Course: Working in English 2

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Course title Working in English 2
Course code KAJ/AW2
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
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
  • Tihelková Alice, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Šašková Radana, Ing.
Course content
1. týden Introduction 2. týden Units 21, 22 - Avoiding misunderstandings, Thank you for your order. - Dealing with cultural differences, Dealing with problems with orders 3. týden Units 23, 24 - What are our views?, Thank you for coming! - Different kind of meetings, Discussing ideas and exchanging opinions 4. týden Units 25, 26 - The first item on the agenda is?, We need to come to an agreement. - Working with an agenda, Taking part in larger meetings with a chairperson 5. týden Units 27, 28 - When does Yes mean Yes?, We need to meet? - Different styles of negotiating, Simulating a series of meetings 6. týden Units 29, 30 - Make yourself at home!, What shall we talk about? - Receiving visitors, Making people feel at home, Giving and receiving gifts, Small talks, Socializing 7. týden Revision 8. týden Units 31, 32 - Would you like to join me for diner?, How do I get there? - Deciding where to eat, Explaining routes 9. týden Units 33, 34 - Do you have a room available?, When things go wrong. - Arranging hotel accommodation, Dealing with travel and accommodation problems 10. týden Units 35, 36 - About the company, Let me demonstrate more - Explaining the history and structure of a copany, Explaining what to do 11. týden Units 37, 38 - How does it work?, Features and benefits. - Describing processes and procedures, Marketing and advertising 12. týden Units 39, 40 - Giving presentations, A great new product! - Preparing and giving presentation, Product development 13. týden Zápočtový týden

Learning activities and teaching methods
Collaborative instruction, Instruction based on dialogue, Multimedia supported teaching, Students' portfolio, Skills demonstration, Individual study, Textual studies
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 26 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No prerequisite subjects.
learning outcomes
Student - is confident in speaking English in the working environment - demonstrates products, describes processes and procedures - explains the history and the structure of the company - uses the techniques of small talks and socializing
teaching methods
Multimedia supported teaching
Textual studies
Skills demonstration
Collaborative instruction
Individual study
Students' portfolio
Instruction based on dialogue
assessment methods
Skills demonstration during practicum
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 Summer