Course: Business English - B1

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Course title Business English - B1
Course code JC/EKAEE
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
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)
  • Mazalová Markéta, Mgr.
  • Šebek Jan, Mgr.
  • Bezdíčková Zuzana, Mgr.
  • Krčmář Petr, Mgr.
Course content
Introduction to Business. Recruitment. Making Contacts. Telephoning. Business Correspondence. Business Travel. Socializing; Dining Out. Complex language exam based on the standardized testing materials and including both the receptive and the productive language skills.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Work with text (with textbook, with book), Methods of individual activities
Learning outcomes
The main course objective is to enhance the previously acquired language skills with special attention paid to the development of the language used in the specific area of Business English. The initial level of communicative competence: B1 in General English. The final level of communicative competence: B1 in Business English. The course focuses on developing vocabulary and productive skills relevant to students´ future professional careers.
The student is able to communicate interactively at B1 level, is versed in using extended Business English vocabulary. B1/BE: Speaking: interactivity, distinguishing register. Reading: mastering reading techniques, advanced use of dictionaries and sources of information. Writing: respecting style and register. Listening: comprehension of commonly mediated types of listening (Working English).
Prerequisites
Communicative competence: CEFR A2+ in general English.

Assessment methods and criteria
Work-related product analysis, Didactic test

Portfolio of assignments submitted by a given date. Written test (pass mark 60%). Moodle - going through the course.
Recommended literature
  • Allison, J., Emmerson, P. The Business 2.0 Intermediate. Macmillan 2013.
  • Ashley, A. Correspondence Workbook.. OUP, 2003.
  • Emmerson, P. Business Grammar Builder.. Macmillan Publishers Ltd., 2002.
  • Flower, J. Build Your Business Vocabulary.. LTP Series, 2000.
  • Hewings, M. Advanced Grammar in Use. CUP, 2000.
  • Koblížková, A. English for Business.. Pardubice, 2005. ISBN 5571501.
  • MacKenzie, I. English for Business Studies.. CUP, 2002.
  • MacKenzie, I. Financial English.. LTP Series, 2002.
  • Mascull, B. Business Vocabulary In Use.. CUP, 2002.
  • Murphy, R. English Grammar In Use.. Cambridge University Press, 1991.
  • Naunton, J. ProFile 2 Intermediate. OUP 2005.
  • Oxendon , C et al. New English File. Intermediate.. OUP, 2006.
  • Powell, M. In Company Intermediate. Macmillan, 2005.
  • Whitby, N. Business Benchmark. Pre-Intermediate to Intermediate.. CUP, 2006. ISBN 0521672848.


Study plans that include the course
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Faculty of Economics and Administration Enterprise Management (2015) Economy - -
Faculty of Economics and Administration Public Economics and Administration (2015) Economy - -
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Faculty of Economics and Administration Informatics in Public Administration (2015) Economy - -
Faculty of Economics and Administration Public Economics and Administration (2014) Economy - -
Faculty of Economics and Administration Regional and Information Management (2015) Economy - -
Faculty of Economics and Administration Enterprise Management (2015) Economy - -
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