B_AJ_4 English Language 4

University of Finance and Administration
Summer 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Ivona Kuželíková
Department of Languages - Departments - University of Finance and Administration
Contact Person: Ivana Plačková
B_AJ_3 English Language 3
The requirement for the completion of this course is completion of the course B_AJ_3.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
Mastering professional language and its practical use is the main objective of the course with a special focus on lexical and fraseological units in professional English, deeper fixing of grammar structures, comprehension of spoken language, both direct and recorded, communication in business environment and improvement in written English.
The key topics are social media and the Internet, team work, writing emails and presentation skills.

The course objectives are valid for the part-time study programme as well.
Learning outcomes
After finishing the course successfully, students will be able:
- to form and use present simple and continuous
- to use state verbs
- to form and use present perfect simple, present perfect continuous and past simple
- to express probability in future
- to compare adjectives
- to use terminology concerning profitability and unprofitability, getting paid, assets, liabilities and the balance sheet, the bottom line, share capital and debt, success and failure (Faculty of Economics)
- to use terminology concerning Defences to Crimes, Pre-trial Proceedings, (Faculty of Law and Public Administration)
  • Course content:
    International Express Intermediate, units 1-4
    Business Vocabulary in Use - Intermediate, units 28-33
    Angličtina pro právníky

    Seminar´s content:

    1-2 IE-I Unit 1: Making connections - Present Simple and Present Continuous , Vocabulary - Social networks and the internet
    3-4 IE-I Unit 1: Work skills: Writing a professional profile, Functions - Networking, Review
    5-6 BViU: Unit 28 - Profitability and unprofitability, Unit 29 - Getting paid (Faculty of Economics), ApP: Criminal Law - Defences to Crimes (Faculty of Law and Public Administration)
    7-8 IE-I Unit 2: International design - Past Simple, Present Perfect Simple, Present Perfect Continuous, Vocabulary - Starting a new business, phrasal verbs
    9-10 IE-I Unit 2: Work skills - Team meeting, Functions - Checking progress, delegating tasks, Review
    11-12 BViU: Unit 30 - Assets, liabilities and the balance sheet, Unit 31 - The bottom line (Faculty of Economics), ApP: Criminal Procedure - Pre-Trial Proceedings (Faculty of Law and Public Administration)
    13-14 IE-I Unit 3: Future lifestyles - will, may, might, be likely / possible, Vocabulary - The speed of change, describing cause and effect
    15-16 IE-I Unit 3: Work skills - Emails, Functions - Making arrangements, Reviw
    17-18 BViU: Unit 32 - Share capital and debt, Unit 33 - Success and failure (Faculty of Economics), ApP: Criminal Procedure - Summary Trial, Trial on Indictment, Punishments (Faculty of Law and Public Administration)
    19-20 IE-I Unit 4: Heritage - Making comparisons
    21-22 IE-I Unit 4: Vocabulary - City descriptions, -ing vs -ed adjectives, Work skills - Presentations, using visuals
    23-24 IE-I Unit 4 Functions - Giving opinions, Review
    required literature
  • HARDING, Keith. International Express Third Ed. Intermediate Student´s Book with Pocket Book and DVD-ROM Pack, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-19-459786-9
  • MASCULL, Bill. Business Vocabulary in Use – Intermediate SECOND EDITION, CUP, 2010, ISBN 978-0-521-74862-9
    recommended literature
  • English Grammar in Use, Third edition (with answers and CD-ROM), Raymond Murphy, CUP, ISBN 978 0 521 53762 9
  • HANKOVÁ, Lucie, Angličtina pro právníky, Aleš Čeněk, 2013, ISBN 9788073804169
Teaching methods
Seminars in full-time study; compulsory seminar participation is 75%.
Assessment methods
1 OBLIGATORY PARTICIPATION IN LESSONS The extent of obligatory participation in lessons has been stipulated as follows: 75% applies in full-time study, 50% in part-time study programme.The subject is assessed based on the student's results in the Credit Test. The test testifies to the fulfilment of study obligations. 2 CREDIT TEST Reaching the result of minimum 60 points out of 100 points (maximum) is the precondition to gain the credit. The student is entitled to one regular attempt (sit) and further resits to pass the Credit Test with the lecturer assigned to him. Note: The students who will be convicted of fundamental violation of the Study and Examination Code while writing the Credit Test (namely the forbidden use of mobile phones, spy pen cameras etc.) will automatically get the assessment “fraud incident“ (i.e. failed). 3 INSUFFICIENT ATTENDANCE In case of insufficient attendance between 75-40%, the assessment “administrative - “ will be entered into the IS and the person concerned automatically loses one attempt to sit the test. The seminar attendance less than 40 % means that the student didn't meet the minimum required study obligations and the credit rating to the notepad in IS reads as follows: “absolutely insufficient attendance“ and the student will be entitled to one sit only. 4 STUDENTS WITH INDIVIDUAL STUDY PLAN The students with the approved Individual Study Plan (ISP) are obliged to get in touch with their lecturer in three weeks’ time since the beginning of the term at the very latest in order to agree alternative ways of fulfilling their study obligations due to optional attendance. In case the student verifiably neglects this obligation, the credit rating to the notepad in IS reads as follows "non-contact ISP" and the student will lose one sit to pass the test. The students who were given the status of ISP on the course of the running term are obliged to contact lecturer assigned to them in 14 days at the very latest.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 12 hodin KS/semestr.
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2013, Summer 2014, Summer 2015, Summer 2016, Winter 2016, Summer 2017, Winter 2017, Summer 2018, Summer 2019, Summer 2020, Summer 2021, Summer 2022, Summer 2023.
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