Course: English In Company

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Course title English In Company
Course code UJP/AF
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Bergman Natalie, M.A.
Course content
Week 1: Introduction, socializing. Language and business skills Week 2: Presentation skills Week 3: Telephoning skills Week 4: Travelling on business, at a conference. Company and job description. Week 5: Cultural differences in business and socializing Week 6: Types of business. Job responsibilities and time management Week 7: Business writing skills I. Business letters, style and register Week 8: Business writing skills II. E-mails and memos Week 9: Employment. CV, cover letter and job interview Week 10: World today. Technologies and globalization Week 11: Meeting skills Week 12: Negotiating skills Week 13: Evaluation of the course, final test and credits

Learning activities and teaching methods
Collaborative instruction, Multimedia supported teaching, Students' portfolio, Skills demonstration, Seminar classes, Individual study, Textual studies
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) (10-15) - 15 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 40 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
Students can: - use common grammar structures correctly and vocabulary in everyday life situations - understand the main context of most radio and TV programmes - understand short articles and news written in the common language - write a personal letter or retell a story
learning outcomes
Students can: - present a specialist topic in a structured way and communicate with the audience - solve business matters, meetings and problems by telephone - participate in discussions, evaluate suggestions and lead negotiations - write a formal business letter or e-mail, CV and a letter of application - understand cultural differences and implement them adequately when negotiating with foreign business partners - understand specialist business texts and work with specialist vocabulary
teaching methods
Multimedia supported teaching
Textual studies
Skills demonstration
Collaborative instruction
Individual study
Students' portfolio
Seminar classes
assessment methods
Test
Skills demonstration during practicum
Individual presentation at a seminar
Continuous assessment
Recommended literature
  • Powell, Mark. In Company : intermediate. 1st ed. Oxford : Macmillan , 2002. ISBN 978-0-333-95732-5.


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