Course: Business English 2

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Course title Business English 2
Course code KOD/YBUEN
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Kadlec Vladimír, Mgr.
  • Hošková Alena, Ing.
  • Schaefer Justin Calvin, BSc.
Course content
1. Input, basic business vocabulary 2. Working life, present simple review 3. Projects-schedule, team work, resources, frequency adverbs 4. Meetings and phone calls, present simple 5. Work-life balance, present continuous 6. Services and systems, past tenses 7. Test 8. Customer service, comparative forms 9. Business travel, present tenses for future use 10. Intercultural problems, obligation, necessity and prohibition 11. Security at work, present perfect simple and continuous 12. Working together, connectors 13. Partnerships, modal verbs 14. Test

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
  • Preparation for classes - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 28 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 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 at B1/B1+ level of CEFR for Languages. Students may take BEC Preliminary Exam.
Students are able to communicate, present and formulate their thoughts and ideas correctly in English; they understand well both spoken and written English and they master the vocabulary of business, trade and banking at level B1+.
The language competence at level B1.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Test

Two tests, the passing score for the test is 60%. Attendance, class and homework assignments.
Recommended literature
  • Murphy, R.:. English Grammar In Use. Cambridge University Press 2004.
  • WILLIAMS, A., PILE, L. Pass Cambridge BEC - Vantage. Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Study plans that include the course
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