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Course, academic year 2023/2024
  
Business English 4a - AB501056
Title: Business English 4a
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2020
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:6
E-Credits: summer s.:6
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/4, C+Ex [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.
Annotation
The course is designed to prepare students to use English in the 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 Global business issues, Ethics, Production, and operations, Environmental challenges, Competition, etc. Language functions focus on considering options, quantifying, discussing alternatives, and presenting. 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.
Last update: Hřebačková Monika (09.02.2021)
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_W riting

Last update: Hřebačková Monika (09.02.2021)
Syllabus

1. Course overview, global mobility

2. Relocation opportunities for business and career

3. reading bank 1: ESP text analysis

4. Growing the business: SWOT analysis

5. Strategic Alliances: Living/working with local and global identities

6. Reading bank 2: ESP text analysis

7. Dealing with risk, sustainability

8. Leading a debate

9. Start-ups and management plans

10. Reading bank 3: ESP text analysis

11. Using professional resources, research routines

12. Influencing a decision

13. Reading bank 4: ESP text analysis

14. Revision

Last update: Hřebačková Monika (11.02.2021)
Course completion requirements

Students can receive credit for the course if they:

1) Meet course attendance requirements

2) Submit a complete Course Portfolio

3) Pass the final Oral Exam

Last update: Hřebačková Monika (09.02.2021)
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
3 / 6 84 / 168
 
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