Course syllabus OKAJ - Language in Business - English (FBE - SS 2019/2020)Help


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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 2019/2020
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:
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Language of instruction:
English
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department: Deans Office of the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE)
Faculty:
Teachers: Mgr. Matej Grochal (examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor)
Ing. Mgr. Šárka Jeřábková (supervisor)
Mgr. Michaela Navrátilová (examiner, instructor)
PaedDr. Irena Ševčíková (examiner, instructor)
Prerequisites: not Final Bachelor Exam and to study at faculty Personal Finance
 
Timetable in this semester:
Day
From-till
Room
TeacherEntry
Frequency
Capacity
Note
Monday
11.00-12.50
Q21
Seminar
Every week
20
 
Monday
13.00-14.50Q31M. NavrátilováSeminar
Every week
22
 
Tuesday9.00-10.50
Q31
M. NavrátilováSeminar
Every week
22 
Tuesday
11.00-12.50
Q48
SeminarEvery week
22
 
Tuesday
13.00-14.50
Q01.70M. NavrátilováSeminarEvery week22
 
Tuesday15.00-16.50
Q45
M. Grochal
Seminar
Every week
20
Thursday
9.00-10.50
Q44
I. ŠevčíkováSeminar
Every week
22
 
Friday
9.00-10.50
Q25
Seminar
Every week
22 
Friday9.00-10.50
Q21
SeminarEvery week20 
Friday
11.00-12.50
Q25
Seminar
Every week
20
Friday
11.00-12.50
Q21
I. ŠevčíkováSeminarEvery week20 
Friday
13.00-14.50
Q21
I. ŠevčíkováSeminarEvery week20 
Friday
13.00-14.50
Q25
M. GrochalSeminarEvery week
22
 
Friday14.00-15.50Q22
Lecture
Occasionally
74
 
Friday15.00-16.50Q21Seminar
Every week
20 
 
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 method
Daily attendance
Combined form
lecture
0 h6 h
practice
28 h
0 h
consultation
0 h
10 h
preparation for exam12 h18 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. 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 typeDaily 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-ME Economics and Management, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
Field of study B-EPA-F Finances, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
Field of study B-EM-ME Economics and Management, part-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
 
Course listed in previous semesters: WS 2019/2020, SS 2018/2019, WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, WS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017 (and older)
Teaching place:
Brno


Last modification made by Ing. Jiří Gruber on 02/06/2020.

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