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Course, academic year 2020/2021
  
Business English 4b - AB501057
Title: Business English 4b
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Actual: from 2020
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:3
E-Credits: summer s.:3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/2 C+Ex [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 Global business issues, Ethics, Production, and operations, Environmental challenges, Competition, etc. Language functions focus on considering options, quantifying, discussing alternatives, and presenting. 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

Syllabus
Last update: Hřebačková Monika PhDr. (11.02.2021)

1. Course overview, giving and receiving feedback

2. Global issues for the 21st century

3. Production and operations

4. Ethical codes

5. Reading bank: Whistleblowers and wrongdoing

6. Case study: Principles or profit?

7. Case study writing task

8. Leadership in difficult times

9. Reading bank: Father of a feel-good factory

10. Working across cultures: cultural awareness in business

11. Competition

12. Reading bank: Breaking up monopolies

13. Case study: Fashion house, negotiating new contracts

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

3) Pass the final Oral Exam

 
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