Course syllabus OKAJ - Language in Business - English (FBE - WS 2018/2019)


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Course code:
OKAJ
Course title in Czech:
Language in Business - English
Course title in English:
Language in Business - English
Semester:
WS 2018/2019
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: -- item not defined --
Language of instruction:
English
Course supervisor: Mgr. Michal Mikeš
Course supervising department:
Faculty:
Faculty of Business and Economics
Teachers: Mgr. Matej Grochal (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Mgr. Marie Lahodová (examiner, instructor)
Mgr. Vojtěch Landa (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Mgr. Michal Mikeš (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Mgr. Hana Pospíšilová (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Prerequisites: not Final Bachelor Exam and to study at faculty Personal Finance
 
Timetable in this semester:
Day
From-tillRoom
Field of study
Year of study
Group
Teacher
Entry
Frequency
Capacity
Monday
9.00-10.50
Q28
B-EM-SE
 
1
2
1
 
M. Lahodová
Seminar
Every week22
Monday
9.00-10.50
Q01.84
B-EM-MCR
 
1
2
5
 
Seminar
Every week22
Monday
11.00-12.50Q34B-EM-MCR
 
1
2
6
 
V. LandaSeminarEvery week
22
Monday
11.00-12.50
Q28
B-EM-SE
 
1
2
2
 
Seminar
Every week
22
Monday13.00-14.50
Q14
SeminarEvery week22
Tuesday
9.00-10.50
Q01.84
M. Grochal
Seminar
Every week
22
Tuesday
11.00-12.50
Q44
M. GrochalSeminarEvery week22
Tuesday
13.00-14.50
Q46
B-EM-MO
 
1
2
3
 
M. Grochal
Seminar
Every week22
Tuesday
15.00-16.50
Q46B-EM-MO
 
1
2
4
 
SeminarEvery week22
Wednesday9.00-10.50
Q01.84
B-EM-MO
 
1
2
1
 
Seminar
Every week
22
Wednesday11.00-12.50Q01.84B-EM-MO
 
1
2
2
 
M. Grochal
Seminar
Every week
22
Wednesday13.00-14.50
Q26
B-EM-MCR
 
1
2
4
 
H. Pospíšilová
Seminar
Every week
22
Thursday
7.00-8.50
Q01.84
B-EM-MCR
 
1
2
3
 
V. Landa
Seminar
Every week
22
Thursday13.00-14.50
Q01.84
B-EM-MO
 
1
2
5
 
M. GrochalSeminarEvery week
22
Friday
9.00-10.50
Q01.84
B-EM-MCR
 
1
2
1
 
V. Landa
Seminar
Every week
22
Friday11.00-12.50Q01.84
B-EM-MCR
 
1
2
2
 
Seminar
Every week
22
 
Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The goal of the subject is to develop students' language skills and knowledge at the B2 level, bringing into focus business vocabulary and correspondence. Students will acquire and deepen knowledge of advanced grammatical structures, key business vocabulary and different types of business correspondence and their content and formal aspects.
 
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.Making an impact (allowance 0/2)
 
a.
Presentations: openings and closings. Rhetorical techniques.
b.
Present perfect simple vs. Present perfect continuous.

7.
Voice and visuals (allowance 0/2)
 
a.
Presentations: visuals. Giving feedback on presentation.
b.
Modal verbs.

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

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

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

13.
Revision (allowance 0/0)
 
a.
Revision of previous lessons.

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
lecture
0 h
6 h
practice
28 h
0 h
consultation
0 h
10 h
preparation for exam
12 h
18 h
preparation for regular testing16 h
22 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. The oral exam is based on a discussion 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 written tests and oral exam.
 
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Combined form
Total
0 %
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-TM Tourism Management, full-time form, initial period WS 2018/2019
Field of study B-EM-TM Trade management, full-time form, initial period WS 2018/2019
Field of study B-EM-SE Social economics, full-time form, initial period WS 2018/2019
 
Course listed in previous semesters: SS 2019/2020, WS 2019/2020, SS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, WS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017 (and older)
Teaching place:
Brno


Last modification made by Ing. Jiří Gruber on 08/16/2018.

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