Summer School of Business English and Academic Writing


Course supervisor


Viktor Korček, Ph.D. et MBA et B.A.

Study load

Classes are held in the morning and afternoon.

Course objectives & General description

This course will help you to improve your Business English communication skills to further advance your career. This part of course is focused primarily on communication during meetings and on negotiating which is extremely important but often almost forgotten during English classes. Negotiating a deal is like a first date. Each side is watching the other carefully, trying to judge intentions and read between the lines. A false step or cross word can cost you the deal. When dealing with foreign partners, your English skills will be put to the test. Can you find just the right tone, the reassuring expressions, to close the deal? During the course participants should gain business English skills for finance, marketing and international trade.

The second part of this course focuses on academic writing where many students may come across issues such as planning or writing articles, citations, work with sources, selecting journal and some others. When this course is finished, the participants should be aware of their strengths and weaknesses and they should also know how to overcome these. This part will be 2 day long.


  • Gain business English skills for finance, marketing, or international trade
  • Attend small classes – usually 15 students
  • Learn about business etiquette across cultures
  • Improve communication skills through examinations of management types, advertising and presentation skills, business etiquette and  customs, and negotiation styles…you will learn a great deal about communicating and negotiation with your business partner
  • Complement your learning with case studies, guest speakers, and company visits
  • Strengthen your English skills before entering one of CBU’s many certificate programs or before entering an MBA program
  • Improve your knowledge on English use when dealing with academic issues and especially writing research papers

Depending on number of participants, we divide them into several groups depending on their knowledge of English.

Target group

Students and professionals eager to improve their English language knowledge with focus on communication and academic writing.
English is recommended at least at A2 or B1 levels.

Course dates

July 10, 2017 – July 23, 2017 (two weeks, full course)
July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017 (three weeks, with library and sightseeing free time)


Prague, Czech Republic


Two Credits + International Certificate for all participants

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