Business Correspondence

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
U04E0202 ZK 3 0P+2C English
It is not possible to register for the course U04E0202 if the student is concurrently registered for or has previously completed the course 32BE-P-BCOR-01 (mutually exclusive courses).
The requirement for course U04E0202 can be fulfilled by substitution with the course 32BE-P-BCOR-01.
Garant předmětu:
Institute of Language Studies

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. The course also uncovers cultural differences in Czech and English business communication


Active participation in the seminars

Final test )

Written homework

Attendance (75%, ie 3x90 min)

Syllabus of lectures:
Syllabus of tutorials:

1 Introduction. Email structure. Content and style. AI.

2 Job application and personnel appointments

3 Recommendation letters

4 Enquiries and replying to enquiries

5 Complaints and apologies

6 Orders

7 Reports

8 Advertising and publicity

9 Formal vs informal; American vs (?) British vs (?) Czech; translation

10 Banking

11 Payment

12 Miscellaneous correspondence, AI, grammar and spelling

13 Revision

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

. discover cultural differences and integrate them into their discourse appropriately

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

Further information:
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The course is a part of the following study plans:
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