UIMOIBP024 Business English

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2023
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
Timetable of Seminar Groups
UIMOIBP024/A: Wed 9:45–11:20 M8, D. Adamová
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
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2020, Winter 2021, Winter 2022.
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