Business English 3
FP-HA3KLAcad. year: 2020/2021
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.
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.
Recommended optional programme components
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.
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:
An examination: written test, listening and reading.
Language of instruction
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
The course focuses on characteristic features of professional business communication. Students will be introduced to the LSP language in common economic and business contexts. Emphasis is put on spoken langauge.
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. If the absence exceeds 75%, it must be compensated by students for missed hours.
Type of course unit
Guided consultation in combined form of studies
12 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer