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2KJ Commercial Languages – minor specialization

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The “Commercial Languages“ minor specialization ​​is designed for students who want to actively deepen their knowledge of two foreign languages ​​and expand the profile of their main specialization for a deeper understanding of cultural and economic aspects of selected regions of the world economy, in which these languages ​​are used. The study provides an advanced understanding of the cultural, historical, political and economic facts necessary to conduct business in the USA, the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Latin America and Russia, depending on the choice and interest of the student. At the same time, students of the minor specialization deepen their professional language skills and acquire advanced skills in academic writing in two languages.

Graduates will understand current developments and will be able to analyze in detail the situation in the given countries, their mutual relations and cultural specific features. The study of this specialization is suitable for those students who intend to work in foreign policy and trade, diplomacy or economic diplomacy, i.e. those fields where communication in foreign languages plays an important role. Much attention is given to professional language teaching based on the relevant topics. Graduates are prepared to work in diplomacy, in companies doing business in foreign markets, in international firms and organizations.

Learning outcomes
Expertise
Graduates know:

  • principles of professional written and oral communication skills, with an emphasis on technical, strategic and socio-cultural features and intercultural communication, as well as on the professional differences of the language area;
  • technical terminology of their fields in the foreign language (incl. idioms), and principles of professional style (incl. grammatical features) of the spoken and written speech;
  • cultural specific features of selected countries, traditional tendencies of their foreign and economic policies;
  • current trends and tendencies in the countries concerned (multiculturalism, cultural specifics, differences in business negotiations etc.).

 Professional skills
Graduates can:

  • read and understand professional literature in two world languages​​;
  • formulate professional written and oral discourses in two world languages​​, using correct grammar, and at an appropriate stylistic level;
  • select and use appropriate communication and argumentation strategies;
  • present their views and defend them in an international environment, with respect for cultural differences and customs of the countries concerned.

 Structure of courses

  1. Students will be required to choose two commercial languages ​​from the menu;
  2. Students will be required to choose two courses on professional writing skills from the menu;
  3. Students can choose any of 12 ECTS from the courses focused on the economic and cultural facts and cultural specifics;

 

 State Exam 2KJ Commercial languages

 

Thesis
Within the 2KJ minor specialization it is possible to write a thesis in one of the studied languages, without having to pass the C1 language certificate. The general conditions for writing a thesis within the minor specialization remain valid.

 

 1. Profile of the English part of the minor specialization 

The “Commercial languages”  minor specialization ​(English part) is designed for students who want to actively expand their main specialization while deepening their knowledge of the US and Great Britain. The study provides advanced understanding of the cultural, historical, political and economic principles. At the same time students deepen their language knowledge and skills, and also improve their academic writing in English.

Graduates understand current developments and are able to analyze situations in the respective countries, their mutual relations, including relations with the EU, as well as the specific relations of Great Britain to the countries of the Commonwealth. The study of the English part of the specialization is suitable for those students who want to work in foreign policy and trade, diplomacy, or economic diplomacy, i.e. in those fields where communication in foreign languages plays an important role. Much attention is given to professional language teaching based on the relevant topics.

Graduates are prepared to work in diplomacy, in companies doing business in foreign markets, or in international firms and organizations.

 

2. Outputs of learning
Expertise

Graduates can:

  • orientate themselves in internal and international issues relating to the countries concerned;
  • explain the cultural aspects of the two countries, the tradition of their foreign and internal policies, including relations with the countries of the former British Empire and the EU.
  • interpret trends and tendencies in the countries concerned (multiculturalism, ethnic and religious particularities, etc.).

Professional skills

Graduates can:

  • read and understand the highly-specialized professional literature in the English language;
  • write academic texts in English on a high grammatical and stylistic level;
  • present and defend their views in an international environment (both Czech and foreign students).

 

 3. Courses in the academic year

2AJ501 Commercial English – opens every semester
2AJ509 Academic writing – opens every semester
2AJ502 British Civilization – opens only in winter semester
2AJ503 American Civilization – opens only in the summer semester

 

Thesis
Within the 2KJ minor specialization it is possible to write a thesis in one of the studied languages, without having to obtain the C1 language certificate. The general conditions for writing a thesis within the minor specialization remain valid.