CVABPEN4 Foreign Language Course - English 4

School of Business Administration in Karvina
Winter 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
PhDr. Krystyna Heinz (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Martina Chylková (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Janusz Karpeta, Ph.D. (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.
Prerequisites (in Czech)
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
there are 6 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.
  • 1. Economics ? firm, employment, unemployment
    Macroeconomics. Microeconomics. Terms related to economics. Describing trends. Passive voice.
    2. Banks
    The Czech National Bank and its functions. Legal status. Organizational structure. Bank activities and operations. Bank products.
    3. Money
    Types of money. Terms related to money. Interest rate. Trends. Financial markets.
    4. Market
    What is market? Market elements ? demand, supply, price. Functions of a market. Competition. Costs.
    5. Marketing
    What is marketing? Marketing mix. Marketing plan and strategies. International marketing.
    6. Employment
    Inflation and employment. Work and employment. Jobs and terms related to jobs. Working time. Remuneration. Job benefits.
    7. Unemployment
    Types and causes. Unemployment rate. Unemployment benefits. Unemployment and inflation.
    required literature
  • KARPETA, J. English for Academic Purposes. Karviná: SU OPF, 2014. ISBN 978-80-7248-831-5. info
  • ALLISON, J. and P. EMMERSON. The Business Pre-intermediate, Student´s book. London: Macmillan, 2013. ISBN 978-0-230-43788-3. info
  • KAFTAN, M. New English in Economics. 1. Díl. Praha, 2010. ISBN 979-80-246-1807-4. info
  • KAFTAN, M. New English in Economics. 2. Díl. Praha, 2010. ISBN 978-80-246-1809-8. info
    recommended literature
  • 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
Teaching methods
a seminar
Assessment methods
Active involvement in seminars ongoing test - written 20 points presentation 20 points credit test 60 points 60% is needed to pass the course
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2018, Summer 2019, Winter 2019, Winter 2021, Summer 2022, Winter 2022, Summer 2023.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Winter 2020, recent)
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