B_AJ_2 English Language 2

University of Finance and Administration
Summer 2025
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Ivona Kuželíková
Subdepartment of Languages – Department of Social Sciences – Departments – University of Finance and Administration
Contact Person: Ivana Plačková
B_AJ_1 English Language 1
The requirement for the completion of this course is completion of the course B_AJ_1.
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 presentation skills, trends and innovations, describing and solving problems, working styles and career, job application.
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 countable and uncountable nouns
- to use "much, many, few, little"
- to use "some, any, no"
- to compare adjectives
- to form and use present perfect simple
- to use vocabulary concerning career ladder, problems at work, development process, innovation and invention, products and services, materials and suppliers
- to use vocabulary concerning initiation of criminal proceeding and pre-trial proceedings, classification of crimes, elements of crimes, offenders and defences to crimes
  • Course content:
    International Express Pre-Intermediate, units 5-7
    Business Vocabulary in Use - Intermediate, units 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17

    Seminar´s content:
    1-2 IE-PI Unit 5: Resources - Countable and uncountable nouns
    3-4 IE-PI Unit 5: Vocabulary - Word groups, quantity, Work Skills - Presentations
    5-6 IE-PI Unit 5: Functions - Eating out, requests, Review
    7-8 BViU: unit 7 - The career ladder, unit 8 - Problems at work (Faculty of Economics), ApPP: Bodies Involved in Pre-Trial Proceedings Forms of Proceedings (Faculty of Law and Public Administration)
    9-10 IE-PI Unit 6: Street life - Comparisons
    11-12 IE-PI Unit 6: Vocabulary - Talking about cities, Work skills - Telephoning
    13-14 IE-PI Unit 6: Functions - At a hotel, Review
    15-16 BViU: unit 14 - The development process, unit 15 - Innovation and invention (Faculty of Economics), ApPP: Stages under the Criminal / Penal Code (Faculty of Law and Public Administration)
    17-18 IE-PI Unit 7: The sound of music - Present Perfect, Past Simple 19-20 IE-PI Unit 7: Vocabulary - Talking about changes and trends, Work skills - Presentations
    21-22 IE-PI Unit 7: Functions - Job interviews, Review
    23-24 BViU: unit 16 - Products and services, unit 17 - Materials and suppliers (Faculty of Economics), ApPP: Crime - Introduction, Classification of Crimes, Elements of Crimes, Offenders, Defences to Crimes
    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
  • PATOČKOVÁ, Nataša a kol., Angličtina pro policejní praxi, Aleš Čeněk, 2010, ISBN 978-80-7380-216-5
    recommended literature
  • 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
  • English Grammar in Use, Third edition (with answers and CD-ROM), Raymond Murphy, CUP, ISBN 978 0 521 53762 9
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 Winter 2011, summer 2012, Winter 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014, Summer 2015, Summer 2016, Winter 2016, Summer 2017, Summer 2018, Summer 2019, Summer 2020, Summer 2021, Summer 2022, Summer 2023, Summer 2024.
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