Course: Introduction to Professional English

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Course title Introduction to Professional English
Course code KCJ/5UAJ
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Suchánková Hana, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Izavčuk Jaroslav, Mgr.
Course content
1. Introduction 2. Studying at Faculty of Social and Economic Studies 3. Physical geography 4. Personal finances, household income, income distribution 5. Public finances, taxes, wealth system 6. National budget 7. Crime and punishment 8. Legal English, offences, crimes, court action, prison, probation 9. Justice, justice system, court trial 10. Revision 11. test

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 26 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 26 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 26 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course is a preparatory course which expands general language skills, however, at the same time, acquisition of the language for specific purposes starts at the levels of grammar, lexis and style. All language skills are practised so that the students could make themselves understood in every-day situations and at the same time master less demanding forms of professional communication.
Participants will acquire new terminology from their academic field of study, expands their English language competence, discuss particular issues, compare the systems of English speaking countries, apply the knowledge of their institutions when analyzing the Czech system, identify differences in both systems.
B1, intermediate entry English language level

Assessment methods and criteria
B1, intermediate English langauge level
Recommended literature
  • CROWTHER, Jonathan, Ed. Oxford Guide to British and American Culture. Oxford: Oxford university press, 2006. ISBN 0-19-431129-5..
  • HEWINGS, Martin. . Advanced Grammar in Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. ISBN 978-1-107-69738-6..
  • CHURCH, Jenny a kol. Social Trends. London: Crown copyright, 2004. ISBN 0116208384..
  • MACKENZIE, Ian. English for Business Studies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-521-74341-9..
  • MCCARTHY, Michael. English Vocabulary in Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. ISBN 0521423961..
  • MURPHY, Raymond. English Grammar in Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. ISBN 978-05-211-8939-2..
  • PAVLÍK, Zdeněk a kol. Population Development in the ČR. Praha: Studijní opory pro kombinované studium, 2002..
  • WELLMAN, Guy. Wordbuilder. Praha: Heinemann, 1991. ISBN 0435285564.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Social and Economic Studies Regional Development and Public Administration (A) Economy 1 Winter