Course detail

Professional English 1

FP-PA1Acad. year: 2017/2018

The course focuses on characteristic features of professional business communication. It provides students with the relevant specialist language and professional communication skills they will need in the workplace. The course provides preparation for Business English examinations at B2 level.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course at the upper-intermediate level (B2 according to CEFR) is designed to prepare students for various economic professions. It will enrich their professional vocabulary and enable them to express themselves more authoritatively in professional contexts.


English exam at intermediate level as minimum (B1 according to CEFR).


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

COTTON, David, David FALVEY, Simon KENT, Bill MASCULL, John ROGERS a Lewis LANSFORD. Market Leader: Upper Intermediate: Business English. 3rd ed. Harlow: Pearson Education, 2012. ISBN 978-1-4082-3709-0. (EN)
MASCULL, B: Business Vocabuary in Use Advanced, CUP 2010 (EN)
MURPHY, Raymond. English grammar in use: a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate learners of English: with answers. 4th ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, c2012, x, 380 s. ISBN 9780521189064. (EN)
MANN, Malcolm a Steve TAYLORE-KNOWLES. Destination B2: grammar and vocabulary : [with answer key]. Oxford: Macmillan, 2006. ISBN 9780230035386. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course it taught by means of language lessons focused on practicing language skills and developing vocabulary. It includes also individual work of students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Attendance and active participation at classes, final test
Exam: listening, reading

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1 U1: Good Communicators, Improving Communications,
2 U1: E-mail: For and Against, Idioms, The Price of Success
3 U2: Marketing Word Partnerships, Italian Luxury, How to Market Internationally
4 U2: Noun Compounds and Noun Phrases, Creating a Global Brand
5 U4: Prefixes, Successful Businesses,
6 U4: Carlos Slim, Present and Past Tenses
7 U5: Synonyms and Word-building, Staff Motivation,
8 U5: Working for the Best Companies, Passives
9 U5: Passives, Just Good Friends?
10 U6: Describing Risk, Managing Risks,
11 U6: Insuring Trade Risks, Adverbs of Degree
12 U6: Winton Carter Mining, Revision
13 Credit Test


The course has a practical approach and is intended for pre-service students preparing for work in a business environment.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Students’ participation at seminars is compulsory and their work is systematically controlled. Absence may be compensated for by the agreement with the teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MGR Master's

    branch MGR-UFRP , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch MGR-ŘEP , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch MGR-PFO , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit


Language exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer