Course detail

Professional English 2

FP-PA2Acad. year: 2020/2021

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.

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 in professional contexts.

Prerequisites

Professional English 2 continues the course Professional English 1 covering the first half of the course book (U1 - 6). Requirements from Professional English 1 are necessary prerequisites to continue in Professional English 2.

Co-requisites

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 language lessons focused on practicing language skills and developing vocabulary. It also includes individual work of students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit:
75% attendance and active participation at classes
E-learning tests (max. 10pts)
Credit test (max. 30 pts, one attempt)
Total min. 25 pts in e-learning tests and credit test
Exam: Listening (max. 30 pts, min. 15 pts), Reading (max. 30 pts, min. 15pts).

Completion of the course for students with individual study plan
Credit:
E-learning tests (max. 10pts)
Credit test (max. 30 pts, one attempt)
Total min. 25 pts in e-learning tests and credit test
Exam: Listening (max. 30 pts, min. 15 pts), Reading (max. 30 pts, min. 15pts).

Completion of the course in distance form (applied only when objective external circumstances do not allow the implementation of the study programme in accordance with the granted accreditation)
Credit:
E-learning tests (max. 10pts)
Credit test (max. 30 pts, one attempt)
Total min. 25 pts in e-learning tests and credit test
Specific tasks may be required during semester
Exam: Listening (max. 30 pts, min. 15 pts), Reading (max. 30 pts, min. 15pts).

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1 U7: Management Styles,
2 U7 Text Reference, Seling & Lind
3 U8: Team Building, New Ways of Teambuilding
4 U8 Modal Perfect, Motivating the Sales Team
5 U9: Financial Terms, Ways to Raise Money, Finding Finance
6 U9: Dependent Prepositions, Last Throw of the Dice
7 U10: Customer Service, Changing Customer Service
8 U10: Gerunds, Hurrah Airlines
9 U11: Crisis Management
10 U11: Conditionals, In Range
11 U12 Mergers and Acquisitions
12 Revision
13 Test

Aims

The course has is based on practical approach and is intended to prepare students for communication in business environment.

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

Students’ participation is compulsory and their work is systematically controlled. Regular attendance, active participation in lessons and completing the assigned tasks are required. Absence may be compensated for by an agreement with the teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

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

  • Programme MGR Master's

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

  • Programme MGR-IM Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
  • Programme MGR-MEO Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Language exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

eLearning