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Company English II

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Course Unit Code712-3102/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated3 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Optional
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer 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
TRA0015Mgr. Zuzana Trawinská
Summary
Students will acquire information about managing people and projects. They will be able to explain the terms fair trade and free trade, learn basic vocabulary related to writing contracts and legal documents.
The teacher reserves the right to modify, supplement and make changes, should the need arise.

Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
The aim is to acquire communication skills in professional English with the output level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Course Contents
U 4, 8
1. The project team
2. Managing people and projects
3. Regrets, speculation
4. Couching
5. Reports
6. Fairtrade or free trade?
7. Why fair trade is a bad deal
8. Vocabulary: contracts
9. Unethical behavior
10. Writing legal documents
11. Vocabulary: negotiation and compromise
12. Rephrasing and making the language more assertive
13. Use of modal verbs for expressing obligation and permission
14. Credit test

The teacher reserves the right to modify, supplement and make changes, should the need arise.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
ALLISON, J., TOWNEND, J., EMMERSON, P. The Business 2.0 B2 Upper-Intermediate Student’s Book. Oxford: Macmillan Education 2013. ISBN 978-0-230-43796-8.
POWELL, M., ALLISON, J. In company 3.0 Upper-Intermediate Student's Book. Macmillan Education 2014. ISBN 978-0-230-45532-0.
MASCULL, B. Business Vocabulary in Use. UK. Cambridge University Press 2002. ISBN 978-0-521-77529-8.
ALLISON, J., TOWNEND, J., EMMERSON, P. The Business 2.0 B2 Upper-Intermediate Student’s Book. Oxford: Macmillan Education 2013. ISBN 978-0-230-43796-8.
POWELL, M., ALLISON, J. In company 3.0 Upper-Intermediate Student's Book. Macmillan Education 2014. ISBN 978-0-230-45532-0.
MASCULL, B. Business Vocabulary in Use. UK. Cambridge University Press 2002. ISBN 978-0-521-77529-8.
Recommended Reading:
MURPHY, R. English Grammar in Use 3rd Edition with Answers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2004. ISBN 9780521537629.
ASHLEY, A. Oxford handbook of commercial correspondence. New ed. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-19-457213-2.
IBBOTSON, M. Professional English in Use Engineering. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2009.
MURPHY, R. English Grammar in Use 3rd Edition with Answers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2004. ISBN 9780521537629.
ASHLEY, A. Oxford handbook of commercial correspondence. New ed. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-19-457213-2.
IBBOTSON, M. Professional English in Use Engineering. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2009.
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