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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Primer in Communication 1 - AB501086
Title: Primer in Communication 1
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2022
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:6
E-Credits: winter s.:6
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/4, MC [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unlimited (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
Guarantor: Hřebačková Monika PhDr.
This course is to help students improve their communication in English for successful international business and social interactions. It has been designed to advance students in English up to a B2 level of CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference). The course focuses on strategies in communication for business students used in everyday, work and study abroad contexts. Furthermore, the students rehearse and practice authentic communication in real-life situations.
Last update: Hřebačková Monika (08.12.2021)

All course materials including readings and audio-visual files will be provided during the course via E-learning or MS Teams.

Supplementary resources

A. Barker (2016). Improve Your Communication Skills, 4th edition, Kogan Page, ISBN: 978-0-7494-7575-8

Online dictionaries

Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary (monolingual):

Word Reference (English-Chinese):

Last update: Hřebačková Monika (08.12.2021)

1.Course Introduction + Self-Introductions /Pronunciation Assessment + Introduction to Dialogue Journal Writing

2.Study Goals + Skills, Norms and Standards /Pronunciation Practice

3.Visiting Places/Pronunciation Practice

4.Hosting Visitors + Networking /Pronunciation Practice

5.Eating Out + Socializing / Pronunciation Practice

6.Business Travel / Pronunciation Practice

7.Presentations 1 - Introduction + Practice / Pronunciation Practice

8.Opinions + Meetings: opinions and suggestions /Pronunciation Practice

9.Presentations 2 /Pronunciation Practice

10.Dates, Numbers and Trends

11.Working together/Pronunciation Practice

12.Online* Student Presentations

13.Reflective Essay Due, most frequent mistakes

14.REVIEW - Feedback

Last update: Kubová Petra (13.12.2021)
Entry requirements

Students are expected to have the minimum A2+/B1 level of English knowledge in order to communicate in face-to-face situations and in writing.

Last update: Hřebačková Monika (08.12.2021)
Course completion requirements

Active participation: As the course focuses on active communication, attendance is mandatory, and students can miss a maximum of 8 sessions total out of 56. Active participation also includes the preparation and submission of homework. Two incomplete homework assignments count as one absence.

Dialogue Journal writing: Students are required to write and respond regularly based on the dialogue journal instructions.

Presentation: Students will give a 5-minute presentation on the topic of their choice at the end of the course.

Reflective essay: Students will submit a 250-word reflective essay based on their dialogue journal writing.

Last update: Hřebačková Monika (08.12.2021)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Obhajoba individuálního projektu 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 2 56
Práce na individuálním projektu 1 28
Účast na seminářích 2 56
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