Course: English for Commercial Management

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Course title English for Commercial Management
Course code KOD/ECM
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction English
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Schaefer Justin Calvin, BSc.
Course content
Full-time study: Seminars: 1. Introduction to the course. Identification of strengths of students in English. Short video with follow-up discussions 2. Building Relationships - Networking and Small Talk 3. Exchanging Information and Meetings 4. Managing Projects and Giving Updates 5. Negotiations 6. New Business, Start Ups 7. Cultural Know-How and Etiquette 8. Writing Reports 9. Presentations- Why Companies Fail 10. Change - The Future of Work 11. Business Ethics 12. Course feedback and credits

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is for students' to develop the necessary skills to succeed in the modern workplace. It will provide a working understanding of the English terminology, grammar and vocabulary required in order to communicate and manage successfully in a commercial business environment. To increase fluency and confidence in using the language of business English.
Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the main business English terminology, vocabulary and grammar, which is necessary for successful commercial business management through oral discussions and group presentations.
B2 level of English language proficiency and a basic awareness of business practices

Assessment methods and criteria
Interview, Seminar work

Full-time study: Credit Requirements: Elaboration and presentation of seminary work on given topics. Examination Requirements: None
Recommended literature
  • COTTON, D., FALVEY, D., KENT, S. New addition Market Leader. Harlow, Essex, England: Pearson Education Limited, 2008.
  • DUCKWORTH, M. Oxford Business English Grammar and Practice. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1995.
  • STRUTT, P. Market Leader: Business English with the Financial Times: Grammar and Usage Practice Book. Harlow, England: Longman, 2000.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Economics Study plan (Version): Management of Commerce (1) Category: Economy 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter