Course detail

English for Business Communication 1

FP-AOP1Acad. year: 2018/2019

The course follows up on language studied in the compulsory course of Business English in the first year of study. The course is focused on general language as well as characteristic features of business communication at B2 level. It provides students with the relevant specialist language and professional communication skills they will need in the workplace.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course is intended to deepen the student’s language skills necessary for professional communication using relevant vocabulary.

Prerequisites

The course is intended for students who are familiar with the language at B1 level (intermediate) since it focuses mainly on vocabulary and communication skills. They are expected to have completed the course of Business English in the first year of their study.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

APPLEBY, R. and WATKINS, F. International Express Upper-Intermediate Student's Book Third Edition. OUP 2014. ISBN 978-0-19-459761-6 (EN)
MASCULL, Bill. Business vocabulary in use: advanced. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-521-74940-4. (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

Credit: credit test
e-learning activities
Exam: listening
reading
75% course attendance is required.

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1) Unit 1 – Tense review. Prefixes.
2) Unit 1 – Conversational strategies. Making a good impression.
3) Unit 2 – Perfect tenses. Rules and limits.
4) Unit 2 – Report writing. Checking and clarifying.
5) Unit 3 – Relative clauses. Suffixes and collocations.
6) Unit 3 – Dynamic presentations. Hedging, contrasting and generalizing.
7) Revision.
8) Unit 4 – Narrative tenses. Gerunds and infinitives.
9) Unit 4 – Being assertive. Handling complaints.
10) Unit 5 – Future tenses and future expressions.
11) Unit 5 – Describing graphs. Problems and solutions.
12) Revision.
13) Credit test.

Aims

The aim of the course is to acquaint the students with language skills used in professional communication (reading, listening, speaking, writing) and to provide them with specific structures of business English.

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

Attendance at seminars is systematically checked by the teacher. Absence may be in justified cases compensated for by the agreement with the teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BAK Bachelor's

    branch BAK-UAD , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch BAK-EP , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch BAK-EPM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional

Type of course unit

 

Language exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer