Course detail

English: Practical Course of Business Conversation and Presentation

FIT-FCEAcad. year: 2019/2020

The course is intended for students who want not only to express and understand what one needs to but also to understand more deeply their culture and humour so one can be equal partner in conversation. And this is the exact goal of this course. Students themselves will be able to try the art of presenting, specialist communication and business negotiations in English language. In order to achieve this many model situations were designed for students to assimilate these situations.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

  • Ability to express his or her wishes
  • Ability to manage conversation in common social topics
  • To master jargon in real life conversation
  • To learn phrases that are not included in English student books but are plentifully used in day to day life
  • TALK FLUENTLY even though your English is not 100%
  • Experience creating presentations on various subjects.
  • Learn how to prepare such presentations
  • Learn communication with potential business partners
  • Acquire negotiations and appropriate reaction skills while having business dealing in English
  • To broaden specialized vocabulary and use it correctly
  • Acknowledge your bad habits and mistakes and adopt correct techniques and methods while dealing with presentations and business meetings

Prerequisites

Not applicable.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Cambridge First Certificate in English for Updated Exam - Student's Book without answers. Official Examination Papers from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.
Cambridge Grammar for First Certificate with Answers and Audio CD, 2nd Edition. Official Examination Papers from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.
Tom Kenny: Nice Talking with You. Step-by-step English fluency. Cambridge University Press.
English conversation-Practice Makes Perfect Series-McGraw-Hill Education; 1st edition (August 7, 2012).
Practical English Usage (4th Edition) Book. Oxford University Press.
Kenna Bourke: Test It, Fix It Vocabulary Intermediate.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BIT Bachelor's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional

  • Programme IT-BC-3 Bachelor's

    branch BIT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional

  • Programme IT-MGR-2 Master's

    branch MBI , any year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch MPV , any year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch MGM , any year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch MSK , any year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch MIS , any year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch MBS , any year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch MIN , any year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch MMI , any year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch MMM , any year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme MITAI Master's

    specialization NADE , any year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    specialization NBIO , any year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    specialization NGRI , any year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    specialization NNET , any year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    specialization NVIZ , any year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    specialization NCPS , any year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    specialization NSEC , any year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    specialization NEMB , any year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    specialization NHPC , any year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    specialization NISD , any year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    specialization NIDE , any year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    specialization NISY , any year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    specialization NMAL , any year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    specialization NMAT , any year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    specialization NSEN , any year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    specialization NVER , any year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    specialization NSPE , any year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional

Type of course unit

 

Fundamentals seminar

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

  • Start talking in foreign language, mainly acquire positive approach towards your progress in English
  • Address communicative barriers, habits and mistakes
  • Jargon dialects and mistakes
  • Listening and ability to understand and react
  • Vocabulary in use
  • Finding your own communication style
  • Ability to express your emotions and needs
  • Ability to deal with conflict in English language
  • Acknowledgement of your own bad habits in English conversation
  • Presentation structure in English
  • Self-made presentation and its analysis
  • Business communication and negotiations in English
  • Revealing and defining your week points while presenting a presentation and having business communication in English subsequently addressing those week points and work on them
  • Widening and training specialized vocabulary

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