Course details

English Skills for Workplace Communication

0SE FSI 0SE Acad. year 2022/2023 Winter semester 3 credits

Current academic year

The course is intended to develop the English language skills to communicate confidently in an international workplace. The focus is on spoken language, practising communication skills and developing the ability to pass the recruitment process, present ideas and negotiate in an international workplace.


Language of instruction




Time span

  • 26 hrs exercises



Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

A student who successfully passes the 0SE course can contribute effectively to meetings and discussions in various situations and use language skills needed for successful communication in the workplace. Students will be able to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity, give a prepared presentation, negotiate and chair meetings. The skills will help students when applying for new jobs, or developing their future career. They will also be useful for various study-related situations where the English language is required.

Learning objectives

The course is aimed at delevoping business communication skills students will need in their future careers at B2 level.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

The minimum entry requirement is the English knowledge corresponding to B1 level.

Study literature

  • HEWINGS, Martin. Advanced grammar in use: a self-study reference and practice book for advanced learners of English : with answers and CD-ROM. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. ISBN 978-1-107-69989-2.
  • COTTON, David, David FALVEY, Simon KENT, Bill MASCULL, John ROGERS a Lewis LANSFORD. Market leader: upper intermediate : business English. 3rd ed. Harlow: Pearson Education, 2012. ISBN 978-1-4082-3709-0.

Fundamental literature

  • APPLEBY, Rachel. Business One:One. Advanced. Oxford: OUP, 2009. ISBN 978-0194576819.
  • CHAN, Mable. English for business communication. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2020. Routledge applied English language introductions. ISBN 978-1-138-48168-8.

Progress assessment

Course-unit credit is awarded on condition of having attended the seminars actively and worked out assigned tasks. The overal evaluation reflects students' projects.

Teaching methods and criteria

Language instruction as an extension of basic professional curriculum.

Controlled instruction

Attendance at seminars is compulsory and is systematically checked by the teacher. Students are allowed to miss two seminars. In well-founded cases, extra absences can be made up for after consulting the situation with the teacher. Attendance and active participation in classes are necessary conditions for taking an examination.

How to contact the teacher

Teachers may be contacted via email or in the office hours.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme BIT, 2nd year of study, Elective
  • Programme BIT (in English), 2nd year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 2nd year of study, Elective
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