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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Primer in Communication 2 - AB501089
Title: Primer in Communication 2
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2022
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:6
E-Credits: summer s.:6
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer 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. Students are required to successfully complete Primer in Communication I.
Last update: Hřebačková Monika (08.12.2021)
Aim of the course

A dialogue Journal,

A presentation on the topic defined by the teacher,

A written report using functional language.

Last update: Hřebačková Monika (08.12.2021)

R: M. O’Keefe (2019). Business Partner A2+, Pearson Education Limited, ISBN: 9781292248592

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

R: J. LaGard (2018). Fact Vs. Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News, International Society for Technology in Education, ISBN-10: 1564847047

A: M. Hancock (2003). English Pronunciation in Use. Cambridge University Press. ISBN-10: 9780521001854

A: R. Murphy (2015). Essential Grammar in Use, 4th edition, Cambridge University Press, ISBN: 9781107480551

A: English dictionary, Lingea Lexicon 5, ISBN 978-80-87062-52-4

Last update: Scholleová Hana (16.12.2021)
Requirements to the exam

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 of homework. Two incomplete homework assignments count as one absence.

Journal speaking: Students are required to record themselves speaking for 2-4 mins on a weekly topic assigned by the teachers.

Presentation: Students will give a 5-minute presentation on the topic defined by the teachers.

Written report: Students will submit a 250-word report based on their findings from the media awareness sessions using the functional language.

Last update: Hřebačková Monika (08.12.2021)

1. Introduction/ Primer in Communication 1 Review

2. Work and Study Patterns/Stress and Pronunciation Practice 1

3. Events Management /Pronunciation Practice 2

4. Retail Experience/ Intonation and Pronunciation Practice3

5. Customer behaviour and Going cashless /Pronunciation Practice 4

6. Introduction to Media Awareness/ Report writing

7. Media Awareness-Discussing Findings/ Clarity and Pronunciation Practice 5

8. Research and Development / Report Follow up

9. Innovation / Presentations practice – useful language and techniques

10. Green Solutions /Adapting to the audience -Pronunciation Practice 6

11. Competition/ Comprehension and comprehensibility - Pronunciation Practice 7

12. Student Presentations

13. Written Reports Due, most common mistakes

14. REVIEW – Feedback

Last update: Hřebačková Monika (08.12.2021)
Entry requirements

Students are expected to have a B1 level of English knowledge in order to communicate in face-to-face situations and in writing.

Last update: Hřebačková Monika (08.12.2021)
Registration requirements

Students are required to successfully complete Primer in Communication I.

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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