Bi0077 English for Plant Biologists

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
1/0. 1 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. Ing. Miloš Barták, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. Ing. Miloš Barták, CSc.
Department of Experimental Biology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: Naděžda Bílá
Supplier department: Department of Experimental Biology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Timetable of Seminar Groups
Bi0077/01: Mon 17. 9. to Fri 14. 12. Thu 16:00–16:50 C13/332, M. Barták
Bi0077/02: Mon 17. 9. to Fri 14. 12. Mon 13:00–13:50 C13/332, M. Barták
NOW ( Bi0077c English for Plant Biol. - pr. )
Basic knowledge in English
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 70 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 10/70, only registered: 0/70, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/70
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 24 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The course is assigned for students of biology and biology-related study programmes who want to improve their knowledge of English. The main aim is to enlarge biologically- related vocabulary, improve students ability to speak about and discuss professional (biological) topics. Last but not least the course should prepare students of biology to present results at an international scientific conference, workshop etc.
  • Topics: (1)English terminology related to cell, tissues, organelles, cell cycle (2)English terminology related to subcellular level (3)Vocabulary related to plant organs, growth and development (4)Vocabulary related to physiological processes (5)Terminology related to vegetation science, ecology, environmental issues, global changes, toxic compounds, conservation of nature (6)Laboratory works, essays, handling with samples, chemicals, analyses, testing hypotheses, measuring instruments (7)Field works, expeditions, field plots, taking samples, vegetation zones, plant determination, storage of plant samples (8)Scientific data processing, scientific graphs, statistics (9)Principals of oral presentation at an international conference (10)How to write an abstract (11)How to survive an international conference (opening address, ice-breaking party, panel discussion, poster presentation, informal discussion (12)The last topic is facultative. It is specified according to students demands.
    recommended literature
  • A dictionary of plant sciences. Edited by Michael Allaby. Rev. ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. 510 s. ISBN 0198608918. info
Teaching methods
Lectures with a high proportion of interactive and computer aided learning. Teaching methods combine powerpoint presentations and a variety of methods testing professional vocabulary, knowledge of grammar, phrases, ability to use English in typical professional situations.
Assessment methods
Self assesment methods. Evaluation of the success rate several tests differing in their difficulty and complexity.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2018, recent)
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