Study programmes / B-HE Horticultural Engineering / International Language - English 3 p/t
Course code:KSJA3
Course title in language of instruction:International Language - English 3 p/t
Course title in Czech:K-Světový jazyk - Angličtina 3
Course title in English:International Language - English 3 p/t
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (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:WS 2019/2020 - FH
Name of lecturer:Mgr. Lea Hasíková (lecturer, supervisor)
RNDr. Mgr. Miroslav Horák, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
PhDr. Vlasta Nepivodová (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Mgr. Adam Růžek (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Bc. Ing. Eva Sapáková, Ph.D. (examiner, 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 the ability of public presentation in English
Course contents:
1.Grammar Topics
1. Present Simple, Present Continuous, Past Simple, Past Continuous and Present Perfect
2. Future ( Present Continuous, be going to, Present Simple, Future Perfect)
3. Past Perfect
4. Articles, Determiners
5. Say, Tell, Talk, Discuss, Speak
6. Infinitive vs. Gerund
7. Adjectives
8. Adverbs
9. Question words, questions tags, phrases of agreement
10. Do and Make
11. Modals
12. First, Second and Third Conditional
13. Reported Speech
14. Passive
15. Linking Words and Phrases
16. Countable and Uncountable Nouns
17. Relative Clauses
18. Prepositions of time, place and movement
19. Phrasal Verbs with put, get
20. Have, take, bring
(allowance 0/0)
2.Reading Comprehension of an authentic text, text analysis (allowance 0/0)
3.Listening analysis of an authentic text, listening skills development, ear training (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:
-ability to adequately interpret the results
-ability to communicate in a foreign language using specific vocabulary of the field of science
-Ability to concentrate on the nature of the problem.
-Aplication of knowledges in practice
-Global trends in fruit breeding.
-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:Exam
Exam will be based on the following material (25 lessons -ENGLISH FOR HORTICULTURE AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE), authentic listening, text analysis
and grammar test.
80% success rate in tests
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodCombined form
Direct teaching
     practice6 h
     consultation5 h
     preparation for exam5 h
     preparation for regular testing8 h
     writing of seminar paper4 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.
  • FRONEK, J. Anglicko-český, česko-anglický slovník = English-Czech, Czech-English dictionary. 1st ed. Praha: Leda, 1998. 1277 p. ISBN 80-85927-48-9.
  • FRONEK, J. Velký anglicko-český slovník : Comprehensive English-Czech dictionary. 1st ed. Praha: Leda, 2006. 1734 p. ISBN 80-7335-022-X.
  • MURPHEY, R. English Grammar in Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  • MURPHEY, R. English Grammar in Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.