General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Business English With Elements Of Legal English
Language English
Module lecturer mgr Beata Bałczyńska-Chwalisz
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position starszy wykładowca
Faculty Foreign Languages Teaching Centre
Semester 2024/2025 (winter)
Duration 30


Module aim (aims)

Learning how to use English effectively during the job application process. Getting familiar with the concept of marketing, marketing tools, marketing ethics and legal aspects of marketing. General introduction to financial law, intellectual property law as well as meaningful economy.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

The course is for students with the level of English B1+. No prior knowledge of Business or Legal English is required.


Week 1.Identifyng the stages in the job application process, researching yourself, highlighting your skills and experience.

Week 2. Structuring your CV, avoiding common mistakes, creating a strong first impression, identifying your key skills.

Week 3. Students CVs presentations (also digital option)

Week 4. Preparing for a job interview, dealing effectively with interview questions, making a positive first impression.

Week 5. Mock interviews

Week 6. Emplyment Law.

Week 7. What's marketing. Marketing tools.

Week 8. Legal aspects of marketing. Marketing ethics. Case study.

Week 9. Branding. What makes a brand unique.

Week 10. Students presentations: successful brands.

Week 11. Intellectual Property Law. Trademarks.

Week 12. Introduction to financial law. Financial Terms.

Week 13. Investments

Week 14 Cryptocurrencies

Week 15. Wrapping-up. Meaningful Economy

Reading list

Cambridge English for Job-hunting. Colm Downes. Cambridge Professional English

Professional English in Use: Marketing. Cate Farrall, Marianne Lindsley. Cambridge

Professional English in Use: Law. Gillian D. Brown, Sally Rice. Cambridge

Financial English. Ian Mackenzie. LTP

Market Leader - levels: intermediate, uppermediate, advanced. Pearson

Business Benchmark. Guy Brook-Hart. CUP

International Legal English. Amy Krois-Lindner. Cambridge Professional English

Legal English. Hanna Sierocka C.H. Beck

Headway upperintermediate. Oxford

Business English Magazines

Ted Talks

The Economist