Course detail

Professional English 1

FP-PA1KAcad. year: 2019/2020

The course focuses on characteristic features of business professional communication. It provides students with 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 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 beyond their immediate professional context.


English exam at intermediate level as minimum (B1 according to CEFR).


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)
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 contact tutorials presenting the topics covered. It also includes individual work of students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Exam: test, listening, reading

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Session 1 (4h)
- Introductory tutorial.
- U1: Communication
- U2: International Marketing
- U3: Building Relationships
Session 2 (4h)
- U4: Success
- U5: Job Satisfaction
- U6: Risk
Session 3 (4h)
- Revision.
- Final test.

Self study focused on the given topics


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’ attendance and their work are systematically controlled. Most of the study is organized as self-study.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MGR-UFRP-KS Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme MGR-KS Master's

    branch MGR-UFRP-KS-D , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch MGR-ŘEP-KS , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch MGR-PFO-KS , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



12 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Guided consultation in combined form of studies

14 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer