BKJ_JZA2 Foreign Language English

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Silvie Bilková (lecturer)
Mgr. Jiřina Hrbáčková (lecturer)
Mgr. Markéta Kovaříková (lecturer)
Ing. Mgr. Blanka Pojslová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Bc. Eva Punčochářová (lecturer)
Mgr. Erika Putnová (lecturer)
Mgr. Petra Stejskalová (lecturer)
Mgr. Ladislav Václavík, Ph.D. (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
To register for BKJ_JZA2 Jazyk 1/2, students need to successfully complete BKJ_JZA1 Jazyk 1/1 as a prerequisite. The expected minimum level to register for the course is CEFR B1+ level. Attending the tutorials is compulsory and so is the completion of all continuos compulsory tasks.
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
Course objectives
The course aims to enhance students’ skills so that they may reach CEFR B2 level. Students will widen their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary, emphasizing terminology related to their occupations. They will further practise their presentation skills, learn to describe graphs, and negotiate in English.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, students should be able to: - understand general economic texts of upper-intermediate difficulty level, - understand and be able to use economic terminology relating to the covered topics, - discuss at length the topics covered - present an economic topic based on their professional expertise - negotiate and discuss topics relevant to their expertise - describe graphs and their development
  • Unit 7: Customer relationships
  • customer care, customer retention, after-sales, complaints
  • grammar: modal verbs
  • presentations - theory
  • Unit 8: Marketing
  • marketing strategy, marketing mix
  • Grammar: relative clauses
  • presentations - student presentations (life/online)
  • Unit 9: Finance and Investment
  • accounting statements, investment options, the stock exchange
  • Grammar: reported speech
  • negotiation skills
  • Unit 10: Business Ethics
  • public relations, ethical and unethical conduct
  • Grammar: conditionals
  • written summary of an article
  • Unit 11: Globalisation and Trade
  • international trade, free trade versus protectionism
  • Grammar: quantifiers
  • Unit 12: Emerging Economies
  • graph description, acquisitions and mergers
  • Grammar: overall grammar consolidation
    required literature
  • E-learningová podpora a další materiály ve studijních materiálech
    recommended literature
  • HART, CLAIRE. Career Express Business English B2. 2018. ISBN 978-3-06-521088-1. info
  • MASCULL, Bill. Business Vocabulary in Use: Intermediate. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. 172 pp. ISBN 0-521-77529-9. info
  • MURPHY, Raymond. English grammar in use : a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate learners of English : with answers and ebook. Fifth edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. x, 380. ISBN 9781108586627. info
  • Business grammar builder. Edited by Paul Emmerson. 1st ed. Oxford: Macmillan, 2002. 272 s. ISBN 0333754921. info
  • MASCULL, Bill. Business vocabulary in use. First published. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. 172 stran. ISBN 0521775299. info
Teaching methods
Three blocks of four face-to-face lessons per semester and self-study preparation throughout the semester for the final exam as assigned by teachers.
Assessment methods
Continuous work during the semester, mainly in the form of e-learning, and participation in at least two of the three teaching blocks are prerequisites for the student to be allowed to sit the exam at the end of the semester. The course is completed with a written and oral exam. The written part consists of grammar, vocabulary, listening, reading, and summary of an article or a podcast. The oral part, which can precede the written part, will consist of a presentation of a professional topic, graph description, and interview/panel discussion with a lecturer. To succesfully pass the exam, students need to obtain at least 60 percent of the points both in the written and in the oral part of the exam with the following assessment scale: 60-67%=E, 68-75%=D, 76-83%=C, 84-91%=B, 92-100%=A
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Note related to how often the course is taught: 12 hodin.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: tutorial 12 hodin.
Teacher's information
Any copying, recording or leaking tests, use of unauthorized tools, aids and communication devices, or other disruptions of objectivity of exams (credit tests) will be considered non-compliance with the conditions for course completion as well as a severe violation of the study rules. Consequently, the teacher will finish the exam (credit test) by awarding grade "F" in the Information System, and the Dean will initiate disciplinary proceedings that may result in study termination.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2021, Spring 2023.
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