UIMOIBP024 Business English

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
PhDr. Diana Adamová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Diana Adamová, Ph.D.
Institute of Computer Science – Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course focuses on practical skills in business English with a focus on formal knowledge and language skills. The aim is to get acquainted with the functioning of a company and to gain knowledge of business communication. Emphasis is placed on carefulness, correct form, language acceptance, and factual accuracy.
Learning outcomes
Students will be able to:
- understand business and employment information in both spoken and written form;
- write a CV, business letter, application, complaint;
- address common business process issues.
  • 1. Business Organizations and Company Structures
  • 2. Business Etiquette
  • 3. Recruitment
  • 4. Writing CV and Letter of Application
  • 5. Job Interviews
  • 6. Money Matters
  • 7. Correspondence
  • 8. Telephoning
  • 9. Giving a Successful Presentation
  • 10. Meetings
  • 11. Negotiations
  • 12. Production and Advertising
    required literature
  • ALLISON, John, Paul EMMERSON and Antoinette MEEHAN. The business 2.0: B1+ intermediate. Oxford: Macmillan, 2013. ISBN 978-0-230-43788-3. info
  • MASCULL, B. Business vocabulary in use: intermediate. Second edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press., 2010. ISBN 978-0-521-12828-5. info
    recommended literature
  • BADGER, Ian. Everyday business English. Harlow: Longman, 2003. ISBN 0-582-53957-9. info
Teaching methods
Interactive seminars
Assessment methods
1. Homework assignments, presentations.
2. Compulsory attendance at seminars min. 75%.
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2021, Winter 2022, Winter 2023.
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