Course detail

Business English 3

FP-HA3PLAcad. year: 2018/2019

The course focuses on characteristic features of professional business communication. Students will be introduced to the LSP language in common economic and business contexts.

The course develops students´general and business vocabulary as well as grammatical structures typical for business language. Stress is put not only on the development of communication skills, but also on the ability to use the acquired knowledge actively.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

At the end of this course, students should be able to:
- orientate themselves in English economic terminology relating to the covered topics,
- read and understand authentic professional texts at the upper-intermediate level,
- discuss covered economic topics,
- apply gained specialized terminology in simulations of negotiations and business meetings,
- apply specialized terminology in business correspondence.

Prerequisites

Students are able to: - use the grammatical structures according to the requirements of the given level, - apply the knowledge of both formal and informal style in written communication, - use the language means for the description of places and people, - list and describe a number of free time activities and sport disciplines and discuss them in different social contexts, - characterize different jobs and professions, - communicate in the situations connected with travelling, - disccuss the problems of tourism, - express their opinion on media, especially the Internet and other electronic media, - describe essential features of the scientific and technological development and its influence on lifestyle, - give an account of different environmental problems and explain them in different contexts.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

TOMALIN, B.: Key Business Skills, HarperCollins Publishers, 2012
MURPHY, R. 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.
MASCULL, B.: Business Vocabulary in Use Intermediate, Cambridge University Press 2002. (EN)
MASCULL, B,: Business Vocabulary in Use Advanced, Cambridge University Press 2004. (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

Exercises promote the practical mastery of the subject presented in lectures or assigned for individual study with the active participation of students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Assessment consists of the following parts:

Credit requirements:
75% active participation in lessons
E-learning test exercises
Credit test
Exam requirements:
Listening comprehension
Reading comprehension
Oral presentation on economic topic

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Kurz je zaměřen na jazykové dovednosti a výrazové prostředky používané v obchodní angličtině a v pracovním procesu. Studenti se seznámí s prostředky odborného jazyka v běžných ekonomických a obchodních kontextech. Předmět se zaměřuje na rozšiřování obecné i odborné slovní zásoby studentů a rozvíjí gramatické struktury odborného jazyka. Důraz je kladen na rozvíjení komunikačních dovedností, ale také schopnost aktivně využívat nabyté znalosti.
1. Networking: Introductions
2. Networking: Listening
3. Networking: Small Talk
4. Presentations: Presentation Organization
5. Presentations: Preparation and Delivery
6. Presentations: Presentation Style
7. Meetings: Running a successful meeting
8. Meetings: Participating in meetings
9. Meetings: Conference calls
10. Negotiations: International negotiations
11. Negotiations: Negotiation styles
12. Negotiations: Closing the negotiation
13. Credit test

Aims

The course focuses on characteristic features of professional business communication. Students will be introduced to the LSP in common economic and business contexts.

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

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

The course takes over 13 weeks in the form of language exercises. 75% active participation in seminars is required. Absence must be properly apologized.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BAK-EP Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme BAK Bachelor's

    branch BAK-UAD , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch BAK-EP , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch BAK-EPM , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme BAK-PM Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Language exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

eLearning