YOJ1A_KAL English for Special Purposes 1

Moravian Business College Olomouc
winter 2014
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Bc. Justine Bacay (seminar tutor)
Ing. Mgr. Kateřina Důbravová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ludmila Faltýnková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Michal Kluka (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jitka Lidaříková
Moravian Business College Olomouc
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 objective of English for Specific Purposes 1 is to further develop students' communication and presentation skills in English focusing on using English to communicate in specific branches of industry and business.
    1. Participating in meetings
    a. The three stages of a successful meeting
    b. How to participate effectively at each stage
    2. Formal meetings
    a. Organizing a meeting
    b. Chairing a meeting
    3. Informal meetings
    a. Making informal meetings effective
    b. Leading an informal team meeting
    4. Networking
    a. How to make networking work for you
    b. Being interested, positive and interesting
    5. Job interviews
    a. How to be an effective interviewer
    b. How to be a successful candidate
    6. Teleconferencing
    a. Leading a teleconference
    b. Participating in a teleconference
    7. Negotiating
    a. Reaching an agreement
    b. Three principles of negotiating
    8. Appraisals
    a. Setting objectives
    b. Giving and receiving feedback

    1. Preparing your presentation
    a. Planning your presentation
    b. Practising your presentation
    c. Dealing with nerves
    2. Structuring your presentation
    a. Using the core structure
    b. Guiding your audience
    3. Introducing your presentation
    a. Understanding your audience
    b. The ABCD model
    4. Delivering your message
    a. Communicating your main messages
    b. Structuring your message with PEEP
    5. Using visual aids
    a. Designing visual aids
    b. Using visual aids successfully
    6. Concluding
    a. Making a final impression
    b. Ending effectively
    7. Handling questions
    a. Handling questions effectively
    b. Using the LEVER model
    8. Bringing it alive!
    a. Bringing a presentation to life
    b. Turning a good presentation into a great presentation

    1. Choosing jobs
    a. First impressions
    b. Researching financial employers
    c. Reasons for going into finance
    d. What can you expect from a career in banking?
    e. A covering letter
    f. Describing a job
    2. Personal finance
    a. Customer relationship management
    b. The banking code
    c. Financial check-up
    d. Customer complaints
    e. Suggestions and advice
    3. Company financial services
    a. Outsourcing
    b. Controlling business expenses
    c. Scheduling appointments
    d. Requests and offers
    e. A memo
    4. 4 Economic indicators
    a. Investing in emerging markets
    b. Presenting figures
    c. Interpreting data, presenting data
    d. Explaining trends and their causes
    e. A report
    5. Economic cycles
    a. How to behave in meetings
    b. The IMF and World Bank
    c. The 'Great Depression'
    d. Managing the world economy
    e. Recession and recovery
    f. An internal report
    6. Economic sectors
    a. Regional development agencies
    b. Investment decisions
    c. Competing in the global economy
    d. The road to development
    e. Industries and sectors
    1. Convergence in telecoms and IT
    a. Convergence in technology
    b. Convergence in business
    c. A converged future
    2. Mobility
    a. Mobile devices
    b. Mobile technology
    3. Software
    a. Software solutions
    b. Project management
    4. Networking
    a. Global infrast
    required literature
  • RICCA-MCCARTHY, T., DUCKWORTH, M. English for Telecoms and Information Technology. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-456990-6. info
  • HUGHES, J., MALLETT, A. Successful Meetings. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-476839-9. info
  • HUGHES, J., MALLETT, A. Successful Presentations. Oxford University Press., 2012. ISBN 978-0-19-476835-1. info
  • CLARK, R., BAKER, D. Finance 1. Oxford University Press, 2011. ISBN 978-0-19-456993-4. 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: elaboration of 2 written assignments, a presentation, a final test
Oral form: presentation + proving the student's communication skills in a purpose-specific area within an interview with the lecturer
The course is also listed under the following terms winter 2012, winter 2013.
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