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Course, academic year 2022/2023
  
Primer in Communication 2 - AB501089
Title: Primer in Communication 2
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Faculty: University of Chemistry and Technology, 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 / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Level:  
For type: Bachelor's
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
Guarantor: Hřebačková Monika PhDr.
Annotation
Last update: Hřebačková Monika PhDr. (08.12.2021)
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.
Aim of the course
Last update: Hřebačková Monika PhDr. (08.12.2021)

A dialogue Journal,

A presentation on the topic defined by the teacher,

A written report using functional language.

Literature
Last update: Scholleová Hana doc. RNDr. Ing. Ph.D. (16.12.2021)

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

Requirements to the exam
Last update: Hřebačková Monika PhDr. (08.12.2021)

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.

Syllabus
Last update: Hřebačková Monika PhDr. (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

Entry requirements
Last update: Hřebačková Monika PhDr. (08.12.2021)

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

Registration requirements
Last update: Hřebačková Monika PhDr. (08.12.2021)

Students are required to successfully complete Primer in Communication I.

 
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