Course syllabus OKAJA - Language in Business - English (FBE - SS 2018/2019)


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Course code:
OKAJA
Course title in Czech:
Language in Business - English
Course title in English: Language in Business - English
Semester:
SS 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:
required
Type of delivery:
usual, consulting
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad: -- item not defined --
Language of instruction: English
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department:
Faculty: Faculty of Business and Economics
Teachers: Tereza Formáčková (supervisor)
Mgr. Matej Grochal (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Mgr. Michal Mikeš (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Prerequisites:
not Final Bachelor Exam and to study at faculty Personal Finance
 
Timetable in this semester:
Day
From-till
RoomTeacherEntry
Frequency
Capacity
Wednesday
11.00-12.50
Q01.84
Seminar
Every week22
Thursday
7.00-8.50
Q01.84M. GrochalSeminar
Every week
22
Thursday9.00-10.50Q01.84SeminarEvery week22
 
Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The aim of the subject is to develop students' language skills and knowledge at the B2-C1 level of English, 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 0/0)
 
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 0/2)
 
a.
revision of previous lessons

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendanceCombined form
lecture
0 h
6 h
practice26 h0 h
consultation
0 h
10 h
preparation for exam
14 h
18 h
preparation for regular testing
16 h
22 h
Total
56 h
56 h
 
Assessment methods:
The completion of the subject is possible if all the following conditions are met: mandatory attendance and passing two midterm tests, 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 oral exam and written tests.
 
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. ISBN 978-0-230-45535-1.
MURPHY, R. English Grammar in Use Fourth Edition. Cambridge: CUP, 2012. ISBN 978-0-521-18939-2.

Recommended:
EMMERSON, P. Email English. Oxford: MACMILLAN, 2004. 96 p. ISBN 3-190-02884-2.
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.
SCRIVENER, J. -- HOLLOWAY, C. -- BAADE, K. Skills for Business Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. 167 p. ISBN 0-194-73952-X.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study B-EMEN-MEEN Business Economics and Management, full-time form, initial period WS 2018/2019
 
Course listed in previous semesters:
SS 2019/2020, WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, WS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, WS 2016/2017 (and older)
Teaching place: Brno


Last modification made by Ing. Jiří Gruber on 05/02/2019.

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