Study programmes / B-HE Horticultural Engineering / International Language - German 2 p/t
Course code:KSJN2
Course title in language of instruction:K-Weltsprache - Deutsch 2
Course title in Czech:K-Světový jazyk - Němčina 2
Course title in English:International Language - German 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:German
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:SS 2018/2019 - FH
Name of lecturer:Ing. Katarína Pavlačková (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites:International Language 1 p/t or International Language - German 1 p/t
Aims of the course:- to broaden and enhance high school German knowledge
- to obtain vocabulary typical for the branch studied
- set stadards for conversation in the professional field
- gain the ability of public presentation in German

Aims of the course:
The objective of the course is to develop language competences in all four basic skills. Tuition will be offered in several interrelated topic areas.

Course contents:
1. Curriculum I English language - General English
Speaking: oral presentations; everyday situations (allowance 0/6)

a. student's personality, family, native town/village 
b. university studies, Mendel University, faculty, study branch
c. interview, job interview

2. Listening (allowance 0/4)

a. for gist
b. for main idea/ideas
c. for specific information

3. Reading
Professional / semi-professional texts related to branch studied. (allowance 0/6)

a. for gist
b. for main idea/ideas
c. for specific information

4. Writing (allowance 0/4)

a. paragraph / essay writing  e-mailing
b. letter of application  letter of complaint  questionnaire
c. (paper)

5. Grammar (allowance 0/4)

a. word order; clauses
b. active and passive voice
c. linking words; phrasal verbs and other
Course contents:
1.International Language - German 2 p/t (allowance 0/2)

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 communicate in a foreign language
-Ability to oral present of the issues in German
-Ability to written present of the issues in German
-Basic knowledge of the 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:The course is closed with credit. The condition for obtaining credit is successful completion of class paper on a selected topic.

Test + interview (intermediate level of competence in English)
passmark: minimum 66% in the test and 66% in the intervew

WINTER TERM - Credit (required knowledge in a range of subject matter and drawing résumé text), SUMMER TERM - examination (required knowledge in a range of subject matter, the oral test's ability to communicate on the topic).
During the study, students will write a series of test to practice and fixing curriculum. Students prepare projects, which will then submit an oral exam
80% attendance
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodCombined form
Direct teaching
     practice5 h
     preparation for regular assessment13 h
     writing of seminar paper10 h
Total28 h

Basic reading list
  • BELÁKOVÁ, H. -- ŠORBAN, V. Čítanka německých odborných textů pro posluchače AF a ZF MZLU v Brně. 1st ed. Brno: MZLU, 1997. 106 p. ISBN 80-7157-284-5.
  • LÉVY-HILLERICH, D. Deutsch in der Landwirtschaft. Fraus, 2005. 171 p. ISBN 80-7238-318-3.
  • HÖPPNEROVÁ, V. -- JAUCOVÁ, L. Moderní učebnice němčiny: vhodná i pro samouky. 2nd ed. V Praze: Svoboda, 2007. 357 p. ISBN 978-80-205-0594-1.
  • ZVOLSKÝ, Z. -- HELEBRANT, L. Zahradnický slovník: překladový a výkladový slovník : česko-německý a německo-český zahradnický slovník se slovníkem vědeckých výrazů = Gartenbau-Wörterbuch : Übersetzungs- und Auslegungswörterbuch : deutsch-tschechisches und tschechisch-deutsches Gartenbau-Wörterbuch mit einem Wörterbuch der wissenschaftlichen Namen. Uherský Brod: Florart, 2011. 921 p. Fontes hortorum ;. ISBN 978-80-254-9962-7.
Recommended reading list
  • Alltagssprache Deutsch: 30 moderních konverzačních témat. 1st ed. Plzeň: FRAUS, 2003. 311 p. ISBN 80-7238-143-1.