Study programmes / B-ARB Arboristics / English for Specific Purpose 2
Course code:OAJZ
Course title in language of instruction:English for Specific Purpose 2
Course title in Czech:Odborný jazyk 2 - angličtina
Course title in English:English for Specific Purpose 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, 10/0
(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 2019/2020 - FFWT
Name of lecturer:PhDr. Zdena Rosická, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
PhDr. Lenka Řitičková (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Prerequisites:English for Specific Purpose 1
Aims of the course:evaluation of knowledge and labour of students during the study (translating, summarizing specialized oriented printed materials, focus on terminology as well as grammar specificities; Czech/Englich+English-Czech terminology practice)
Course contents:
1.Basic forestry terminology (allowance 0/4)
b.Tree classification
c.Temperate zones forests

2.Silviculture (allowance 0/2)
a.Even-aged stands
b.Uneven-aged stands
c.Species composition and growth control

3.Forest establishment (allowance 0/2)
a.Natural regeneration
b.Artificial regeneration
c.Vegetative propagation

4.Forest biology (allowance 0/2)
a.Physiology of tree growth

5.Forest genetics (allowance 0/2)
a.Seed collecting

6.Forest ecology and ecosystem (allowance 0/4)

7.Forest management (allowance 0/2)
b.Mechanization, technique

8.Forest portection (allowance 0/4)
a.Diseases caused by non-living agents
b.Wildlife fires

9.Forest measurement (allowance 0/2)
a.Growth and estimation
b.Measures and units

10.Revision (allowance 0/4)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to understand foreign cultures and customes
-ability to work independently
-capacity to adapt to new situations
-capacity to learn
-communication in second language
-ethical commitment
-general knowledge
-interpersonal skills
-quality concept awareness
-resolve to succeed
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Development of writing abilities in a foreign language using the specific terms
-Development of writing abilities in a foreign language using the specific terms
-English language grammar structures
-Professional style characteristics
-Professional text working technice
-Specific vocabulary knowledge
-Terminology translation specificities

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:Oral exam
Compulsory 80% active attendance
written test
60% - written test passmark
6page translation of professionally oriented text from English into Czech, 30item vocabulary
Discussion and conversation based on the terminology
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture14 h0 h
     practice0 h4 h
     consultation4 h4 h
     preparation for exam20 h20 h
     preparation for regular assessment18 h12 h
     preparation for regular testing0 h10 h
     preparation of presentation0 h6 h
Total56 h56 h

Basic reading list
  • SVOBODOVÁ, A. English for forest and landscape engineering. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita, 2003. 168 p. ISBN 80-7157-680-8.
  • MURPHY, R. English grammar in use: a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate students: with answers. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. 379 p. ISBN 0-521-53762-2.
  • JULIUS, C. Anglicky bez (po)chyb. Ostrava: Montanex, 2008. ISBN 80-7225-138-4.
Recommended reading list
  • BENDER, D. Wood Handbook Wood as engineering material USA Forest Product Laboratory 2008