Course: Forms and Methods of Communication

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Course title Forms and Methods of Communication
Course code KAJ/FMCBE
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Grzinčič Dagmar, Mgr.
Course content
Week 1: Introduction to the topic (clear and effective communication) Week 2: International English (the role and importance of English in global communication, its role and importance for students career, cross-cultural understanding Week 3: Building a relationship (first impressions, making contacts, small talk, keep up a conversation, body language) Week 4: School Culture Week 5: Time Management, Speed of Life Week 6: Work and Motivation Week 7: Problem Solving Week 8: Job Interview Week 9: Making decisions Week 10: Negotiating Week 11: Meetings Week 12: Giving opinions, agreeing and disagreeing Week 13: Organizing a konference Week 14: Consolidation

Learning activities and teaching methods
Practicum, E-learning, Students' self-study
Learning outcomes
This course is meant to improve Communication Skills through challenging real-world tasks, which provide constant opportunities for discussion and maximize student involvement. Great emphasis is placed on boosting lexical range of learners as well as systematical development of key communication skills. Through motivating activities that reflect the real world of a modern workplace, students are encouraged to sharpen their communication, which enables them to effectively connect with others, build trust and respect, and feel understood. To sum up, the seminar is focused on Soft Skill Training that facilitates students to effectively navigate their environment, work well with others, perform well, and achieve their goals. The course is intended to be highly interactive and aims to involve learner in a process of feedback, evaluation and development. Most students will have to negotiate with their employers, discuss work with their colleagues, or even attend large conferences in their future career. In all cases, their ability to respond quickly and naturally to view ideas will be at premium.
Improvment in communication and self-development.
Prerequisites
B2 level of English

Assessment methods and criteria
Interview, Written assignment

Active participation, presentations, seminar paper. In case of a critical pandemic situation, everything is converted into an on-line environment.
Recommended literature
  • Mackenzie I. English for Business Studies, , CUP, 2002. Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  • Mascull, B. Business Vocabulary in Use. Cambridge University Press, 2003.
  • Powell, M. In company - Upper intermediate. Macmillan, 2008.
  • Powell, M. In company - intermediate. Macmillan, 2006.
  • Sweeney, S. English for Business Communication. Cambridge University Press, 2003.
  • Wright, A. How to Communicate Successfully. Cambridge University Press, 1987.


Study plans that include the course
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