BO106K English for Specific Purposes I

Faculty of Law
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/10/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught online.
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Štěpánka Bilová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Hana Kallus, M.A., Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Hana Kallus, M.A., Ph.D.
Language Centre, Faculty of Law Division - Language Centre
Contact Person: Lenka Pavlíková
Supplier department: Language Centre, Faculty of Law Division - Language Centre
Timetable of Seminar Groups
BO106K/01: Fri 30. 10. 10:00–11:40 315, 12:00–13:40 315, 14:00–15:40 315, Fri 11. 12. 10:00–11:40 315, 12:00–13:40 315, Š. Bilová
Prerequisites
! OBOR ( PR ) && ! OBOR ( PR01 ) && ! PROGRAM ( N - VS )
The students are required to reach at least intermediate level of general English before they enter the course. All language skills will be practised with special focus on English for specific purposes and English for academic purposes.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to get familiar with the basic vocabulary of international commercial law, understand simple texts on specific topics (Export and Import Transactions, INCOTERMS, payment mechanisms), present the main points and write formal and semiformal letters and emails in English.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course will be able to understand simple texts on specific topics (Export and Import Transactions, INCOTERMS, payment mechanisms), deduce the meanings of unknown words from a context and define key terms of international commercial law. They will also be able to prepare and present the main points of a given text, explain the basic issues of export and import transactions and write formal and semiformal letters and emails in English.
Syllabus
  • 1. Introduction - Basic Terminology. 2. International Trade Organizations 3. Export and Import Transactions 4. INCOTERMS. 5. International Payment Mechanisms
Literature
    required literature
  • materiály ve složce Učební materiály ve studijních materiálech v IS MU
    recommended literature
  • ŠOPOVOVÁ, Radoslava and Radek ŠIMEK. Introduction to English for International Trade Law. 1.vydání. Masarykova univerzita Brno, 2005. 99 pp. Právnická fakulta, Multimediální učební text č.15. ISBN 80-210-3777-06. info
Teaching methods
Interactive language seminar.
Assessment methods
It is ended by colloquium. The requirements for the colloquium: language portfolio (pre-session and after-session tasks) in electronic form: reading tasks - understanding the text, searching for specific information and summarizing it, translation of collocations in the context, writing a letter/email of advice, reviewing a letter/email. Active participation is compulsory.
Language of instruction
Czech
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
https://is.muni.cz/auth/el/1422/podzim2017/BO106K/index.qwarp
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2006, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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