Course detail

Business English

FP-Ebe2PAcad. year: 2014/2015

The course is intended to teach English as a foreign language at professional level. It focuses on enlarging and practising vocabulary used in finance.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

a) Understand financial English.
b) Use their written and spoken English for general and business communication with particular emphasis paid to financial environments.
c) Solve problems in simulated financial business situations in English.
d) Identify, retrieve and synthesize information in English.


Course is intended for students who have passed the exam in Business English 1.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

COTTON, David, David FALVEY, Simon KENT, Bill MASCULL, John ROGERS a Lewis LANSFORD. Market leader: upper intermediate: business English. 3rd ed. Harlow: Pearson Education, 2012. ISBN 978-1-4082-3709-0. (EN)
eLearning - elektronické materiály Ústavu jazyků FSI. . (EN)
MURPHY, Raymond. English grammar in use: a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate learners of English: with answers. 4th ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, c2012, x, 380 s. ISBN 9780521189064. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course it taught by means of language lessons focused on practicing language skills and developing vocabulary. It includes also individual work of students in the elearning environment.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit is awarded on condition of regular attendance, active participation and having worked out all assigned tasks. The examination consists of a written part(test with 50% score as minimum) and an oral part (2 classified presentations). The exam corresponds to the B2 level according to the Common European Framework. The exam has one regular term and one resit, for second resit see Dean's Directive 3/2014.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1 U7: Management Qualities, Successful Managers
2 U7: Management Styles, Text Reference, Seling & Lind
3 U8: Prefixes, Building Successful Teams,
4 U8: New Ways of Teambuilding, Modal Perfect,
5 U8: Modal Perfect, Motivating the Sales Team
6 U9: Financial Terms, Ways to Raise Money, Finding Finance
7 U9: Dependent Prepositions, Last Throw of the Dice
8 U10: Complaints, Customer Service, Changing Customer Service
9 U10: Gerunds, Hurrah Airlines
10 U11: Handling Crises, Dealing with Crises
11 U11: Conditionals, In Range
12 Revision
13 Awarding credit.


The goal of the subject is to develop the English language skills - listening, speaking and reading which will enable students to communicate effectively in typical business contexts as well as to enrich business-related vocabulary with particular attention paid to finance.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Students’ participation is compulsory and their work is systematically controlled. Absence may be compensated for by the agreement with the teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MGR-EBF Master's

    branch MGR-EBF , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


Language exercise

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer