English forest terminology

Course Information
TitleΞενόγλωσση Δασική Ορολογία-Αγγλικά / English forest terminology
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600019408

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Dasologías kai Fysikoý Perivállontos (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 89
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Compulsory CoursesElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization112

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2021
General Foundation
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Knowledge of English at the B2 level (CEFR)
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students will have familiarised themselves with basic forestry terminology. They will gain a well-rounded knowledge in forestry matters along with becoming skilled in reading and comprehending written texts, and forestry texts at that. They will acquire specific language skills and knowledge. They will become proficient in the ESP terminology present in the specialised texts discussed in class. They will familiarise themselves with key forestry concepts and consolidate their understanding of forestry issues and silviculture as these intersect with resource sustainability and biodiversity, and global earth issues.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course is aimed at undergraduate students who have little previous knowledge of the subject; therefore, it is designed to meet the requirements of the English learner and, in particular, introduce Forestry freshmen to collocations, syntactic structures, compounds and terminology present in forestry texts. Students are introduced to basic forestry concepts pertinent to soil structure and mechanisms, flower morphology, leaf structure, the raising of trees, fungi and bacteria, timber crops harvesting, plant reproduction, soil erosion. Students engage in a variety of activities in class, in order to consolidate their understanding of the vocabulary and related concepts.
soil, flower morphology, leaf, fungi, timber, reproduction, harvest, erosion
Educational Material Types
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Powerpoint presentations, e-learning platform, email
Course Organization
Reading Assigment321.1
Student Assessment
Written final exam
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
M. Mattheou, Special English for Forestry, Thessaloniki: University Studio Press, 2018
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