Course: Business English Intermediate 2

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Course title Business English Intermediate 2
Course code UJP/AC6B
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Kraus Simone, Dr. Phil.
  • Švarcová Kateřina, Mgr.
  • Ramadanová Jitka, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Kubešová Andrea, Mgr.
  • Stočková Milada, Ing.
  • Fišer Václav, Mgr.
  • Habac Arniel
  • Vokrová Dagmar, Mgr.
Course content
- Presentations - Competitive advantage - Innovations - The passive - Buying and selling - Conditonals - Negotiating - Market research - Investment - Meetings and minutes of the meeting - Ethics in business - Short reports Further information for distant study programme students can be found in 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
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) (10-15) - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 20 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
Student should be able to: - have a good command of English phonetics, spelling and grammar at a general level, - understand a basic business conversation and hold a conversation on topics familiar to him/her or topics related to everyday life
professional skills
The student can have basic business conversation and hold a conversation on topics of everyday life, - describe and present basic information about a company and its business activities, - hold simple business phone calls, - understand basic economic texts, - write a short formal business letter and e-mail
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
The student can: - understand most of a business conversation, - understand the description of figures, charts, graphs and trends and use them to present business results of a company, - understand business texts related to career change, team work, company finance, investment, recruitment, - use appropriate language and phrases to talk about a company, planning a company event, qualities needed in candidates for a job vacancy, ways to improve employee productivity, - write a CV, a thank you letter, a letter requesting information, a letter inviting a candidate for interview, a letter giving the result of an application, a business report
professional skills
The student understands most of a business conversation, - uses figures, charts, graphs and trends and to present business results of a company, - understands business texts related to career change, team work, company finance, investment, recruitment, - uses appropriate language and phrases to talk about a company, planning a company event, qualities needed in candidates for a job vacancy, ways to improve employee productivity, - can write a CV, a thank you letter, a letter requesting information, a letter inviting a candidate for interview, a letter giving the result of an application, a business report
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Practicum
Multimedia supported teaching
Skills demonstration
Collaborative instruction
Students' self-study
Individual study
assessment methods
Oral exam
Test
Skills demonstration during practicum
Report
Continuous assessment
Recommended literature
  • Hollett, Vicki. Business objectives : new edition. 1st ed., 5th impr. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1998. ISBN 0-19-451391-2.
  • 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, I. Profile 2: intermediate. Student's book. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-19-457576-4.
  • Naunton, Jon. ProFile 2 : intermediate : workbook. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-19-457585-3.
  • Tullis, Graham; Trappe, Tonya. New insights into business : student`s book. London : Longman, 2000. ISBN 0-582-33553-1.


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