Business English 2

  • Topics
    • Marketing
    • Investment
    • Banking
    • Bonds, stocks, and shares
    • Accounting and financial statements
    • Government and taxation
    • The business cycle
  • Business grammar
  • Trends, graphs, and figures
  • Modal verbs
  • Conditionals
  • Reported speech
  • Prepositions
Communicative skills Talking about trends and developments Talking about finance Dealing with figures Telephoning The uses of stocks and shares Talking about price changes Discussing different possible investments Discussing and presenting a company’s financial results Considering the role of government intervention in the economy Discussing government spending and taxation

Mode of delivery

face to face



Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

  • MacKenzie, Ian (2010): English for Business Studies. A course for Business Studies and Economics Students. Student’s Book. 3rd ed. Cambridge University Press.
  • Emmerson, Paul. Business Grammar Builder (2010): Intermediate to Upper-Intermediate. Student's Book. 2nd ed. Hueber; Macmillan Publishers.
  • Business magazine: The Economist
  • Business Spotlight magazine

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Face-to-face learning (input, discussions, role plays, presentations, written activities), case studies, distance learning, blended learning, support through various media

Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assessment:

  • Weekly written quizzes 60%
  • Presentation 20%
  • Participation and performance in class, homework, and assignments 20%

Prerequisites and co-requisites

English CEFR Level B2


Degree programme

Logistics & Transport Management (Bachelor)



ECTS Credits


Language of instruction




Academic year



2 SS



Learning outcome

After successful completion of the course students are able

  • to understand and competently use the grammatical structures in “teaching content”
  • to use formal and informal presentations styles for business talks
  • to give a professional presentation about a current financial/business topic
  • to understand and talk about marketing tools
  • to describe trends and developments (line graphs, pie charts, bar charts)
  • to deal with figures and talk about finance
  • to make telephone arrangements
  • to discuss important current business topics in a professional manner e.g., government spending and taxation, government intervention in the economy
  • to consider the uses of stocks and shares
  • to talk about price changes
  • to discuss different possible investments

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