B_AJ_1 English Language 1

University of Finance and Administration
Winter 2016
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Eva Arientová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Slavěna Brownová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Štěpánka Hronová, MBA (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Tibor Kapoun (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Vanda Kopalová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ivona Kuželíková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Dana Langášková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Martina Pagáčová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Martina Pospíšilová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Dagmar Prosková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Zuzana Šimonová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Alena Vacková (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Ingrid Vichnarová (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Ivona Kuželíková
Subdepartment of Languages – Department of Social Sciences – Departments – University of Finance and Administration
Contact Person: Ivana Plačková
Timetable of Seminar Groups
B_AJ_1/1APH: Mon 12:15–12:59 E228, Mon 13:00–13:45 E228, except Mon 21. 11. ; and Mon 21. 11. 12:15–13:45 E122, D. Prosková
B_AJ_1/1BPH: Thu 10:30–11:14 E122, Thu 11:15–12:00 E122, A. Vacková
B_AJ_1/1BSPH: Mon 10:30–11:14 E122, Mon 11:15–12:00 E122, A. Vacková
B_AJ_1/1KKV: Thu 8:45–9:29 KV211, Thu 9:30–10:15 KV211, I. Vichnarová
B_AJ_1/1KMO: Wed 10:30–11:14 M25, Wed 11:15–12:00 M25, T. Kapoun
B_AJ_1/1KPH: Wed 17:30–18:14 E128, Wed 18:15–19:00 E128, D. Prosková
B_AJ_1/1PPPH: Mon 8:45–9:29 E224, Mon 9:30–10:15 E224, V. Kopalová
B_AJ_1/1RPH: Thu 8:45–9:29 E122, Thu 9:30–10:15 E122, except Thu 15. 12. ; and Thu 15. 12. 8:45–10:15 E230, E. Arientová
B_AJ_1/1VMO: Wed 8:45–9:29 M16, Wed 9:30–10:15 M16, T. Kapoun
B_AJ_1/2APH: Mon 12:15–12:59 E225, Mon 13:00–13:45 E225, except Mon 21. 11. ; and Mon 21. 11. 12:15–13:45 E123, M. Pagáčová
B_AJ_1/2KPH: Wed 12:15–12:59 E024, Wed 13:00–13:45 E024, I. Kuželíková
B_AJ_1/2PPPVPH: Mon 10:30–11:14 E305, Mon 11:15–12:00 E305, except Mon 31. 10., except Mon 21. 11. ; and Mon 31. 10. 10:30–12:00 E024, Mon 21. 11. 10:30–12:00 E122, D. Prosková
B_AJ_1/2RPH: Wed 15:45–16:29 E127, Wed 16:30–17:15 E127, except Wed 12. 10. ; and Mon 24. 10. 14:00–15:30 E127, D. Prosková
B_AJ_1/3KPH: Mon 14:00–14:44 E305, Mon 14:45–15:30 E305, except Mon 31. 10. ; and Mon 31. 10. 14:00–15:30 E127, I. Kuželíková
B_AJ_1/3RPH: Mon 12:15–12:59 E123, Mon 13:00–13:45 E123, I. Kuželíková
B_AJ_1/4RPH: Mon 12:15–12:59 E122, Mon 13:00–13:45 E122, A. Vacková
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 the description of job position, writing emails, making calls, business meetings, presentation skills, giving opinions, agreeing and disagreeing, branding.
The course objectives are valid for the part-time study programme as well.
  • Course content:
    International Express Pre-Intermediate: Units 1–4
    Business Vocabulary in Use - Intermediate: Unit 1-6

    Seminars´ content:

    1-2 IE-Pre-Int Unit 1 Getting started: Multimedia: Porsche; Grammar: Present Simple; do, be and question words
    3-4 IE-Pre-Int Unit 1: Vocabulary: Talking about companies; Work skills: Talking about your job
    5-6 IE-Pre-Int Unit 1: Functions: First meetings and greetings; UNIT 1 REVIEW; BViU: Unit 1,2
    7-8 IE-Pre-Int Unit 2 Celebrations: Multimedia: Queen's Day; Grammar: Present Continuous; Present Simple
    9-10 IE-Pre-Int Unit 2: Vocabulary: Jobs; make, do, have; Work skills: Emails 1; Parts of an e-mail
    11-12 IE-Pre-Int Unit 2: Functions: Talking about schedules and arrangements; going to; UNIT 2 REVIEW; BViU: Unit 3,4
    13-14 IE-Pre-Int Unit 3 Travelling to work: Multimedia: Rio de Janeiro; Grammar: Past Simple
    15-16 IE-Pre-Int Unit 3: Vocabulary: Talking about travel; Work skills: Telephoning 1; Starting and ending a phone call
    17-18 IE-Pre-Int Unit 3: Functions: Asking for and giving advice; UNIT 3 REVIEW; BViU: Unit 5,6
    19-20 IE-Pre-Int Unit 4 Objects and designs: Multimedia: British Petroleum; Grammar: Passives: Present Simple, Past Simple; Vocabulary: Describing people and objects
    21-22 IE-Pre-Int Unit 4: Work skills: Meetings 1: Stages of a meeting; Functions: Asking for and giving opinions; agreeing and disagreeing; UNIT 4 REVIEW
    23-24 Final test
    required literature
  • HARDING, Keith a Rachel APPLEBY. International Express Pre-Intermediate Third Edition: Student's Book with Pocket Book and DVD-Rom. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. ISBN 9780194597852.
  • MASCULL, Bill. Business Vocabulary in Use – Intermediate SECOND EDITION, CUP, 2010, ISBN 978-0-521-74862-9
    recommended literature
  • MURPHY, Raymond. English Grammar In Use. 3rd edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN 9780521189064.
  • MURPHY, Raymond. Essential grammar in use: a self-study reference and practice book for elementary students of English. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007, 319 s. ISBN 978-0-521-67580-2
Teaching methods
Seminars in full-time study; compulsory seminar participation is 75%.
All students start at the pre-intermediate level.
Assessment methods
The extent of obligatory participation in lessons has been stipulated as follows: 75% applies to full-time students. The subject is assessed based on the student's results in the Credit Test. It testifies to the fulfilment of study obligations.
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 and he/she can do two 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 “---“ (i.e. failed).
In case of insufficient attendance between 75-40%, the assessment “-“ 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 he/she will be assessed as failed “---". In this case the student will have to transfer the subject into the following term/academic year and pay the stipulated fees for the increased number of attempts in order to gain the credits within the particular academic year. Consequently, he/she will have three new attemps to pass the subject (i.e. write a test).
The students with the approved Individual Study Plan (ISP) are obliged to get in touch with their lecturer in three weeks’ time at the very latest since the beginning of the term in order to agree alternative ways to fulfil their study obligations due to optional attendance. In case the student verifiably neglects this obligation, he/she will be assessed as failed and the code of “---“ will be entered into the IS. The students who were given the status of ISP on the course of the running term are obliged to contact their assigned lecturer 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: 0 hodin KS/semestr.
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2011, summer 2012, Winter 2012, Winter 2013, Winter 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2017, Winter 2017, Winter 2018, Winter 2019, Winter 2020, Winter 2021, Winter 2022, Winter 2023, Winter 2024.
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