Introduction to English Business and Technical Correspondence

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Course Unit Code712-3103/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated2 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Optional
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *Third Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter, Summer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
CHU01Mgr. Gabriela Chudašová
Summary
A student should be able to respond clearly and efficiently to any incoming post in English. Based on oral or written assignment from his/her superior a student can address a partner abroad, covering all levels and types hierarchies. A participant will be trained to obtain clear and concise communication skills. He/she will be able to write a clear technical report in English, describe any situation that has occurred in the workplace, interpret development tendencies, or graphs etc.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Upon completion of this course a student will be able to communicate clearly, concisely and efficiently with engineers and audiences of all levels and types. He/she will understand the major forms and conventions of reporting technical information, develop and implement technical writing projects.
Course Contents
1. Rules for formal communication via letters and e-mails
2. Enquiry, Reply to an enquiry
3. Order, Advice of dispatch
4. Letter of complaint, Reply to complaint
5. 1st, 2nd, 3rd request
6. Interoffice memo, Agenda and Minutes
7. Description of procedures, development, and graphs
8. Describing malfunctions, Request for servicemen´s intervention
9. Reporting on safety and feasibility, Feasibility Study PowerPoint presentation
10. Creating instructions, safety procedures and manuals
11. Congratulation, Letter of condolence, Thank-you-letter
12. Arranging and completing a form
13. CV, Covering letter, Letter of motivation
14. Credit test
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
ASHLEY, A. Oxford handbook of commercial correspondence. New ed. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-19-457213-2.
ASHLEY, A. Oxford handbook of commercial correspondence. New ed. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-19-457213-2.
Recommended Reading:
MURPHY, R. English Grammar in Use 3rd Edition with Answers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2004. ISBN 9780521537629.
MASCULL, B. Business Vocabulary in Use. UK. Cambridge University Press 2002. ISBN 978-0-521-77529-8.
MURPHY, R. English Grammar in Use 3rd Edition with Answers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2004. ISBN 9780521537629.
MASCULL, B. Business Vocabulary in Use. UK. Cambridge University Press 2002. ISBN 978-0-521-77529-8.
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