Course details

English for Europe

AEU Acad. year 2023/2024 Winter semester 3 credits

The course is focused on the development of the students' verbal and written communication skills and their further professional application within the wider framework of both Czech and European job markets. The central elements of the course consist in practising communication in the European cultural, business and legal environment and activities designed to describe and question European cultures in comparison with the Czech Republic (considering the Euro-American cultural context into account). The course provides the overview of the European Union institutions and their functions and presents the English language as the universal tool providing access to education and jobs to the Czech and Moravian university graduates. The coursework is based on the interpretation of written and audio-visual sources, discussion and personal opinion presentation.


Course coordinator

Language of instruction

Czech, English



Time span

  • 26 hrs exercises

Assessment points

  • 60 pts final exam
  • 40 pts mid-term test



Learning objectives

Vocabulary development and practising the general ability to work with language Encouraging the students to communicate actively. Further broadening of European horizons. Teaching the techniques of writing.

The ability to find one's way in the European (and world) cultural and professional environment. The ability to use English in a wide range of everyday situations. The knowledge of various writing techniques. Improved ability to understand spoken English. 

The student is able to

  • describe EU institutions and knows the basic facts about their functioning
  • understands the relationships of the Euro-American cultural context
  • explains and describes the structure of a firm and its functioning, introduces its products and services to potential business partners
  • prepares documents connected with the job application procedures
  • is prepared for different situations connected with the job interview
  • responds adequately in problem solving (professional communication)
  • makes basic formal documents
  • discusses the problems of the legal system and environment
  • compares cultural environment of different countries and understands cultural differences

Why is the course taught

The course enables students to acquire professional vocabulary, language functions and language skills necessary for European (and world) cultural and professional environment.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

The course knowledge required corresponds with the standards of the intermediate level course.

Study literature

  • SWAN, Michael. Practical English usage. Fourth edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, [2017]. ISBN 978-0-19-420243-5.

Progress assessment

Active participation in seminars (75%), credit: semester test (min. 24, max. 40, semester test may be repeatedonly once), exam (min. 30, max. 60).
The content and forms of  instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Exam prerequisites

Active participation in seminars (75%), semester test (min. 24, max. 40, semester test may be repeated only once), exam (min. 30, max. 60).


Mon exercise lectures T10/N 3.25 11:0012:5020 1MIT 2BIA 2BIB 2MIT 3BIT xx Smutný

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