70 hours

Credit value: 9 ECTS

Summary:

You are expected to improve your knowledge of the modern English language essential international business communication, including: informal and formal communication, spoken and written language, effects of communication failure and dealing with consequences.

Business English: Getting ready for a job interview, business communication using new media, communication in business meetings/trips, description of a service, business plans, importance of suitable expressions of disagreement and negative notions in a foreign language, negotiations.

Presentation of own culture in business environment: Intercultural competence development, appropriate attitude to otherness, understanding of interculturalism, pragmatics of cross-cultural communication.

Learning Outcomes and Objectives

After taking this course, you will gain knowledge in:

  1. The current need for understanding specifics of other cultures
  2. The role of the English language in international social processes
  3. Argumentative techniques and strategies
  4. The application of efficient writing for business environment communication
  5. Decision-making in linguistic mediation of linguistic and cultural specifics
  6. Reflection via the critical evaluation of interculturalism limitations
  7. Preventing negative impacts of inadequate linguistic decisions

Teaching and Learning Methods

Frontal teaching, working in smaller groups or pair work, independent student work, e-learning. Teaching methods will include explanation, conversation/discussion, working with texts, case studies, roleplay, and student presentations.

Assessment

Presentations, written assignment and classroom contribution.

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The course is taught by:

Sophie Burton – EMUNI

Katja Težak – EMUNI

Neva Čebron – EMUNI