MPJ_JII1Aa Foreign Language II/1 - English

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Silvie Bilková (lecturer)
Mgr. Markéta Kovaříková (lecturer)
Mgr. Eva Lukáčová (lecturer)
Ing. Mgr. Blanka Pojslová (lecturer)
Mgr. Erika Putnová (lecturer)
Mgr. Ladislav Václavík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Zuzana Vašíčková (lecturer)
Mgr. Markéta Oplatková Plocková (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Eva Lukáčová
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
Timetable of Seminar Groups
MPJ_JII1Aa/01: Mon 10:00–11:50 S314, E. Putnová
Prerequisites
The prerequisite for active involvement in this course is mastering the language skills at B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Students can improve their skills in the preparatory courses MPJ_JIIAA and MPJ_JIIBA. Students can test their knowledge by completing a self-evaluation on-line test.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 100 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 13/100, only registered: 0/100, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/100
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Language II/1 pays particular attention to the specialized language of economics seen as a basis of successful and effective business communication.
In the course students practise their ability to
- understand specialized texts,
- identify and interpret their main ideas.
Students learn to role-play conversations in business situations and master basic types of business correspondence.
Knowledge acquired in this course will serve as a basis for the follow-up course in the summer term which is finished by an exam at the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Syllabus
  • 1. Unit 1: Companies – Keynotes, Preview, Reading (A matter of choice), Vocabulary 1. 2. Unit 1: Companies – Language check (review of tenses), Vocabulary 2, Career skills, Dilemma and Decision. 3. Business letter writing theory and practice 4. Unit 3: Strategy – Keynotes, Preview, Listening 1, Reading (Nike's Goddess), Vocabulary 1&2 5. Unit 3: Strategy – Language check (future forms), Listening 2, Career skills, Dilemma and Decision 6. Unit 5: Development – Keynotes, Preview, Listening 1, Reading (Gas for Peru v green imperialism), Vocabulary 1&2 7. Unit 5: Development – Language check (modal verbs of likelihood), Career skills, Dilemma and decision 8. Unit 8: Finance – Keynotes, Listening 1, Listening 2, Reading (Europe's Enron) 9. Unit 8: Finance – Vocabulary, Language check (adjectives and adverbs), Career skills, Dilemma and decision 10. Unit 9: Recruitment – Keynotes, Preview, Listening 1, Reading (A Full House), Vocabulary 1 11. Unit 9: Recruitment – Vocabulary 2, Language check (relative pronouns), Listening 2, Career skills, Dilemma and Decision 12. Revision 13. Credit test
Literature
    required literature
  • Intelligent Business Intermediate Coursebook/CD Pack Author(s): Tonya Trappe,Graham Tullis ISBN: 9781408255995
    recommended literature
  • MURPHY, Raymond. Essential grammar in use : a self-study reference and practice book for elementary students of English : with answers. Second edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. 300 stran. ISBN 0521559286. info
  • DYNDA, Antonín and Eva DYNDOVÁ. Česko-anglická obchodní korespondence. 4. opravené. vyd. Praha: Pragoeduca, 2001. xxix, 520. ISBN 80-85856-89-1. info
  • Intelligent Business Intermediate Workbook and CD pack Author(s): Louise Pile ISBN: 9780582846913
Teaching methods
The course is taught in the form of seminars.
Assessment methods
The course is concluded by a credit test. Students are allowed to sit the credit test if they meet the following requirements:
1. 80% attendance in seminars
2. Active participation - continuous preparation, homework
3. Two business letters.
A credit test is considered successful if a student reaches at least 60% of points.
Language of instruction
English
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2020, recent)
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