ECTS credits: 6
Lectures: 2
Exercises: 1

Course objective:

High level of understanding texts and materials on the topic of logistics, traffic, communications, managing logistics processes, maintenance. Development of students’ communication competencies (written and spoken). Use of profession-related, technical and business manuals.

Course contents:

- processing grammar units; verbs, passive, modals, respective sentences, conditional sentences, articles, -ing/-ed endings, indirect speech, adjectives and adverbs, comparison, conjunctions, causal and consequential relations - Obtaining language skills: word generation, collocations, comprehension and translation of multi-word lexemes, classification, definitions, paraphrasing, finding important information. - Work to enhance the knowledge of profession-related terminology; - Communication for the purpose of solving problems and making decisions; - Quick and precise exchange of information in context related to various aspects of business language; - Oral presentation of thematic units and development of communication skills (meetings, negotiations, appeals, business negotiations); - Writing letters, offer, applications, complaints; - Phone and e-mail communication, - use of visual aids during presentations, description of tables and diagrams.

Competences:

Ability to comprehend and use business English in reading technical texts, making phone calls, writing letter and e-mails, participating in meetings and presenting papers at different events and conferences.

Learning outcomes:

Having passed the exam, the student will be able to: 1. Develop and present a presentation of a professional topic of their own choice. 2. Appropriately present professional topics. 3. Use professional terminology from the field of logistics. 4. Comment and exchange opinions in English. 5. Suggest potential solutions for the issues related to the topics from the field of logistics. 6. Properly use grammatical structures. The aforementioned learning outcomes contribute to the learning outcomes of the study programme: -Use professional literature and available databases to broaden their knowledge - Recognize the need for lifelong learning in the development of logistics.