|Course code: ||OKAJ|
|Course title in Czech: ||Language in Business - English|
|Course title in English: |
Language in Business - English
|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: |
|Course type: |
|Type of delivery: ||usual, consulting|
|Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad: ||-- item not defined --|
Language of instruction:
|Course supervising department: ||Deans Office of the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE)|
|Faculty: ||Faculty of Business and Economics|
|Teachers: |Mgr. Matej Grochal
(examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor)Ing. Mgr. Šárka Jeřábková
(supervisor)Mgr. Marie Lahodová
(examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor)Mgr. Michaela Navrátilová
(examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor)PaedDr. Irena Ševčíková
(examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor)
Timetable in this semester:
Field of study
Year of study
|Q21||B-EM-MCR||1||2||M. Grochal||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)|
Corporate entertainment. Small talk.
Relationship-building (allowance 0/2)
Networking skills. Social English.
Information exchange (allowance 0/2)
Meetings, paraphrasing, pointing out discrepancies.
Leading meetings (allowance 0/2)
|Meeting management. Chairing a meeting.|
|Linking and contrasting ideas.|
Making decisions (allowance 0/2)
|a.||Workplace dilemmas. Worst-case scenarios. Crisis management.|
|Making an impact (allowance 0/2)|
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.|
|8.||Promoting your ideas (allowance 0/2)|
|Presentations: public speaking. Sales pitch.|
|Phrasal verbs. The passive.|
Emailing (allowance 0/2)
Dealing with emails. Appropriate email style.
|Problems on the phone (allowance 0/2)|
Telephone phrases. Dealing with customer complaint.
Complex question formation.
Out and about (allowance 0/2)
Business travel. Conversation over business lunch.
|12.||Negotiating deals (allowance 0/2)|
Negotiating tactics and phrases. Diplomatic language
|Revision (allowance 0/0)|
Revision of previous lessons.
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
|0 h||10 h|
preparation for exam
|preparation for regular testing||16 h||22 h|
|Total||56 h||56 h|
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:
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
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.|
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 2019/2020
Field of study B-EM-TM Trade management, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
Field of study B-EM-SE Social economics, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
|Course listed in previous semesters: ||SS 2019/2020, SS 2018/2019, WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, WS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017 (and older)|
|Teaching place: ||Brno|