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Course, academic year 2020/2021
  
Business English 3a - AB501054
Title: Business English 3a
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Actual: from 2020
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:3
E-Credits: winter s.:3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/2 MC [hours/week]
Capacity: 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
Guarantor: Hřebačková Monika PhDr.
Annotation
Last update: Hřebačková Monika PhDr. (09.02.2021)
The course is designed to prepare students to use English in the present and future work situations. Students will develop English skills with a focus on business contexts and environments, and 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 financial issues, international businesses, global mobility, ecological consequences, etc. Language functions focus on comparing, dealing with figures, speculating, reporting, presenting, and describing cause and effect. 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.
Literature
Last update: Hřebačková Monika PhDr. (09.02.2021)

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_W riting

Requirements to the exam
Last update: Hřebačková Monika PhDr. (09.02.2021)

A course portfolio

Syllabus
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1. Course overview, your background and career

2. Working with a focus group

Business Vocabulary Builder: Marketing, storytelling

3. Reading bank: Career mobility

4. Financial matters

Business Vocabulary Builder: Company finance

5. Financial matters

Business Vocabulary Builder: Company finance

6. Reading bank: Professional business mentoring

7. Difficult decisions

8. In-class presentations

9. Learning from experience

10. Reading bank: The Starbucks effect

11. The GROW model

Business Vocabulary Builder: Speaking practice

12. Environmental and Cyber challenges

13. Reading bank: Plastic is the problem

14. Revision

Course completion requirements
Last update: Hřebačková Monika PhDr. (09.02.2021)

Students can receive credit for the course if they:

1) Meet course attendance requirements

2) Submit a complete Course Portfolio

 
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