XA3B1_KAL English 3 - B1

Moravian Business College Olomouc
winter 2013
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Maria Baun Starostina, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Gerald Robert Cohl (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Bc. Irena Kovačičinová (seminar tutor)
Kevin Swan (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Bc. Irena Kovačičinová
Moravian Business College Olomouc
XA1B1, XA2B1
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the subject English 3 - B1 is to master the basics of business English.
  • 1. Introduction, Revision of grammar
    2. Unit 1 - Working life
    a) Describing work
    b) Grammar: Present simple review, Frequency adverbs
    c) Practical English: How to express interest
    d) Business communication: Socializing - Introductions and saying what you do
    3. Case study
    Unit 1: Speed networking
    4. Unit 2 - Projects
    a) Projects
    b) Grammar: Present simple and continuous
    c) Practical English: How to start and end phone calls
    d) Business communication: Meetings - Updating and delegating tasks
    5. Case study
    Unit 2: Planning a launch party
    6. Unit 3 - Leisure time
    a) Work-life balance
    b) Grammar: Past simple and present perfect
    c) Practical English: How to end a conversation
    d) Business communication: Exchanging information - Talking about leisure, Exchanging contact details
    7. Case study
    Unit 3: Corridor conversations
    8. Unit 4 - Services & systems
    a) Service
    b) Grammar: Comparative forms
    c) Practical English: How to introduce information
    d) Business communication: Presenting - Explaining how something works, Comparing new with old
    9. Case study
    Unit 4: Improving systems
    10. Unit 5 - Customers
    a) Customer service
    b) Grammar: Present simple and continuous for future use
    c) Practical English: Starting a conversation on the phone
    d) Business communication: Exchanging information - Getting information, Making and changing arrangements
    11. Case study
    Unit 5: Managing customer feedback
    12. Revision
    13. Credit test (UNIT 1-5)

    required literature
  • HUGHES, John, NAUNTON, Jon. Business Result. Intermediate. Student's Book. Oxford University Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-19-476801-6. info
    recommended literature
  • MURPHY, R. English Grammar in Use 3rd Edition with Answers. Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN 978-0-52153289-1. info
  • OXENDEN, C. New English File - Pre-intermediate Student´s Book. Oxford University Press, 2004. ISBN 978-0-19-451909-0. info
  • OXENDEN, C. New English File -Pre-intermediate Workbook. Oxford University Press, 2004. ISBN 978-0-19-451804-8. info
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Teacher's information
Written form - final and progress test: testing knowledge of vocabulary, language structures and grammatical features.
Oral form - final oral examination: Students must prove to be able to react correctly in situations based on the covered topics and to react on questions of the examiner.
The course is also listed under the following terms winter 2012, winter 2014, winter 2015.
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