CVABPEN1 Foreign Language Course - English 1

School of Business Administration in Karvina
Winter 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Martina Chylková (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Martina Chylková
Department of Tourism and Leisure Activities - School of Business Administration in Karvina
Contact Person: PhDr. Janusz Karpeta, Ph.D.
Timetable of Seminar Groups
CVABPEN1/01: Tue 26. 9. 12:15–12:35 VB122, M. Chylková
Prerequisites (in Czech)
FAKULTA ( OPF ) && TYP_STUDIA ( B ) && FORMA ( P ) && ! NOWANY ( CVABPDE1 Foreign Language Course - Germ , CVABPDE2 Foreign Language Course - Germ , CVABPDE3 Foreign Language Course - Germ , CVABPDE4 Foreign Language Course - Germ ) && ( ROCNIK ( 2 ) || ROCNIK ( 3 ))
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 10 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 6/10, only registered: 6/10
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 8 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The goal of the subject is to deepen the knowledge of general English and to introduce Professional English in common situations in professional environment to enable students to be ready for successful entering international labour market. All language skills are developed - speaking, reading, listening, and writing, with the emphasis to speaking.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course students will be able to use vocabulary needed for internships, customer service and application procedure, to solve situations like preparation of an internship, meeting people for the first time, handling customers, writing emails and letters, applying for a job, preperation for a job interview, writing a CV and a cover letter.
  • 1. Gaining experience ? Internships abroad
    Giving personal details. The time. Dates. Present Simple. Adverbs of frequency. Prepositions of time. Presentation relating to internships.
    2. Gaining experience ? Meeting people and making conversation
    Expressions for meeting people and making conversation. Greetings and introduction. Making small talk. At an international conference.
    3. Customer satisfaction ? Customer service
    Keeping your customers. Good customer service. Present continuous. Requests. Offers of help. Invitations.
    4. Customer satisfaction ? Contacting customers ? Telephoning, formal letters and emails
    Collocations relating to customer service. Verbs and expressions relating to telephoning. Formal letters and emails. Starting and signing off.
    5. Job interviews and career ? Job application
    Job search. Getting your dream job. Answering questions about your CV. Adjectives to describe your personality. Collocations relating to job-seeking. Past tenses. Expressions for interviews.
    6. Job interviews and career ? CVs
    Information included in a CV. Order of information. Expressing information in a dynamic way. CVs to give a good impression.
    required literature
  • CHYLKOVÁ, Martina and Janusz KARPETA. Cizojazyčná příprava AJ 1: Distanční studijní text. Karviná: SU OPF, 2018. 123 pp. info
  • ALLISON, J. and P. EMMERSON. The Business Pre-intermediate, Student´s book. London: Macmillan, 2014. ISBN 978-0-230-43780-7. info
    recommended literature
  • 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. ISBN 978-1-108-58662-7. info
  • CHYLKOVÁ, Martina. English Grammar Workbook (Professional English 1-3). Karviná: Slezská univerzita v Opavě, Obchodně podnikatelská fakulta v Karviné, 2015. ISBN 978-80-7510-171-6. info
  • TURNBULL, J., 2015. Oxford Advanced Learner´s Dictionary. Oxford Advanced Learner?s Dictionary, 2015. ISBN 978-0-19-479879-2. info
  • ASPINALL, T. and G. BETHEL. Test your business vocabulary in use. Cambridge: CUP, 2007. ISBN 987-0-521-53254-9. info
  • DYNDA, A. a E. DYNDOVÁ. Česko-anglický obchodní poradce. Praha: Pragoeduca, 2004. ISBN 80-7310-017-7. info
Teaching methods
a seminar
Assessment methods
Active involvement in seminars ongoing tests - written 20 points/oral 20 points seminar work 10 points credit test 50 points 60% is needed to pass the course
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2018, Summer 2019, Summer 2020, Winter 2020, Summer 2021, Winter 2021, Summer 2022, Winter 2022, Summer 2023.
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