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Business English 1b - AB501051
Title: Business English 1b
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2022
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:3
E-Credits: winter s.:3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/2, MC [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Level:  
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Hřebačková Monika PhDr.
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation
Business English 1b is designed to prepare students to use English in present and future work situations. Students will develop English skills with a focus on business contexts and environments, and they will learn lexis that is used regularly in the world of international business and impacts intercultural communication. The course will help practice and enrich communication skills, encourage students to use word partnerships, a wide variety of grammar functions in different modes, read texts critically, and widen their experience. The topics include brand management, business travel, and meeting management, etc. Language functions focus on planning arrangements, chairing a meeting/debate, requesting, and complaining. Knowledge will be transferred through speaking practice, fortifying exercises role-plays as well as listening and reading comprehension, case studies, and short pieces of business-oriented writing. Course objectives Students will be able to: • Develop skills to deal with people in everyday business situations • Increase their knowledge of key business concepts worldwide • Write and read business agendas, e-mails, memos, minutes, and reports • Expand vocabulary related to general business situations • Develop confidence to deal with people and basic issues in the business world • Express business concepts by reformulating them in their own words while summarising • Identify differences and similarities between doing business in Europe and in other countries • Develop an understanding of how culture impacts everyday dealings in the business environment.
Last update: Hřebačková Monika (15.01.2021)
Literature

Primary literature

Cotton, D., Falvey, D., Kent, S. Market Leader, Intermediate, 3rd. Ed. (Pearson)

Class handouts

Secondary literature

Emmerson, Paul. Business Vocabulary Builder (MacMillan).

Emmerson, Paul. Business Grammar Builder, 2nd Ed. (MacMillan).

Simon, Sweeney. English for Business Communication. (Cambridge University Press).

Dooley, Jenny; Evans, Virginia. Grammarway 3 (Express Publishing). https://tsufacultyoflaw.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/grammarway3-withanswers1.pdf

Desmond, A. Gilling. The Essential Handbook For Business Writing. (Greenlink Consulting) https://www.academia.edu/31717020/The_Essential_Handbook_For_Business_Writing

Last update: Hřebačková Monika (15.01.2021)
Requirements to the exam

Assessment details

The Course Portfolio consists of two main sections: a) tasks completed throughout the semester based on teacher’s instructions, and b) a short test.

a) Tasks completed throughout the semester include:

1) An individual presentation based on the coursebook.

2) A team presentation, “Presenting the results of any Case study”, based on the coursebook.

3) Action minutes

4) A student-created business vocabulary patterns in complex business-oriented sentences.

b) a short test

Last update: Hřebačková Monika (15.01.2021)
Syllabus

1. Course overview, business people

2. The Business World

3. Products, markets, and marketing

4. Brands

5. Reading bank: Brand loyalty, Word formation

6. Taking part in meetings

7. Meetings: Listening practice, taking minutes

8. Roleplay

9. Case Study: Hudson Corporation, building a brand

10. Case study writing task

11. Business travel services, retaining key clients

12. Reading bank: Financial Times article, text analysis

13. Writing task: A summary

14. Revision

Last update: Hřebačková Monika (15.01.2021)
Course completion requirements

a course portfolio

Last update: Hřebačková Monika (15.01.2021)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Obhajoba individuálního projektu 0.1 2
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1 28
Práce na individuálním projektu 0.9 26
Účast na seminářích 1 28
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