Course: Business English 1, BEC Preliminary 1

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Course title Business English 1, BEC Preliminary 1
Course code KOD/KBEP1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester -
Number of ECTS credits 2
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
  • Hošková Alena, Ing.
  • Šulista Marek, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Akehurst-Moore Gregory Thomas, B.A.
Course content
1. Socialising, Presentations; 2. Brands; 3. Travel; 4. Change; 5. Meetings,Making Arrangements 6. Organisation; 7. Advertising; 8. Money; 9. Presentation,Dealing with figures 10. Cultures 11. Human Resources 12. International Markets 13. Job Applications 14. Test

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
  • Class attendance - 8 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 24 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 24 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The objective of the course is to familiarize students with business world and develop the essential language skills needed in business context. It aims at building students´competence for BEC Preliminary exam at B1 level of CEFR for Languages.
Students know basic business vocabulary, understand common discussions and interviews, can express their opinion and discuss the colleagues´ ones. Students are confident in handling telephoning, writing messages and reports, describing graphs and using business language collocations. Additionally, attention is paid to related grammar.
B1 level of English

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit requirements: test, the passing score for the test is 60%.
Recommended literature
  • Business Spotlight - periodikum. Economia, a.s., Praha.
  • Cotton, D., Falvey, D., Kent, S. Market Leader, Business English Course Book with MyEnglishLab, Intermediate. Pearson, 2013. ISBN 978-1-4479-2227-8.
  • Murphy, R. English Grammar in Use. Cambridge University Press, 2015. ISBN 978-1-107-53933-4.

Study plans that include the course
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