Their Functions (allowance 0/2)
2.The Life Cycle of a Plant (allowance 0/2)
3.DNA and The Genetic Code (allowance 0/2)
4.Reproduction (allowance 0/2)
5.The Digestive System of Farm Animals (allowance 0/2)
6.Breeding (allowance 0/2)
7.The Control of Plant Diseases (allowance 0/2)
8.Food Requirements (allowance 0/2)
9.Feedingstuffs (allowance 0/2)
10.The Origin and Composition of Soil (allowance 0/2)
11.Introduction to Crop Science (allowance 0/2)
12.Students' Presentations (allowance 0/2)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to communicate with professionals in different field of study
-ability to create new ideas (creativity)
-ability to understand foreign cultures and customes
-ability to work in international context
-ability to work independently
-skilled at utilizing and processing information
-work in team

Specific competences:
-Ability to communicate in English using special vocabulary of the field of study
-Ability to express opinion about the issues in English
-Ability to oral summarizing in English
-Ability to written present of the issues in English
-Knowledge of the special grammar structures

Type of course unit:required
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:Compulsory 80% participation. Written and oral exam
The course is completed with a written test and oral exam. It assesses the participation in exercises.
Written test: 60-minute written test (minimum score of 65%) in a given specialized topics. Oral exam:The student should achieve the ability to work with specialized texts his 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 in their field of study.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     practice24 h
     consultation7 h
     preparation for exam15 h
     preparation for regular assessment10 h
     preparation for regular testing18 h
     preparation of presentation10 h
Total84 h

Basic reading list
  • VORÁČEK, J. Zemědělská angličtina. 1st ed. Praha: Profi Press, 2004. 360 p. ISBN 80-86726-08-8.
  • HORÁK, M. -- RŮŽIČKOVÁ, G. -- KOCOURKOVÁ, B. -- SAPÁKOVÁ, E. -- KAVENSKÁ, V. -- GRANDA CRUZ, L. -- ŠKRABÁKOVÁ, L. -- TOURNON, J. -- ROSERO ALPALA, M G. -- FORERO PINTO, L E. -- ROSERO, A. -- CASTRO PINEDA, N A. -- BELTRÁN ZAPATA, G D. -- HALBICH, M. -- MINERO ORTEGA, F. -- SOBIECKI, J F. -- AMIROVA, E. A Reader in Ethnobotany and Phytotherapy. 1st ed. Brno: Mendel University in Brno, 2014. 191 p. Folia Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis, ISSN 1803-2109 ; vol. 7 (2014), no. 6. ISBN 978-80-7509-157-4.
  • SAPÁKOVÁ, E. -- ŠEFROVÁ, H. -- HASÍKOVÁ, L. -- HORKÝ, P. -- HŘIVNA, L. -- HORÁK, M. Garlic pests and their influence on yield in regional agricultural areas. 1st ed. Brno: Mendel University in Brno, 2014. 68 p. Folia Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis, ISSN 1803-2109 ; vol. 7 (2014), no. 2. ISBN 978-80-7509-036-2.
  • SAPÁKOVÁ, E. -- ŠEFROVÁ, H. -- HŘIVNA, L. -- HASÍKOVÁ, L. -- BITTNER, V. Nutrition,Pests and Pathogens of Sugar Beet. 1st ed. Brno: Mendel University in Brno, 2014. 78 p. Folia Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis, ISSN 1803-2109 ; vol. 7 (2014), no. 4. ISBN 978-80-7509-143-7.
  • Agriculture, hydrology, and water quality. Wallingford: CABI Publishing, 502 p. ISBN 0-85199-545-4.
Recommended reading list
  • Doporučené studijní materiály/zdroje pro studenty video/audio nahrávky odborného zaměření články z odborných časopisů/publikací internet R. Murphy, English Grammar in Use M. Hewings, Advanced Grammar in Use