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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Business Correspondence - AB501041
Title: Business Correspondence
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2020
Semester: both
Points: 3
E-Credits: 3
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 0/2, Ex [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Bachelor's
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Pavelková Hana Mgr. Ph.D.
Last update: Scholleová Hana doc. RNDr. Ing. Ph.D. (16.12.2021)

R: Clifford Bean: Business Correspondence: Correspondence English, Business Letter Writing Customs, Files and Systems, Writing Effective Business Letters. Forgotten Books, 2018. ISBN-13 978-1330292761

R: Mable Chan: English for Business Communication, Routledge, 2020. ISBN 9781138481688

R: A. Ashley: Oxford Handbook of Commercial Correspondence . Oxford University Press. 2007. ISBN 10:0194572137

A: Andrew Littlejohn, Company to Company, Cambridge, 2005. ISBN 0-521-60975-5

A: Paul Emmerson: Email English. MacMillan. 2013. ISBN 10:1405012943

A: Lin Lougheed: Business Correspondence: A Guide to Everyday Writing. Longman. 2003. ISBN 10:0130897922

Last update: Pavelková Hana Mgr. Ph.D. (14.12.2021)

This course is designed to help students write better emails in English as emails are the most common form of written communication. It is aimed at intermediate or upper-intermediate level, and consists of 7 sessions (2x 100 min) of language practice covering a wide range of business topics, and also on-line feedback of the written work. It includes exercises on email style, but also focuses on more conventional language areas, such as fixed expressions, sentence structure, linking words, punctuation etc. It will help students to write effective emails, express themselves clearly, and their writing will be easier to understand.

Session 1: Introduction to Bussiness Correspondence; Making enquiries

Session 2: Email structure; Email conventions; Attachments

Session 3: Using approriate style: Formal/Neutral/Informal; Writing apologies

Session 4: Giving good/bad news; Punctuation

Session 5: Being indirect and polite; Articles

Session 6: Checking understanding; Common mistakes; proofreading

Session 7: Review

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Pavelková Hana Mgr. Ph.D. (16.09.2020)

Students must submit all homework assignments on time (MS Teams), actively participate in class, and pass the final test.

The attendance is compulsory, students can miss max 1 session.

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1 28
Účast na seminářích 1 28
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