The main objective of the course is for students to be able to communicate verbally and express themselves in written form at the elementary level as well as to master elementary professional business terminology.
By mastering the content of the course students will:
• gain the ability to achieve elementary verbal and written types of communication in a series of everyday business situations,
• possess awareness of sociolinguistic and cultural differences as well as strategic competence,
• be aware of the importance of the correct choice of language resources,
• be familiar with the basic forms of written communication,
• gain the ability to master the use of paper dictionaries (also print or hard copy dictionaries) and dictionaries in electronic form,
• read numeric records,
• be ready to apply the acquired knowledge and further work on the language acquisition.
• Topics: business environment and business activities; home and leisure activities; appearance, traits, habits and feelings of people; travel, other countries and cultural differences, events and personalities from the present and the past.
• Grammar: the present simple and continuous verb form, the simple past verb form, the present perfect verb form, possessive adjectives, possessive pronouns, indefinite pronouns, quantifiers, modal verbs, questions, countable and uncountable nouns, the plural of nouns, comparison of adjectives, the form going to for expressing a future action. Semantic formulas in situations of making contacts, at the restaurant, on a journey.
• Simulation of speech situations.
Cunningham, S., Moor, P., & Crace, A. (2013). Cutting Edge, Students’ Book. Longman, UK.
Cunningham, S., Moor, P., &. Crace, A. (2013). Cutting Edge, Workbook. Longman, UK.
Murphy, R. (2015). Essential Grammar in Use. 4th edition, CUP.
Audio-visual materials are accompanied by the textbook and educational material available online.
Interactive teaching, independent and group work, pair-work.