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Business English 4b - AB501057
Title: Business English 4b
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
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 [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unlimited (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. (15.01.2021)
Business English 4b 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. Course objectives Students will be able to: • Develop skills to deal with people in everyday 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 general business situations • Develop confidence to deal with people and basic issues in the business world • 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 an understanding of how culture impacts everyday 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) A video presentation based on the coursebook.

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

3) An article summary

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

b) a short test

Syllabus
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1. Course overview, considering options

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. (15.01.2021)

a course portfolio

 
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