Professional English 1
FP-PA1Acad. year: 2017/2018
The course focuses on characteristic features of professional business communication. It provides students with the relevant specialist language and professional communication skills they will need in the workplace. The course provides preparation for Business English examinations at B2 level.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course at the upper-intermediate level (B2 according to CEFR) is designed to prepare students for various economic professions. It will enrich their professional vocabulary and enable them to express themselves more authoritatively in professional contexts.
English exam at intermediate level as minimum (B1 according to CEFR).
Recommended optional programme components
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)
MASCULL, B: Business Vocabuary in Use Advanced, CUP 2010 (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)
MANN, Malcolm a Steve TAYLORE-KNOWLES. Destination B2: grammar and vocabulary : [with answer key]. Oxford: Macmillan, 2006. ISBN 9780230035386. (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.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Attendance and active participation at classes, final test
Exam: listening, reading
Language of instruction
1 U1: Good Communicators, Improving Communications,
2 U1: E-mail: For and Against, Idioms, The Price of Success
3 U2: Marketing Word Partnerships, Italian Luxury, How to Market Internationally
4 U2: Noun Compounds and Noun Phrases, Creating a Global Brand
5 U4: Prefixes, Successful Businesses,
6 U4: Carlos Slim, Present and Past Tenses
7 U5: Synonyms and Word-building, Staff Motivation,
8 U5: Working for the Best Companies, Passives
9 U5: Passives, Just Good Friends?
10 U6: Describing Risk, Managing Risks,
11 U6: Insuring Trade Risks, Adverbs of Degree
12 U6: Winton Carter Mining, Revision
13 Credit Test
The course has a practical approach and is intended for pre-service students preparing for work in a business environment.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Students’ participation at seminars 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