In this course, students will study the basic of effective methods to communicate in business environment. They will become aware of linguistic and cultural background of business communication. They will learn to use appropriate discursive practices to structure business texts and to solve communicative tasks in this field. They will get familiar with modern tools supporting business communication and its efficiency.
The goal of mastering the discipline
You will be able to express thoughts effectively and understand the ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics in the context of business communication in cross-cultural environment.
The skills you get
- On completion of the course, students should be able to: • apply modern of effective business discursive practices • use search engines and expert databases to organize and monitor verbal information
- Semester1 vocabulary, grammar structures, expressions and phrases within the topic in question: Business communication and professional discourse. Small talks. Invitations. Business meetings and events. Cultural variety and business contexts. vocabulary, grammar structures, expressions and phrases within the topic in question: Digital conversations, types of information and modes of communication. Planning meetings. Conflicts and trouble shooting. Cross-cultural communication techniques. Semester2 vocabulary, grammar structures, expressions and phrases within the topic in question: Effective presentations. How to plan your report. What hooks are appropriate in business presentations. The image of effective speakers. Structuring your information. How to finish your presentation, Q vocabulary, grammar structures, expressions and phrases within the topic in question: How to organise and conduct an effective business meeting. How to lead a meeting. How to make decisions. Discussions and oppinions. Summary and feedback. How to finish a meeting. Business correspondence. Effective resume.
- 1st year, 1st and 2nd semester