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Course, academic year 2021/2022
  
Business English 1a - AB501050
Title: Business English 1a
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Actual: from 2021 to 2021
Semester: both
Points: 3
E-Credits: 3
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 0/2 [hours/week]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Level:  
For type:  
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: Hřebačková Monika PhDr.
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation
Last update: Hřebačková Monika PhDr. (15.01.2021)
Business English 1a is designed to prepare students to use English in the present and future work situations, especially in the international labour market. Students will develop professional English skills with a focus on specific business contexts and environments. 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 brand management, business travel and meeting management, etc. Language functions focus on planning arrangements, chairing a meeting/debate, requesting and complaining. 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. Course objectives Students will be able to: • Develop skills to deal with people in business situations • Increase their knowledge of key business concepts worldwide • Write and read business agendas, e-mails, memos, minutes and reports • Expand vocabulary related to professional business situations • Express business concepts by reformulating them in their own words while summarising • Identify differences and similarities between doing business in Europe and in other countries • Develop understanding of how culture impacts dealings in the business environment.
Literature
Last update: Hřebačková Monika PhDr. (15.01.2021)

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_Writing

Requirements to the exam
Last update: Hřebačková Monika PhDr. (15.01.2021)

Assessment details

The Course Portfolio consists of two main sections: a) tasks completed throughout the semester based on teacher’s instructions, and b) a short test.

a) Tasks completed throughout the semester include:

1) An individual video presentation, “Presenting Yourself and attending meetings”, based on the coursebook.

2) A team presentation, “Presenting the results of any Case study”, based on the coursebook.

3) Blog

4) A student-created business vocabulary patterns in complex business-oriented sentences.

b) a short test

Syllabus
Last update: Hřebačková Monika PhDr. (15.01.2021)

1. Course overview, presenting yourself

2. The economy

3. International trade

4. Products, markets, and marketing 1

5. The business cycle

6. Leading a debate

7. Briefing notes

8. Mid-term revision

9. Setting up and growing a business

10. Semiformal communication: writing a company blog 1

11. Services

12. Writing a company blog 2

13. Reading bank: text analysis

14. Revision

Course completion requirements
Last update: Hřebačková Monika PhDr. (15.01.2021)

a course portfolio

 
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