Course: Working in English 1

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Course title Working in English 1
Course code KAJ/AW1
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Šašková Radana, Ing.
  • Raisová Eva, PhDr.
Course content
1. týden Introduction, Revision 2. týden Unis 1,2 - Pleased to meet you!, What do you do? - Meeting people for the first time, Finding out about work routines, Adverbs and word order (grammar revision + corresponding exercises from English Grammar in Use) 3. týden Units 3, 4 - Around the world, Could you please? - Finding out about work routines, Offering to help, Making requests, Asking permission, 4. týden Units 5, 6 - I´m sorry, could you say that again?, Hello, how may I help you? - Dealing with communication difficulties, Answering the phone, Making a good impression on the phone, Articles and Quantifiers (grammar revision + corresponding exercises from English Grammar in Use) 5. týden Units 7, 8 - Hold on, I just need to make a note, Is everything clear? - Understanding numbers and details, Making notes, Checking your notes 6. týden Units 9, 10 - I´m calling because, I´m terribly sorry - Preparing to make a phone call, Making different kinds of calls, Comparing and contrasting (grammar revision + corresponding exercises from English Grammar in Use) 7. týden Revision 8. týden Units 11, 12 - Layout and content., You´ve got mail - Good layout and style in letters and faxes, Sending and receiving e-mail messages, The future (grammar revision + corresponding exercises from English Grammar in Use) 9. týden Units 13, 14 - Get it right!, Keep it simple and make it clear. - Checking your spelling, Correcting your punctuation, Writing simple sentences, Writing short reports on meetings and phone calls, If sentences (grammar revision + corresponding exercises from English Grammar in Use) 10. týden Units 15, 16 - In reply to your, I am sorry to inform you that - Replying to letters, faxes and e-mails, Sorting out problems, - ing and to (grammar revision + corresponding exercises from English Grammar in Use) 11. týden Units 17, 18 - Can I ask some questions?, I´d like some more details - Asking questions and giving answers, Speaking politely, Asking about details, specifications, numbers and prices, Joining sentence + relative clauses (grammar revision + corresponding exercises from English Grammar in Use) 12. týden Units 19, 20 - Could you tell me more?, When can we meet? - Asking follow-up questions and giving answers, Answering difficult questions, Arranging appointments and meetings 13. týden zápočtový týden

Learning activities and teaching methods
Collaborative instruction, Instruction based on dialogue, Multimedia supported teaching, Students' portfolio, Skills demonstration, Task-based study method, Textual studies, Lecture
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 26 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
No prerequisite subjects.
learning outcomes
Student - writes letters and emails messages, choses a good layout and style - welcomes business partners, deals with business partners - uses a phone call when dealing with problems
teaching methods
Lecture
Multimedia supported teaching
Task-based study method
Textual studies
Skills demonstration
Collaborative instruction
Students' portfolio
Instruction based on dialogue
assessment methods
Test
Skills demonstration during seminar
Individual presentation at a seminar
Recommended literature
  • Hewings, Martin. Advanced grammar in use : a self-study reference and practice book for advanced learners of English : with answers. 1st pub. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999. ISBN 0-521-49868-6.
  • Jones, Leo. Working in English : student´s book. 1st pub. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001. ISBN 0-521-77684-8.
  • Kovanda, Edwin. Business reader : čítanka ekonomických textů pro pokročilé. 1. vyd. Plzeň : Fraus, 1998. ISBN 80-85784-98-X.
  • Murphy, Raymond. English grammar in use : with answers : a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate students of English. 3rd ed. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN 0-521-53289-2.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Applied Sciences Mathematics and Management (2011) Mathematics courses 2 Winter