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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Networking in English - AB501040
Title: Networking in English
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2020 to 2023
Semester: both
Points: 3
E-Credits: 3
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 0/2, Ex [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Štefl Martin Mgr. Ph.D.
This subject contains the following additional online materials
As an indispensable competence and embodiment of the 21st century learning and life skills” (Watanabe-Crockett, “The Critical 21st Century Skills”), business networking is traditionally defined as “the creation and use of personal contacts for one’s own benefit or for the benefit of the group” (Jenkins 65) and a “deliberate and discretionary process of creating, cultivating, and capitalising on trust-based, mutually beneficial relationships for individual and organisational success” (Baber et al. 22). Consequently, successful business networkers are traditionally defined as proficient communicators, always ready to educate others about their “business and hopefully turn them into customers” (Ward, “What is Business Networking”). Focusing on the practical communicative needs of the students, the aim of the course is to acquire and systematically develop language skills and strategies of effective and appropriate business communication, interaction and behaviour in typical networking situations (creation and management of a network of business contacts with people who might help with extension and development of business opportunities) through language analysis, role-plays and functional language training, teamwork, and individual feedback.
Last update: Štefl Martin (10.12.2021)

R: Baber, A., Waymon, L. Make your contacts count: networking know-how for business and career success. New York: American Management Association, 2007. ISBN: 978-0-8144-7402-0.

R: Lederman, M. T. The 11 laws of likability: relationship networking - because people do business with people they like New York: American Management Association, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-8144-1638-9.

A: Grayso, C., Baldwin, D. Leadership networking: connect, collaborate, create. Greensbro: Center for Creative Leadership, 2007. ISBN 978-1-882197-97-2.

A: Barrett, B., Sharma, P. Networking in English. London: Macmillan, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-230-73248-3

Last update: Štefl Martin (20.09.2020)

1. Introduction to networking, basic concepts

2. Question formation (rhetorical, open and closed)

3. Language of interviews, basic interview strategies

4. Intonation & vocal clarity

5. Self-marketing and branding, business etiquette

6. Language of social media, effective electronic communication (email, Facebook, LinkedIn)

7. Mid-term revision, common mistakes.

8. Language and strategies of suggestion, explanation and persuasion

9. Negotiations, feedbacks and summaries

10. Formal vs. informal language for social/business interaction, diplomatic and idiomatic language

11. Presentation skills in English 1: from public speeches to business small talk& elevator pitch strategy

12. Presentation skills in English 2: from public speeches to business small talk& elevator pitch strategy

13. The essentials of intercultural awareness

14. Final test

Last update: Botek Marek (20.01.2020)
Course completion requirements

Písemný test, dílčí písemné testy, docházka, aktivní účast v hodině.

Last update: Botek Marek (20.01.2020)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0.4 10
Obhajoba individuálního projektu 0.6 18
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1 28
Účast na seminářích 1 28
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