BKJ_JAJR Foreign Language English

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Silvie Bilková (lecturer)
Mgr. Jiřina Hrbáčková (lecturer)
Mgr. Markéta Kovaříková (lecturer)
Mgr. Eva Lukáčová (lecturer)
Ing. Mgr. Blanka Pojslová (lecturer)
Mgr. Bc. Eva Punčochářová (lecturer)
Mgr. Erika Putnová (lecturer)
Mgr. Zuzana Vašíčková (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Bc. Eva Punčochářová
Language Centre, Faculty of Economics and Administration Division - Faculty Branches of University Departments - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Mgr. Lucie Jurková
Supplier department: Language Centre, Faculty of Economics and Administration Division - Faculty Branches of University Departments - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Prerequisites (in Czech)
(! BKJ_JAZ1 Foreign Language )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Foreign Language BKJ_JAJR (previously marked with a code BKJ_JAZ1 and KJAZ)
At the beginning of the course students should:
- have elementary or lower-intermediate knowledge of the general English, which they can verify while taking the entrance test.
Main objectives of the course:
- to acquire and deepen the knowledge of grammatical structures;
- to expand vocabulary, placing special emphasis on professional economic and business terminology as the basis for successful professional communication;
- to develop the techniques of business correspondence in a foreign language;
- to achieve the B2 level of CEFR.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, students should be able to:
- understand a general economic text of upper-intermediate difficulty level,
- discuss covered economic topics and
- orientate themselves in English economic terminology relating to the covered topics.
Syllabus
  • Unit 1: Companies – Keynotes, Preview, Reading (A matter of choice), Vocabulary 1, Language check (review of tenses), Vocabulary 2, Career skills, Dilemma and Decision. Business letter writing theory and practice
  • Unit 3: Strategy – Keynotes, Preview, Listening 1, Reading (Nike's Goddess), Vocabulary 1&2, Language check (future forms), Listening 2, Career skills, Dilemma and Decision.
  • Unit 5: Development – Keynotes, Preview, Listening 1, Reading (Gas for Peru v green imperialism), Vocabulary 1&2, Language check (modal verbs of likelihood), Career skills, Dilemma and decision.
  • Unit 8: Finance – Keynotes, Preview, Listening 1, Listening 2, Reading (Europe's Enron), Vocabulary, Language check (adjectives and adverbs), Career skills, Dilemma and decision.
  • Unit 9: Recruitment – Keynotes, Preview, Listening 1, Reading (A Full House), Vocabulary 1&2, Language check (relative pronouns), Listening 2, Career skills, Dilemma and Decision.
  • Unit 10: Counterfeiting – Keynotes, Preview, Listening 1, Reading (Imitating property is theft), Vocabulary 1&2, Language check (1st, 2nd and 3rd conditional), Listening 2, Career skills, Dilemma and decision.
  • Unit 11: Markets – Keynotes, Preview,Reading (Going, going, gone?), Vocabulary 1&2, Language check (gerunds and infinitives), Career skills, Dilemma and decision.
  • Unit 12: Lobbies – Keynotes, Preview, Listening 1, Reading (Of celebrities, charity and trade), Vocabulary 1, Language check (modal verbs of obligation), Listening 2, Vocabulary 2, Career skills, Dilemma and decision.
  • Unit 13: Communication – Keynotes, Preview, Reading (Coping with infoglut), Vocabulary, Listening 1, Language check (reported speech), Listening 2, Career skills, Dilemma and decision.
  • Unit 14: Logistics – Keynotes, Reading (The best thing since the barcode), Vocabulary 1& 2&3, Listening 1, Language check (passives), Career skills, Dilemma and decision.
Literature
    required literature
  • MURPHY, Raymond. Essential grammar in Use : a self-study reference and practice book for elementary students of English : with answers. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. xi, 319. ISBN 9780521675802. info
  • TRAPPE, Tonya and Graham TULLIS. Intelligent business : intermediate : coursebook. 1st ed. Harlow: Pearson, 2005. 176 s. ISBN 9781408255995. info
  • MURPHY, Raymond. English grammar in use : a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate students of English : with answers. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. x, 379. ISBN 0521537622. info
    recommended literature
  • Intelligent Business Intermediate Workbook and CD pack Author(s): Louise Pile ISBN: 9780582846913
  • DYNDA, Antonín and Eva DYNDOVÁ. Česko-anglická obchodní korespondence. 4. opravené. vyd. Praha: Pragoeduca, 2001. xxix, 520. ISBN 80-85856-89-1. info
Teaching methods
Emphasis is put on self-study.
Assessment methods
Course completed with an exam (written and oral).
Final mark awarded after the following criteria have been met:
- 60% pass mark for the written exam;
- oral part consists of 2-minute monologue on a given topic and 4-5 minute role-play with the assessor.
Language of instruction
English
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
General note: Nezapisují si studenti, kteří absolvovali předmět BKJ_JAZ1 nebo KJAZ. Zkoušku z jazyka může student absolvovat kdykoli v průběhu studia, nejpozději však do termínu státní závěrečné zkoušky.
Credit evaluation note: bez kreditového ohodnocení.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Inovace studia ekonomických disciplín v souladu s požadavky znalostní ekonomiky (CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0227)" which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019.
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