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STUDY PLANS
2020/2021

Business Correspondence

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
U04E0202 ZK 3 0P+2C English
Lecturer:
Eva Císlerová (guarantor)
Tutor:
Eva Císlerová (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Institute of Language Studies
Synopsis:

The aim of the course to help students write better emails in English as emails are the most common form of written communication. It is aimed at intermediate or upper-intermediate level, and consists of sessions of language practice covering a wide range of business topics. It includes exercises on email style, but also practices more conventional language areas, such as fixed expressions, sentence structures, linking words, prepositions, verb tenses, and punctuation etc. It will help students to write effective emails, express themselves clearly, and their writing will be easier to understand.

Requirements:

Active participation in the seminars

Final test online (MS teams)

Written homework

Attendance (75%)

Syllabus of lectures:

Session 1 Introduction, U1 (CtC)

Session 2 U2 (CtC) Email structure; Attachments

Session 3 U7 (CtC) Formal/informal style; U5 (CtC) Apologies

Session 4 U3 (CtC) Giving news; Punctuation

Session 5 Being indirect and polite (EE 29, 30);Common mistakes (EE15)

Session 6 TEST online (MS Teams)

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

. communicate via emails in English on various business topics

. use formal and informal register appropriately

. avoid/explain misunderstanding in written communication

. choose suitable language structures

Study materials:

ISBN10: 1405012943 Email English Paul Emmerson 2013

ISBN-10: 0130897922 Business Correspondence: A Guide to Everyday Writing Lin Lougheed 2003

ISBN-10: 0194572137 Oxford Handbook of Commercial Correspondence A. Ashley 2007

ISBN 9780521532891 English Grammar In Use Raymond Murphy 2004

ISBN 978-80-87062-52-4 Anglický slovník Lingea Lexicon 5

Note:
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Time-table for summer semester 2020/2021:
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Data valid to 2020-09-25
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