Courses for all Students

These courses may be attended by Bachelor students of Economics, Business Administration or Business Education who are in their basic or advanced studies, or Master students. Students belonging to other faculties may also register for these courses if - one week before courses begin - vacant places are available.

There are three levels:

The Introduction group of courses consists of the courses 1a - 1c. They are suitable for students who have no knowledge or very little knowledge of economic English. All Introduction courses have the same target level (B1.2 according to the Common European Reference Framework for Languages) and thus have exactly the same content.

COURSE CONTENT: This course focuses on the fundamental concepts of the business, economic and financial world.  Students will be given an opportunity to practice the four language skills (listening, speaking, writing and reading). However, only reading and writing are tested in the final exam. Additionally, the development of students’ critical thinking abilities will be actively encouraged in discussions and written exercises. 

TOPICS: Unit 1 - Brands; Unit 2 - Marketing Strategies; Unit 3 - What is economics?; Unit 4 - Economic indicators; Unit 5 - Retail banking. 

COURSE MATERIAL to be distributed in class.

EXAMINING METHOD: In all these English for Economists courses a 90-minute written examination is set. For passing the written examination in the last week of the semester, a graded certificate is awarded. 

Obligatory online registration

The Intermediate group of courses consists of the courses 2a - 2h. They are suitable for students who already possess some knowledge of economic English. All Intermediate courses are of the same target level (level B2.1 according to the Common European Reference Framework for Languages) and thus have exactly the same content.

COURSE CONTENT: In this group of courses topics relating to Business Administration based on economic principles and theories are discussed in depth. Although many topics have a global context, reference to English-speaking as well as other economically strong countries is also made. In discussions on economic topics students have ample opportunity to intensify both their active and passive knowledge.

TOPICS: Unit 1 - Start-ups; Unit 2 - The Gig Economy; Unit 3 - The Business Cycle;  Unit 4 - Economic theorists; Unit 5 - Fintech.

COURSE MATERIAL to be distributed in class.

EXAMINING METHOD: In all these English for Economists courses a 90-minute written examination is set. For passing the written examination in the last week of the semester, a graded certificate is awarded. 

Obligatory online registration

The Upper Intermediate group of courses consists of the four courses 3a - 3d. These courses complete what has been learnt in the Introduction and Intermediate courses and intensify the general knowledge of Business Administration. They prepare students for the next level of competence, C1, i.e. the Credit-Point courses A, B, C and D. All Upper Intermediate courses have exactly the same target level (B2.2 according to the Common European Reference Framework for Languages) and thus have exactly the same content.

COURSE CONTENT: These courses consolidate the knowledge acquired in the Introduction and Intermediate courses and concentrate on specific and carefully chosen topics of a business administration nature. Great emphasis is laid on extending vocabulary and understanding economic correlations. For this purpose up-to-date economic texts and case studies are examined and discussed in depth. The specially designed exercises motivate students to form and express their own independent opinions.

TOPICS: Unit 1 - The future of work; Unit 2 - Business ethics; Unit 3 - Behavioural  economics; Unit 4 - Poverty; Unit 5 - Financial markets.

COURSE MATERIAL to be distributed in class 

EXAMINING METHOD: In all these English for Economists courses a 90-minute written examination is set. For passing the written examination in the last week of the semester, a graded certificate is awarded. 

Obligatory online registration

TEACHING METHOD
In all English for Economists courses homework exercises are set with a purpose of repeating and consolidating what has been learnt for the first time. Vocabulary extension is achieved through active learning in class and consolidating it in homework assignments. Grammar exercises are designed to promote linguistic and contextual understanding of the topics discussed and form the basis for discussions as well as writing exercises on the economic topics discussed in class.

REGISTRATION 
Pre-registration is required and can be done online.

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