Course syllabus OKAJ - Language in Business - English (FBE - WS 2015/2016)


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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 2015/2016
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:
Course supervising department:
Faculty:
Faculty of Business and Economics
Teachers:
Mgr. Eva Bumbálková (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Mgr. Hana Crhonková (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)
Mgr. Eva Xu (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Prerequisites:
not Final Bachelor Exam and to study at faculty Personal Finance
 
Timetable in this semester:
-- item not defined --
 
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.Formal and Informal Communication (allowance 0/2)
 
a.
formal and informal style
b.
formal letter and its characteristics
c.
modals of speculation

2.
Career (allowance 0/2)
 
a.
job interview
b.
cover letter, CV
c.
past tenses

3.
In Business (allowance 0/2)
 
a.
starting a company
b.
company presentation
c.
present perfect

4.Management (allowance 0/2)
 
a.
company structure
b.
employment termination
c.
causatives have, make, let, get

5.Going into Production (allowance 0/2)
 
a.
offer, launching a product
b.seeking a supplier
c.passive voice

6.Marketing (allowance 0/2)
 
a.
marketing forms
b.
order
c.
gerunds+infinitives

7.
Banking (allowance 0/2)
 
a.debt
b.
reminder
c.
the future

8.
Foreign Trade (allowance 0/2)
 
a.
business etiquette
b.
business meeting
c.
conditionals

9.
Travel Industry (allowance 0/2)
 
a.
tourism
b.
reservations and rentals
c.
articles

10.
European Union (allowance 0/2)
 
a.
support of entrepreneurial culture
b.
asking for information
c.
relative clauses

11.Economy and Environment (allowance 0/2)
 
a.
economy and environment
b.
complaint
c.
verb+preposition

12.Public Service and Politics (allowance 0/2)
 
a.
public service and politics
b.
clauses of contrast+purpose

13.
Revision (allowance 0/2)
 
a.revision of lessons 1-12

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Combined form
lecture
0 h
6 h
practice28 h
0 h
consultation0 h
10 h
preparation for exam
12 h
18 h
preparation for regular testing
16 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. 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 typeDaily attendance
Combined form
Total
0 %0 %
 
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Basic:
SCRIVENER, J. -- HOLLOWAY, C. -- BAADE, K. Skills for Business Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. 167 p. ISBN 0-194-73952-X.

Recommended:
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 Trade management, full-time form, initial period WS 2015/2016
Field of study B-EM-AFE Agriculture and food economics, full-time form, initial period WS 2015/2016
Field of study B-EM-TM Tourism Management, full-time form, initial period WS 2015/2016
Field of study B-EM-SE Social economics, full-time form, initial period WS 2015/2016
Field of study B-EPA-F Finances, full-time form, initial period WS 2015/2016
Field of study B-EPA-PA Public administration, full-time form, initial period WS 2015/2016
 
Course listed in previous semesters:
SS 2019/2020, WS 2019/2020, SS 2018/2019, WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, WS 2017/2018 (and older)
Teaching place: Brno


Last modification made by Ing. Marcel Ševela, Ph.D. on 12/09/2015.

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