Course: Business English, BEC Preliminary 2

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Course title Business English, BEC Preliminary 2
Course code KOD/KBEP2
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester -
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
  • Hošková Alena, Ing.
  • Šulista Marek, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • George Elisabeth
  • Akehurst-Moore Gregory Thomas, B.A.
Course content
1. Cultures; Idioms 2. Business Briefing; Advice, obligation and necessity 3. Human Resources; -ing forms 4. Finding a job; infinitives 5. International Market; First conditional 6. Negotiating; Second and third conditionals 7. Doing Business Internationally 8. Ethics; Narrative tenses 9. Resumé; Formal and informal language 10. Leadership; Adjectives 11. Presenting; Relative clauses 12. Competition; Idioms 13. Communication styles; Passives 14. Test

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
  • Class attendance - 12 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 36 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 36 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 at B1 level of CEFR for Languages. Students may take BEC Preliminary Exam.
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
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Assessment methods and criteria

Credit requirements: Test, the passing score for the test is 60%. Active knowledge of the subject matter
Recommended literature
  • Cotton, David. Market Leader Intermediate (3rd Edition) Coursebook with DVD-ROM. Pearson, 2010. ISBN 9781408236956.
  • Murphy, R. English Grammar in Use. CUP, 2012.
  • Špatenková, D., Hošková, A. English for Economic Studies. Č. Budějovice, 2005.
  • Tullis, G., Trappe, T. New Insights into Business. 2000.

Study plans that include the course
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Faculty: Faculty of Economics Study plan (Version): Management and Business Economics (3) Category: Economy - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -