Included in study programs

Teaching results

Learning outcomes: Knowledge:
- acquisition of theoretical knowledge of the characteristics and basic features of the English professional language.
- the student can characterise and identify the basic features of professional language in a text and knows the principles of the production of professional economic texts in theoretical and practical terms.
- know the basic principles of the functioning of professional language,
- the student can use receptive and productive language skills at the required level,
- understands longer speeches and conversations; understands longer professional texts with a complex structure; can express himself/herself adequately on general and professional topics and formulate ideas and attitudes clearly,
- in writing, can produce clear, well-organized, and detailed text on complex professional economic topics, demonstrating mastery of compositional techniques, connective expressions, and means of cohesion,
- use flexibly and effectively the acquired linguistic knowledge, which is essential for the student's successful application in practice, for professional purposes.
- apply the acquired skills in working with professional texts, e.g. seminar papers, final thesis, case studies,
- apply appropriate linguistic strategies related to the production of professional texts (use of appropriate lexical, stylistic, morphosyntactic devices) in the target language,
- acquiring the ability to consciously distinguish appropriate from inappropriate linguistic devices in professional economic communication (colloquial expressions, syntactically incomplete sentences, imprecise, ambivalent expressions, etc.).

Indicative content

- how inventors think, first impressions, networking
- production and consumption, which includes sharing, renting, reusing, repairing, refurbishing, and recycling existing materials and products for as long as possible, product lifecycle, effective working meetings, decision making, problem-solving
- financial investment, negotiations, marketing, customer relationship
- communication skills, employment trends, conflict resolution
- disruptive factors in business, business ethics, and corporate social responsibility
- brainstorming, meeting management
- case study solving, business workshop
12. Case study

Support literature

1. Dubicka, I., Rosenberg, M., O´Keeffe, M., Dignen, B., Hogan, M. (2020) Business Partner C1.
Your Employability Trainer. Harlow: Pearson Education Limited. ISBN 978-1-292-24862-2
2. Dubicka, I.O´Keeffe, M. Market Leader Advanced. Pearson Education Limited. 3rd edition.
ISBN-13: 978-1408237038
3. Trappe, T., Tullis, G. (2016) Intelligent Business Advanced. Pearson Education Limited. 2016 ISBN 978-1-4082-5597-1
4. MacKenzie, I. (2010) English for Business Studies. A course for Business Studies and Economics students. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-521-74341-9 Doplňujúca literatúra:
1. Allison, J., Appleby, R., Chazal de, E. (2009) The Business Advanced. Oxford: Macmillan.
ISBN 978-0-230-02151-8
2. Baade, K., Holloway, Ch., Hughes, J., Scrivener, J., Turner, R. (2018) Business Results.
Advanced. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2nd edition. ISBN 978-0-19-473906-1.
3. Financial Times,
4. The Economist

Requirements to complete the course

Activity at seminars – 20 %
Assessment of homework -20 %
The result of a final written test – 60 %

Student workload

78h (participation in seminars 26 h, preparation for seminars 26 h, preparation for the exam 26 h)

Language whose command is required to complete the course

English language

Date of approval: 14.02.2023

Date of the latest change: 27.10.2023