B_AJ_1 English Language 1

University of Finance and Administration
Winter 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Pavla Duplinská (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Marcela Hergesselová (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)
Ing. Mgr. Lucie Müller (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Martina Navrátilová, M.A. (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
Timetable of Seminar Groups
B_AJ_1/vBSMO: Sat 1. 10. 8:00–9:30 M22, 9:45–11:15 M22, Fri 4. 11. 17:30–19:00 M16, 19:15–20:45 M16, Fri 2. 12. 17:30–19:00 M16, 19:15–20:45 M16, Š. Hronová
B_AJ_1/vKKV: Sat 8. 10. 8:00–9:30 KV308, 9:45–11:15 KV308, 11:30–13:00 KV308, Sat 26. 11. 8:00–9:30 KV308, 9:45–11:15 KV308, 11:30–13:00 KV308, P. Ležáková
B_AJ_1/vPH: Sat 22. 10. 8:00–9:30 E004, 9:45–11:15 E004, 11:30–13:00 E004, Sat 26. 11. 8:00–9:30 E004, 9:45–11:15 E004, 11:30–13:00 E004, I. Kuželíková
B_AJ_1/1APH: Tue 10:30–11:14 E305, Tue 11:15–12:00 E305, I. Kuželíková
B_AJ_1/1BSMO: each odd Monday 14:00–14:44 M15, each odd Monday 14:45–15:30 M15, each odd Monday 15:45–16:29 M15, each odd Monday 16:30–17:15 M15, M. Hergesselová
B_AJ_1/1BSPH: Wed 12:15–12:59 S34, Wed 13:00–13:45 S34, I. Kuželíková
B_AJ_1/1EKKV: each odd Wednesday 8:45–9:29 KV206, each odd Wednesday 9:30–10:15 KV206, each odd Wednesday 10:30–11:14 KV206, each odd Wednesday 11:15–12:00 KV206, except Wed 9. 11. ; and Wed 9. 11. 10:30–12:00 KV206, 12:15–13:45 KV206, P. Ležáková
B_AJ_1/1EKPH: each even Tuesday 10:30–11:14 E225, each even Tuesday 11:15–12:00 E225, each even Tuesday 12:15–12:59 E225, each even Tuesday 13:00–13:45 E225, M. Navrátilová
B_AJ_1/1FPH: Wed 17:30–18:14 E227, Wed 18:15–19:00 E227, except Wed 26. 10. ; and Wed 9. 11. 19:15–20:00 E227, Wed 16. 11. 19:15–20:00 E228, L. Müller
B_AJ_1/1KKV: each even Wednesday 8:45–9:29 KV206, each even Wednesday 9:30–10:15 KV206, each even Wednesday 10:30–11:14 KV206, each even Wednesday 11:15–12:00 KV206, P. Ležáková
B_AJ_1/1KPH: Wed 10:30–11:14 S34, Wed 11:15–12:00 S34, I. Kuželíková
B_AJ_1/1PPPH: Wed 15:45–16:29 E225, Wed 16:30–17:15 E225, except Wed 26. 10. ; and Wed 2. 11. 14:00–15:30 E224, L. Müller
B_AJ_1/2APH: Tue 10:30–11:14 E304, Tue 11:15–12:00 E304, P. Duplinská
B_AJ_1/2BSMO: each even Monday 14:00–14:44 M15, each even Monday 14:45–15:30 M15, each even Monday 15:45–16:29 M15, each even Monday 16:30–17:15 M15, M. Hergesselová
B_AJ_1/2EKPH: Tue 8:45–9:29 E307, Tue 9:30–10:15 E307, except Tue 25. 10., except Tue 1. 11. ; and Tue 25. 10. 8:45–10:15 E305, Tue 1. 11. 8:45–10:15 E305, I. Kuželíková
B_AJ_1/2KPH: Wed 12:15–12:59 S22, Wed 13:00–13:45 S22, P. Duplinská
B_AJ_1/3KPH: each odd Monday 10:30–11:14 S26, each odd Monday 11:15–12:00 S26, each odd Monday 12:15–12:59 S26, each odd Monday 13:00–13:45 S26, except Mon 26. 9. ; and Mon 17. 10. 10:30–12:00 S13, 12:15–13:45 S13, M. Navrátilová
B_AJ_1/4KPH: Wed 10:30–11:14 S22, Wed 11:15–12:00 S22, P. Duplinská
All students start at the pre-intermediate level.
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.
Learning outcomes
After finishing the course successfully, students will be able:
- to form and use present simple
- to form and use present continuous
- to distinguish between present simple and continuous
- to form and use past simple
- to form and use passive voice in present and past tenses
- to use vocabulary concerning work and jobs, ways of working, recruitment and selection, skills and qualifications, pay and benefits, people and workplaces
  • 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: Grammar - Present Simple, Vocabulary - Talking about companies
    3-4 IE-Pre-Int Unit 1: Work skills: Talking about your job; Functions: Firts meeting and greetings; Review
    5-6 BViU: Unit 1 - Work and jobs, Unit 2 - Ways of working
    7-8 IE-Pre-Int Unit 2 Celebrations: Grammar - Present Continuous; Present Simple; Vocabulary: Jobs, make, do, have
    9-10 IE-Pre-Int Unit 2: Work skills: Emails 1; Parts of an e-mail; Functions: Talking about schedules and arrangements, going to; Review
    11-12 BViU: Unit 3 - Recruitment and selection, Unit 4 - Skills and qualifications
    13-14 IE-Pre-Int Unit 3 Travelling to work: Grammar - Past Simple; Vocabulary: Talking about travel
    15-16 IE-Pre-Int Unit 3: Work skills: Telephoning 1; Starting and ending a phone call; Functions: Asking for and giving advice, Review
    17-18 BViU: Unit 5 - Pay and benefits, Unit 6 - People and workplaces
    19-20 IE-Pre-Int Unit 4 Objects and designs: Grammar - Passives: Present Simple, Past Simple
    21-22 IE-Pre-Int Unit 4: Vocabulary: Describing people and objects; Work skills: Meetings 1: Stages of a meeting
    23-24 IE-Pre-Int Unit: Functions: Asking for and giving opinions, agreeing and disagreeing, Review
    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
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 2011, summer 2012, Winter 2012, Winter 2013, Winter 2014, Winter 2015, Winter 2016, Summer 2017, Winter 2017, Winter 2018, Winter 2019, Winter 2020, Winter 2021, Winter 2023, Winter 2024.
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