Course: Business English - B1+

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Course title Business English - B1+
Course code JC/EPAEF
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
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
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Krčmář Petr, Mgr.
  • Brebera Pavel, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Koblížková Andrea, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Suchardová Nováková Jitka, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Bezdíčková Zuzana, Mgr.
  • Šebek Jan, Mgr.
  • Podlásková Irena, Mgr.
  • Mazalová Markéta, Mgr.
  • Lovas Mark, Ph.D.
  • Lecomte Michelle
  • Boušková Šárka, Mgr.
Course content
Contemporary Business Issues. Technological World. Problem Solving / Negotiating. International Business Comparison. Marketing / Advertising. Data Analysis. Presentations. Standardized final language exam which consists of both the written and the oral part and which also reflects the specific command of language relevant to the student?s professional needs.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Work with text (with textbook, with book), Skills training, Stimulating activities (simulation, games, drama)
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 final level of communicative competence: B1+ in Business English. The course focuses on developing vocabulary and productive skills including presentation skills in English 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 B1 in general English.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral performance analysis, Didactic test

Submitting seminar papers a week prior to the end of the term. Students are required to submit 4 seminar assignments per the term (to be specified). Presentation (Presenting a Company/ Product/ Strategy). Exam: Test in writing: pass mark 60% ; oral part.
Recommended literature
  • Emmerson, P. Business Grammar Builder. Macmillan Publishers, 2002. ISBN 0333754921.
  • Gomm, H. In Company. Intermediate, Student's Book.. MacMillan, 2006.
  • Gomm, H.; Powell, M. In Company Intermediate, Macmillan 2005.
  • Jones, L. New International Business English. Student´s book.. Cambridge University Press, 1996. ISBN 0521455804.
  • Koblížková, A. English for Business.. Pardubice, 2005. ISBN 5571501.
  • MacKenzie, I. English for Business Studies.. CUP, 2002.
  • Mascull, B. Business Vocabulary In Use.. CUP, 2002.
  • Murphy, R. English Grammar In Use.. Cambridge University Press, 1991.
  • Oxendon , C et al. New English File Intermediate, OUP, 2006.
  • Trappe , T. & Tullis , G. New Insights into Business Coursebook, Longman, 2004.
  • Wallwork, A. International Express. Upper-Intermediate (Student´s Book). Oxford University Press, 2003. ISBN 0194574253.


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