Networking in English
- Department of Pedagogical and Psychological Studies
Focusing on the practical communicative needs of the students, the aim of the course is to acquire and systematically develop language skills and strategies of effective and appropriate business communication, interaction and behaviour in typical networking situations (creation and management of a network of business contacts with people who might help with extension and development of business opportunities) through language analysis, role-plays and practice situations, vocabulary and grammar development, teamwork, and individual feedback. Practical language skills will be systematically developed in contexts and situations relevant to professional work.
- Syllabus of lectures:
- Syllabus of tutorials:
1.Introduction to networking, basic concepts
2.Question formation (rhetorical, open and closed)
3.Language of interviews, basic interview strategies
4.Intonation & vocal clarity
5.Self-marketing and branding, business etiquette
6.Language of social media, effective electronic communication (email, Facebook, LinkedIn)
7.Mid-term revision, common mistakes.
8.Language and strategies of suggestion, explanation and persuasion
9.Negotiations, feedbacks and summaries
10.Formal vs. informal language for social/business interaction, diplomatic and idiomatic language
11.Presentation skills in English: from public speeches to business small talk & elevator pitch
12.The essentials of intercultural awareness
- Study Objective:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
-effectively contact, keep and manage business and social contacts in English
-choose and apply suitable language tools and strategies with respect to the given context and situation in both personal and electronic communication
-effectively use wide range of communication strategies in both speaking and writing
-analyze discourse and communication strategies in business environment
- Study materials:
Networking in EnglishBarrett, Barney; and Sharma, Pete2010.
English Grammar In Use.Murphy, 2010.
Working In EnglishJones, L2001
Anglický slovník Lingea Lexicon 5.Kolektiv autorů,2009.
Make your contacts count: networking know-how for business and career success. Baber, Anne2007.
The 11 laws of likability: relationship networking- because people do business with people they like.
Lederman, Michelle Tillis, 2012.
From business cards to business relationships: personal branding and profitable networking made easy, Graham Allison, 2012.
Leadership networking: connect, collaborate, createGrayso, Curt; and Baldwin, David 2007.
- Further information:
- No time-table has been prepared for this course
- The course is a part of the following study plans: