Study programmes / B-ARB Arboristics / English for Specific Purpose 1
Course code:OJAI
Course title in language of instruction:English for Specific Purpose 1
Course title in Czech:Odborný jazyk 1 - angličtina
Course title in English:English for Specific Purpose 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, 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:WS 2019/2020 - FFWT
Name of lecturer:PhDr. Zdena Rosická, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
PhDr. Lenka Řitičková (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Prerequisites:English Course 2
Aims of the course:comprehension reading of specialized texts
resumé making
presentation of the worked out texts
grammar revision and extension
Course contents:
1.Importance of Plants for Man (allowance 2/0)
a.How to read an unknown text
b.Chemistry, physics - terminology and phrases

2.The soil (allowance 4/0)
a.Verb, tenses

3.Structure of wood (allowance 2/0)

4.Chemical ocmposition of wood (allowance 2/0)
a.Time clauses

5.Forestry in Great Britain (allowance 2/0)
a.Conditional clauses

6.Fastenings 1 (allowance 2/0)

7.Wood-based Composites and Panel Products (allowance 2/0)
a.State of materials

8.Fastenings 2 (allowance 4/0)
a.Conditionals in English

9.Fire safety (allowance 2/0)

10.Physical Properties of Wood (allowance 2/0)
a.Questions and Responses

11.Mechanical Properties of Wood (allowance 2/0)

12.Commercial Lumber (allowance 2/0)
a.Numerals, Fractions

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to understand foreign cultures and customes
-capacity to learn
-communication in second language
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Ability to communicate in foreign language using corresponding terminology
-Ability to understand a text with specific terms in foreign language
-Ability to work with an expert text
-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
-To manage the English language grammar system

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% active attendance
50minute written test
60% - written test passmark
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h24 h
     preparation for exam4 h4 h
Total28 h28 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 0-521-53289-2.
  • BENDER, D. Wood Handbook Wood as engineering material. USA: Forest Product Laboratory, 2008. 463 p.