Study programmes / B-ARB Arboristics / German for Specific Purpose 1
Course code:OJNI
Course title in language of instruction:Deutsch für Holz- und Forstingenieure, Teil 1
Course title in Czech:Odborný jazyk 1 - němčina
Course title in English:German 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:German
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:WS 2019/2020 - FFWT
Name of lecturer:PhDr. Jitka Sýkorová (examiner, instructor, supervisor)
Prerequisites:German - Exam or German Course 2
Aims of the course:Grammar revision and extension
Course contents:
1.Tree species, conifers, broadleaved trees (2/0) (allowance 2/0)
2.Wood science (2/0) (allowance 2/0)
3.Biotic and abiotic factors, negative and positive impact (2/0) (allowance 2/0)
4.Wood chemical components (2/0) (allowance 2/0)
5.Mechanical properties of wood (2/0) (allowance 2/0)
6.Wood surface treatmentv(2/0) (allowance 2/0)
7.Wood-working machinesv(2/0) (allowance 2/0)
8.Wood transport and handling, sawmill (2/0) (allowance 2/0)
9.Wood and wood-based materials (2/0) (allowance 2/0)
10.Wood structures (2/0) (allowance 2/0)
11.Architecture styles, functionalism in Brno (2/0) (allowance 2/0)
12.Furniture styles, current trends (2/0) (allowance 2/0)
13.Forest-definition, forest functions, special-purpose forests (2/0) (allowance 0/0)
14.Tree species,conifers, broadleaved trees (2/0) (allowance 0/0)
15.Wood science (2/0) (allowance 0/0)
16.Soil, fertilization; precipitation (2/0) (allowance 0/0)
17.Forest district, forest company presentation (2/0) (allowance 0/0)
18.Nurseries, reforestation, afforestation, silviculture, thinning (2/0) (allowance 0/0)
19.Arboriculture, eco-physiology of tree species (2/0) (allowance 0/0)
20.Urban forestry; biotic and abiotic factors; anthropic factors (2/0) (allowance 0/0)
21.Forest as biocenosis-game; botany, basic terminoligy (2/0) (allowance 0/0)
22.Forest harvesting (2/0) (allowance 0/0)
23.Forest machinery (2/0) (allowance 0/0)
24.12. Ecology, "green" managemnt, plus standy (2/0) (allowance 0/0)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to work in international context
-ability to work independently
-communication in second language

Specific competences:
-Ability to apply of branch knowledge for solutions of practice forestry problems.
-Ability to understand a text with specific terms in foreign language
-Development of writing abilities in a foreign language using the specific terms
-Development of writing abilities in a foreign language using the specific terms
-German 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:Compulsory 80% active attendance
50minute written test
60% - written test passmark
Power point presentation
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h10 h
     consultation0 h4 h
     preparation for exam4 h10 h
     preparation for regular assessment0 h4 h
Total28 h28 h

Basic reading list
  • Fachbuch für Forstwirtschaft. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita, 2006. 94 p. ISBN 80-7157-962-9.
  • SPANNAGEL, F. Der Möbelbau: Ein Fachbuch für Tischler, Architekten und Lehrer . Ravensburg: Otto Meier Verlag, 1936. 352 p.
  • HUBER, H. -- DITTRICH, H. Handbuch der Kunststoffverarbeitung im Möbelbau und Innenausbau. Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1976. 224 p. ISBN 3-421-02486-3.