Study programmes / B-AS Agricultural Specialization / English for specific Purpose
Course code:OTAJA
Course title in language of instruction:Professional Terminology - English, Agroecology, Land Consolidation and Soil Conservation
Course title in Czech:Odborný jazyk - Angličtina, AE, PUO
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:Mgr. Lea Hasíková (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
RNDr. Mgr. Miroslav Horák, Ph.D. (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:Ability to express opinion about the issues.
Oral/ written summarizing.
Listening - comprehension.
Reading - comprehension.
Course contents:
1.Eco-Farming (allowance 0/2)
2.Animal Welfare (allowance 0/2)
3.Biofuels (allowance 0/2)
4.Global Food Supplies (allowance 0/2)
5.Soil quality (allowance 0/2)
6.Cloning (allowance 0/2)
7.Wind Power (allowance 0/2)
8.Genetic Modification (allowance 0/2)
9.Magic Plants (allowance 0/2)
10.Soil Erosion (allowance 0/2)
11.Green Belt Land (allowance 0/2)
12.Land Consolidation (allowance 0/2)
13.Assessment (allowance 0/2)
14.Evaluation (allowance 0/2)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to communicate with professionals in different field of study
-capacity to learn
-communication in second language

Specific competences:
-Ability to communicate in a foreign language using special vocabulary of the field of science
-Ability to communicate with professionals in different field of study
-Ability to express opinion about the issues
-Ability to oral present of the issues
-Ability to written present of the issues
-Knowledge of the special grammar structures

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: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
     practice28 h
     consultation3 h
     preparation for exam15 h
     preparation for regular assessment10 h
     preparation for regular testing18 h
     preparation of presentation10 h
Total84 h

Basic reading list
  • GLIESSMAN, S R. Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2007. 384 p. ISBN 0-8493-2845-4.
  • 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.
Recommended reading list
  • MURPHY, R. Essential grammar in use: a self study reference and practice book for elementary students of English : with answers. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. 319 p. ISBN 978-0-521-67580-2.