Course detail

Soft Skills in English

FSI-0SEAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course is intended to teach soft skills in English and provide students with the basics of business English they will need in their future careers.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Kurz rozvíjí měkké dovednosti (soft skills) a poskytuje studentům základy obchodní angličtiny na úrovni B2+ (upper-inermediate – advanced) ve vztahu k jejich budoucímu zaměstnání. Důraz je kladem na mluvený projev a komunikační dovednosti.


The minimum entry requirement is the 7AZ exam, i.e. the English knowledge corresponding to B1 level.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

APPLEBY, Rachel. Business One:One. Advanced. Oxford: OUP, 2009. ISBN 978-0194576819. (vybrané kapitoly) (EN)
HEWINGS, Martin. Advanced grammar in use: a self-study reference and practice book for advanced learners of English : with answers and CD-ROM. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. ISBN 978-1-107-69989-2. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Language instruction as an extension of basic professional curriculum.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit is awarded on condition of having attended the seminars actively and worked out assigned tasks. The overal evaluation reflects students' projects.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The course is aimed at delevoping soft skills with the basic business English skills students will need in their future careers at B2+ level (upper-intermediate – advanced).

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

Attendance at seminars is compulsory and is systematically checked by the teacher. Students are allowed to miss two seminars. Regular attendance and active participation in classes are necessary conditions for taking an examination.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-OBN-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, elective
  • Programme N-OBN-P Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, elective

Type of course unit


Language exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction to presentation skills, public speaking
2. Team presentations, presenting to a technical audience, handling questions
3. Brands, presentation of a product
4. Professional image
5. Business ethics
6. Meetings and negotiating
7. Socializing
8. Telephoning and email
9. Writing formal letters - covering letter, CV
10. Working internationally
11. Interviewing skills for recruitment
12. Students' projects
13. Evaluation

E-learning texts

pitch (cs) - Dear students, I am forwarding you the material for an elevator pitch that will be presented on Monday. I would like to ask you to prepare as many questions as possible. You will find it in "Aktuality". Thanks a lot . Best wishes, Ilona Pavlíková