Business English 2

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

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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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