Course syllabus OKAJ - Language in Business - English (FBE - SS 2016/2017)


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Course code:
OKAJ
Course title in Czech:
Language in Business - English
Course title in English:
Language in Business - English
Semester:
SS 2016/2017
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (2 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes: full-time, 0/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 16/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Level of course:
bachelor
Course type:
optional
Type of delivery:
usual, consulting
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction:
English
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department:
Faculty:
Faculty of Business and Economics
Teachers:
Mgr. Eva Bumbálková (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Mgr. Ludmila Horáková (supervisor)
Mgr. Jana Klapilová (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Mgr. Marie Lahodová (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Mgr. Michaela Navrátilová (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Prerequisites:
not Final Bachelor Exam and to study at faculty Personal Finance
 
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The goal of the subject is to develop students' professional language skills and knowledge, bringing into focus business vocabulary at the B2-C1 levels. Students will acquire key business vocabulary, practice communication skills in business oriented dialogues and roleplays and deepen knowledge of advanced grammatical structures.
 
Course content:
1.
Business or pleasure? (allowance 0/2)
 
a.
Corporate entertainment. Small talk.
b.
Tense review.

2.
Relationship-building (allowance 0/2)
 
a.
Networking skills. Social English.
b.
Multi-verb sentences.

3.
Information exchange (allowance 0/2)
 
a.Meetings, paraphrasing, pointing out discrepancies.
b.
Conditionals.

4.
Leading meetings. (allowance 0/2)
 
a.
Meeting management. Chairing a meeting.
b.Linking and contrasting ideas.

5.
Making decisions (allowance 0/2)
 
a.Workplace dilemmas. Worst-case scenarios. Crisis management.
b.
Articles.

6.
Promoting your ideas (allowance 0/2)
 
a.
Presentations: public speaking. Sales pitch.
b.
Phrasal verbs. The passive.

7.Making an impact (allowance 0/2)
 
a.
Presentations: openings and closings.
b.Rhetorical techniques.

8.Voice and visuals (allowance 0/2)
 
a.
Presentations: visuals. Giving feedback on presentation.
b.
Modal verbs.

9.
Emailing (allowance 0/2)
 
a.
Dealing with emails. Appropriate email style.
b.
Prepositional phrases.

10.
Problems on the phone. (allowance 0/2)
 
a.
Telephone phrases. Dealing with customer complaint.
b.Complex question formation.

11.
Out and about (allowance 0/2)
 
a.
Business travel. Conversation over business lunch.
b.Narrative tenses.

12.
Negotiating deals (allowance 0/2)
 
a.Negotiating tactics and phrases. Diplomatic language

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
lecture0 h6 h
practice
28 h
0 h
consultation0 h
10 h
preparation for exam
12 h
18 h
preparation for regular testing16 h22 h
Total
56 h
56 h
 
Assessment methods:
Completion of the subject is conditioned by two midterm tests, mandatory attendance, a credit test and an oral exam. In each midterm test consisting of 25 questions (submitted within the time limit of 20 minutes) students can gain a maximum of +5 points, a minimum of - 5 points. Points are added to the final credit test score. The credit test consisting of 50 questions is taken in an electronic form, the time limit is 40 minutes, students can earn from 0 up to 50 points. The oral exam is based on a discussion and picture description related to the given topics, duration of the exam is 15 minutes. Students have a dictionary at their disposal during the preparation time. The duration of the preparation is 15 minutes. The overall language skills are tested (range of vocabulary, accuracy, fluency, pronunciation). The minimum required level to pass the exam parts is 60%. The final score is the average score of the credit test and oral exam. The range of assessment points is as follows:100-93 points=A, 92-85=B, 84-77=C, 76-69=D, 68-60=E, 59 and fewer=F.
 
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Combined form
Total0 %0 %
 
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Basic:
ALLISON, J. -- POWELL, M. In Company 3.0 Upper Intermediate Student´s Book Pack. London: Macmillan, 2014. 158 p. ISBN 978-0-230-45535-1.
MURPHY, R. English Grammar in Use Fourth Edition. Cambridge: CUP, 2012. 380 p. ISBN 978-0-521-18939-2.

Recommended:
SCRIVENER, J. -- HOLLOWAY, C. -- BAADE, K. Skills for Business Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. 167 p. ISBN 0-194-73952-X.
TURNER, R. -- DUCKWORTH, M. Business Result. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. 167 p. ISBN 0-194-73951-1.
EMMERSON, P. Business Vocabulary Builder. Oxford: MACMILLAN, 2009. 176 p. ISBN 3-190-32722-X.
EMMERSON, P. Email English. Oxford: MACMILLAN, 2004. 96 p. ISBN 3-190-02884-2.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study B-EM-ME Economics and Management, full-time form, initial period WS 2016/2017
Field of study B-EM-ME Economics and Management, part-time form, initial period WS 2016/2017
Field of study B-EM-ME Economics and Management, full-time form, initial period SS 2016/2017
Field of study B-EM-ME Economics and Management, part-time form, initial period SS 2016/2017
 
Course listed in previous semesters:
Teaching place:
Brno


Last modification made by Ing. Jiří Gruber on 02/01/2017.

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