Course: Business English Intermediate 1

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Course title Business English Intermediate 1
Course code UJP/AC5B
Organizational form of instruction Tutorial
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Vokrová Dagmar, Mgr.
  • Kraus Simone, Dr. Phil.
  • Švarcová Kateřina, Mgr.
  • Hromádková Petra, Ing.
  • Adamcová Eva, Mgr.
  • Ramadanová Jitka, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Kubešová Andrea, Mgr.
  • Stočková Milada, Ing.
  • Fišer Václav, Mgr.
  • Kadlčíková Ilona, Mgr.
  • Havránková Tereza, Mgr.
  • Habac Arniel
Course content
- The working day - Online communication - Company growth - Corporate culture - Describing equipment - Processes and procedures - Distribution and delivery - Advertising and marketing - Making arrangements - Transport - Working holidays - Conferences Further information for distant study programme students can be found on COURSEWARE.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Collaborative instruction, Multimedia supported teaching, Skills demonstration, Individual study, Students' self-study, Practicum
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 40 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 20 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Student should be able to have a good command of English phonetics, spelling and grammar at a general level, knows the vocabulary for maintaining conversation on general topics and for folding a simple dialogue on business topics
professional skills
The student is able to communicate in the English language on the basis of his/her knowledge of the English phonetics, spelling and grammar on a general level- can get the gist of the conversation- is able to grasp the gist of a newspaper or internet article-can maintain a dialogue on general topics-can hold a simple business conversation-can express events, feelings, wishes, business plans both orally and in writing- can write a simple coherent text on familiar topics or the topic of interest- can write a letter describing experiences and impressions
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
The student knows the vocabulary and phrases so that he/she can understand the texts related to jobs, international business and marketing
professional skills
The student can understand the gist of a conversation and can start a conversation on a topic familiar to him/her or topics related to everyday life-can understand basic business talks- can introduce a company, describe its business activities and provide some basic information about it- can describe its corporate culture- can describe a product and how it is advertised - can make discussions about conferences - can make simple business phone calls,- can understand texts concerning jobs, advertising and marketing, - can write formal and informal emails
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Multimedia supported teaching
Skills demonstration
Collaborative instruction
Students' self-study
Individual study
assessment methods
Skills demonstration during practicum
Seminar work
Continuous assessment
Recommended literature
  • Hollett, Vicki. Business objectives : Students Book. 1. vydání. Great Britain : Oxford University Press, 1991. ISBN 0-19-451384-X.
  • Mascull, Bill. Business vocabulary in use : intermediate. 1st pub. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002. ISBN 0-521-77529-9.
  • Murphy, Raymond. English grammar in use : a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate students of English : with answers. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN 0-521-53762-2.
  • Naunton, Jon. ProFile 2 : intermediate : student's book. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-19-457576-4.
  • Tullis, Graham; Trappe, Tonya. New insights into business : student`s book. London : Longman, 2000. ISBN 0-582-33553-1.

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