Study programmes / B-AS Agricultural Specialization / German for Specific Purpose
Course code:OTNJA
Course title in language of instruction:Fachsprache - Deutsch - Agroökologie, Bodenveränderungen und Bodenschutz
Course title in Czech:Odborný jazyk - Němčina, AE, PUO
Course title in English:German 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:German
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:SS 2019/2020 - FA
Name of lecturer:Mgr. et Mgr. Irena Býčková (examiner, instructor, supervisor)
Prerequisites:World Language - German Exam or World Language - German Intermediate Course 2 or World Language - German Advanced Course 2
Aims of the course:Ability to express opinion about the issues
Oral and written summarizing
Listening - comprehension
Reading - comprehension
Course contents:
1.Eco-Farming (allowance 0/2)
2.Farm Animals Welfare (allowance 0/2)
3.Atmospheric Contamination (allowance 0/2)
4.Water Contamination (allowance 0/2)
5.Renevable Energy Sources (allowance 0/2)
6.Soil quality (allowance 0/2)
7.Greenhouse effect (allowance 0/2)
8.Biofuels (allowance 0/2)
9.Soil Erosion (allowance 0/2)
10.Biomass Processing (allowance 0/2)
11.Global Food Supplies (allowance 0/2)
12.Ozon hole (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
-work in team

Specific competences:
-Ability to communicate in a foreign language using special vocabulary of the field of science
-Ability to communicate in German using special vocabulary of the field of study
-Ability to communicate with professionals in different field of study
-Ability to express opinion about the issues
-Ability to oral 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:Written/Oral exam, evaluation of participation in classes.
Written exam: 60-minutes written test (minimum passmark 65 %), subject-specific test, test will be written 11th week of the semester

Oral exam: a) subject-specific presentation in German language during the semester, 15-minutes
           b) 20-minutes, presentation/defence of a subject-specific seminar work in German language - using of the subject-specific german terminology and special grammar structures (minimum passmark 60 %)
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     practice24 h
     consultation4 h
     preparation for exam20 h
     preparation for regular assessment10 h
     preparation of presentation13 h
     writing of seminar paper13 h
Total84 h

Basic reading list
  • LÉVY, D. Kommunikation in der Landwirtschaf. Plzeň: Goethe-Institut , 2005. ISBN 3-464-21234-3.
  • BELÁKOVÁ, H. Čítanka německých odborných textů pro posluchače oborů technologie potravin a agroekologie. 1st ed. V Brně: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita, 1999. 45 p. ISBN 80-7157-381-7.
Recommended reading list
  • TOMŠÍK, K. Zemědělská němčina. 1st ed. Praha: Profi Press, 2007. 338 p. ISBN 978-80-86726-23-6.