B_AJ_5 English Language 5

University of Finance and Administration
Winter 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Richard Blažek (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Pavla Duplinská (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Štěpánka Hronová, MBA (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jindřiška Kabele (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ivona Kuželíková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ing. Petra Ležáková, MBA (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Martina Pagáčová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Zuzana Šimonová (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Ivona Kuželíková
Subdepartment of Languages – Department of Social Sciences – Departments – University of Finance and Administration
Contact Person: Ivana Plačková
B_AJ_4 English Language 4
The requirement for the completion of this course is completion of the course B_AJ_4.
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 course objectives are valid for the part-time study programme as well.
Learning outcomes
After finishing the course successfully, students will be able:
- to use modal verbs
- to form and use past simple, past continuous and past perfect
- to form and use zero, first and second conditional
- to use terminology concerning personal finance, financial centres, trading, indicators, wrongdoing and corruption
  • Course content:
    International Express - Intermediate: Units 5-7


    1-2 IE-I Unit 5: Fashion and function - Modal and related verbs: have to, must, need to, be allowed to, can
    3-4 IE-I Unit 5: Vocabulary - Colours and colour idioms, prefixes; Work skills - telephoning;
    5-6 IE-I Unit 5- Functions: Giving advice and suggestions; Review
    7-8 BViU: Unit 35 - Personal finance, Unit 36 - Financial centres
    9-10 IE-Int Unit 6: Using innovation - Past Simple, Past Continuous, Past Perfect
    11-12 IE-I Unit 6: Vocabulary - Water footprint, Noun formation, Work skills - Presentations
    13-14 IE-I Unit 6: Functions - Describing problems and finding solutions; Review
    15-16 BViU: Unit 37 - Trading, Unit 40 - Wrongdoing and corruption
    17-18 IE-I Unit 7: Work styles and careers - Zero, First and Second Conditional
    19-20 IE-I Unit 7: Vocabulary - Money and finance; Work skills - Emails
    21-22 IE-I Unit 7: Functions - Discussing and reaching agreement; Review
    23-24 BViU: Unit 38 - Indicators 1, Unit 39 - Indicators 2
    required literature
  • MASCULL, Bill. Business Vocabulary in Use Intermediate SECOND EDITION, CUP, 2010, ISBN 978-0-521-74862-9
  • HARDING, Keith a LANE, Alastair. International Express Intermediate, Third Edition: Student's Book with Pocket Book and DVD-ROM, OUP, 2014, ISBN 978 0 19 459786 9.
    recommended literature
  • MURPHY, Raymond. English Grammar in Use. 3rd edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN 9780521537629.
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.
Teacher's information
In case of additional emergency measures with regard to the situation associated with the dissemination of COVID-19, or, as the case may be, due to other verifiable objective facts, the Department of Languages introduces the following rules for the completion of English language subjects (B_AJ_1, B_AJ_3, B_AJ_5, B_AJA_1, B_AJA_3, B_AJA_5, N_AJ_1 and N_AJ_3) in the winter semester of the Academic Year 2020-21. If it is not possible for the students or employees of The University of Finance and Administration to enter the university buildings or premises, an alternative fulfilment to written or electronic tests in the winter semester 2020 across all disciplines will be an oral examination of students' knowledge in the online environment (e.g. MS Teams, ZOOM, Skype, Whatsapp, etc.) in the length of about 10-15 minutes. The required knowledge and skills for each subject are specified in the Information System (IS) in the section of information on the course. The specific dates of the oral online exams will be agreed upon between teachers and the students of the full-time and part-time study programmes groups, and the oral test dates will be announced in the IS. For students of those part-time study programmes without lessons of English language in their study programmes, the dates of the oral online exam will be announced by the Department of Languages and students will register for a particular date in the Information System.
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2013, Winter 2014, Winter 2015, Winter 2016, Summer 2017, Winter 2017, Summer 2018, Winter 2018, Winter 2019, Winter 2020, Winter 2021, Winter 2022, Winter 2023.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Winter 2024, recent)
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