Course detail

Business English

FP-IoaPAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course develops the students´ language skills for talking to people in business situations, business correspondence, presentation of the company and its products, promotion and sales, talking about money matters, communication in a company, and negotiations.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The students will learn how to communicate in business situations - speak on telephone, write business letters, talk about the company, its products, promotion and sales, and money matters, make presentations.

Prerequisites

An intermediate level of English is required (CEF B1). Completion of the subject Practical English.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Duckworth Michael, Turner Rebecca: Business Result Upper.Intermediate, OUP 2010 (EN)
Duckworth Michael, Turner Rebecca: Business Result Upper.Intermediate, OUP 2010 (EN)
Brook-Hart Guy: Benchmark Advanced, BEC Edition, Amazon 2008 (EN)
Kaftan, Miroslav: Modern English in Enterprise, Leda Praha 2001 (EN)
Kaftan, Miroslav: Modern English in Enterprise, Leda Praha 2001 (EN)
Brook-Hart Guy: Benchmark Advanced, BEC Edition, Amazon 2008 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Work with business vocabulary, its application in writing and speaking tasks, multimedia tasks, role play, pairwork, group work, presentations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

1. credit, maximum number of points 40, 20 for listening, 20 for test
2. examination written and oral - 60 points, 30+30

Credit and tests are based on the subject matter discussed during the semester and the primary literature.

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

The company, its organization, communication in the company, meetings, production process, products, promotion and sales, invoicing, payments, banking products, complaints, achievements, trends, graph description, negotiations

Aims

The course develops the students´ language skills for talking to people in business situations, business correspondence, presentation of the company and its products, promotion and sales, talking about money matters, communication in a company, and negotiations.

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.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MGR-IM Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, elective

  • Programme MGR-SI Master's

    branch MGR-IM , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Language exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer