Study programmes / B-HE Horticultural Engineering / International Language - English 2 p/t
Course code:KSJA2
Course title in language of instruction:International Language - English 2 p/t
Course title in Czech:K-Světový jazyk - Angličtina 2
Course title in English:International Language - English 2 p/t
Mode of completion and number of credits:Fulfillment of requirements (1 credit)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:part-time, 5/0
(part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:English
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:SS 2018/2019 - FH
Name of lecturer:Mgr. Lea Hasíková (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
RNDr. Mgr. Miroslav Horák, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Mgr. Adam Růžek (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Bc. Ing. Eva Sapáková, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
Prerequisites:International Language 1 p/t or English Combined Study 1
Aims of the course:-to broaden and enhance high school English knowledge
-to obtain vocabulary typical for the branch studied
-to set standards for conversation in the professional field
-to gain ability of public presentation in English
Course contents:
1.Grammar Topics
1. Modals
2. First, Second and Third Conditional
3. Reported Speech
4. Passive
5. Linking Words and Phrases
6. Countable and Uncountable Nouns
7. Relative Clauses
8. Prepositions of time, place and movement
9. Phrasal Verbs with put, get
10. Have, take, bring
(allowance 0/0)
2.Listening skill analysis
Listening (allowance 0/4)
a. for gist
b. for main idea/ideas
c. for specific information
(allowance 0/0)
3.Reading and analysis of authetic texts

Professional / semi-professional texts related to branch studied.
a. for gist
b. for main idea/ideas
c. for specific information
(allowance 0/0)
a. paragraph / essay writing  e-mailing
b. letter of application  letter of complaint, questionnaire
c. essay, mini-essay writing
(allowance 0/0)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to solve problems
-ability to understand foreign cultures and customes
-ability to work independently
-capacity to adapt to new situations
-communication in second language
-general knowledge
-resolve to succeed
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-conditions for storage of fruit and vegetable
-Plant species determination
-Skills to measure the concentration of analytes

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:credit
Students will wrie a final credit test (70%)
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodCombined form
Direct teaching
     practice6 h
     preparation for regular assessment13 h
     preparation for regular testing9 h
Total28 h

Basic reading list
  • JANÁSKOVÁ, P. English for horticulture and landscape architecture. 2nd ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2007. 199 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-023-7.
  • REDSTON, C. -- CUNNINGHAM, G. Face2face: intermediate student's book. 5th ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. 160 p. ISBN 978-0-521-60336-2.
  • TIMS, N. -- REDSTON, C. -- CUNNINGHAM, G. Face2face : intermediate workbook. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. 88 p. ISBN 978-0-521-67684-7.
  • FRONEK, J. Anglicko-český, česko-anglický slovník = English-Czech, Czech-English dictionary. 1st ed. Praha: Leda, 1998. 1277 p. ISBN 80-85927-48-9.
  • MURPHY, R. English Grammar in Use. Cambridge: Cambridge, 2005.
  • MURPHY, R. English Grammar in Use. Cambridge: Cambridge, 2005.