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Insegnamento a.a. 2020-2021

20637 - PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH SEMINARS / PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH SEMINARS

Tutti i corsi / All Programs
Language Center


M (2 cfu - I/II sem. - OP) - IM (2 cfu - I/II sem. - OP) - MM (2 cfu - I/II sem. - OP) - AFC (2 cfu - I/II sem. - OP) - CLELI (2 cfu - I/II sem. - OP) - ACME (2 cfu - I/II sem. - OP) - DES-ESS (2 cfu - I/II sem. - OP) - EMIT (2 cfu - I/II sem. - OP) - GIO (2 cfu - I/II sem. - OP) - PPA (2 cfu - I/II sem. - OP) - FIN (2 cfu - I/II sem. - OP)
Docente responsabile dell'insegnamento / Course Director:
RICHARD NICHOLAS

Modulo / Module: Liv. B2
Docenti responsabili delle classi / Instructors:
Class 1: MICHAEL THOMPSON, Class 2: STUART BEAUMONT, Class 3: ARIANNA MARIA JACOBS, Class 4: RICHARD SALES, Class 5: JESSICA JACOBS, Class 8: RICHARD NICHOLAS, Class 9: JESSICA SMITH, Class 10: HELEN CECILIA TOOKE, Class 11: DAVID PARK, Class 13: DA DEFINIRE / TO BE DEFINED, Class 14: DA DEFINIRE / TO BE DEFINED, Class 15: DA DEFINIRE / TO BE DEFINED, Class 17: DA DEFINIRE / TO BE DEFINED, Class 18: DA DEFINIRE / TO BE DEFINED, Class 19: DA DEFINIRE / TO BE DEFINED, Class 88: RICHARD NICHOLAS


Mission e Programma sintetico / Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

Communicating in the workplace requires a particular set of skills. Acquiring those skills in our native tongue is challenging enough – learning them and adapting them to a second language is even harder. Starting from this idea, the mission of this seminar is to explore fundamental aspects of professional communications in a production-oriented environment, offering students the opportunity to develop and use their soft skills in English.

PROGRAMMA SINTETICO / CONTENT SUMMARY

The Seminar focuses on:

● expanding your business writing skills

● making your point more effectively

● improving your ability to communicate key ideas

● becoming a more productive recipient of messages

● promoting your employability


Risultati di Apprendimento Attesi (RAA) / Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
CONOSCENZA E COMPRENSIONE / KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
Al termine dell'insegnamento, lo studente sarà in grado di... / At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Recognize the elements of effective professional communication.
  • Identify the relationship between the purpose of the communication and the soft skills used
  • Communicate using the skills learned
CAPACITA' DI APPLICARE CONOSCENZA E COMPRENSIONE / APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
Al termine dell'insegnamento, lo studente sarà in grado di... / At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Develop clearer, more effective written messages.
  • Develop clearer, more effective spoken messages.
  • Use their soft skills in English to make it easier to achieve their objectives.

Modalità didattiche / Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)
  • Interactive class activities (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)
DETTAGLI / DETAILS

During the seminar, students experience short face to face workshops exploring various aspects of communicating in the workplace, as well as discussions of the language and soft skills used in professional situations. They spend much of their time on activities, role-plays, and simulations designed to help them identify effective language choices and improve their ability to use their English to communicate in the workplace.


Metodi di valutazione dell'apprendimento / Assessment methods
  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
  •     x
  • Active class participation (virtual, attendance)
  •     x
    STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI E NON FREQUENTANTI / ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    The assessment method (in case of Bocconi internal assessment) consists of a written test focused on writing competencies to be used in a working environment.

    Students are given a pass or fail grade.

    Registration via “Punto Blu” is required to sit the test.

    Students enrolled in a teaching class group are allowed to sit the test immediately following the specific seminar course (end of first / second part of the 1st /2nd semester – “attending students” test) and/or in four “general” sessions which are held throughout the year (Dec/Jan, Feb, Jun, Sept - in this case the test is the same for all students).

    Students who are not enrolled in classes are allowed to sit the test in four “general” sessions which are held throughout the year (Dec/Jan, Feb, Jun, Sept - the test is the same for all students).


    Materiali didattici / Teaching materials
    STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI E NON FREQUENTANTI / ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    The main course material, for both attending and non-attending students, is:

    • Materials provided during the course. Students need to refer to the Bboard platform.
    Last change 02/10/2020 10:55

    Vai ai moduli / Go to modules: Liv. B2 - Liv. C1

    Modulo / Module: Liv. C1
    Docenti responsabili delle classi / Instructors:
    Class 6: RICHARD NICHOLAS, Class 7: ANDREW CANNON, Class 12: MICHAEL THOMPSON, Class 16: DA DEFINIRE / TO BE DEFINED, Class 20: DA DEFINIRE / TO BE DEFINED, Class 89: RICHARD NICHOLAS


    Conoscenze pregresse consigliate / Suggested background knowledge

    B2 (upper intermediate) business or C1 (advanced) general plus entry level is recommended for active participation in learning activities. C1 general plus means mark > 26 out of 30 for cohort 2018-19 and mark > 27 as of cohorts 2019-20. Per una proficua partecipazione alle attività didattiche è raccomandato un livello di ingresso pari ad almeno B2 (intermedio superiore) business oppure C1 (avanzato) general plus (coorte 2018-19: voto> 26/30; coorti 2019-20 e successive: voto > 27).


    Mission e Programma sintetico / Mission & Content Summary
    MISSION

    Communicating in the workplace requires a particular set of skills. Acquiring those skills in our native tongue is challenging enough – learning them and adapting them to a second language is even harder. Starting from this idea, the mission of this seminar is to explore fundamental aspects of professional communications in a production-oriented environment, offering students the opportunity to develop and use their soft skills in English. The course aims at developing these soft skills, with particular focus on writing skills - level C1 (advanced) business.

    PROGRAMMA SINTETICO / CONTENT SUMMARY

    The Seminar focuses on:

    ● expanding your business writing skills

    ● making your point more effectively

    ● improving your ability to communicate key ideas

    ● becoming a more productive recipient of messages

    ● promoting your employabilit


    Risultati di Apprendimento Attesi (RAA) / Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
    CONOSCENZA E COMPRENSIONE / KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
    Al termine dell'insegnamento, lo studente sarà in grado di... / At the end of the course student will be able to...
    • Recognize the elements of effective professional communication.
    • Identify the relationship between the purpose of the communication and the soft skills used
    • Communicate using the skills learned
    CAPACITA' DI APPLICARE CONOSCENZA E COMPRENSIONE / APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
    Al termine dell'insegnamento, lo studente sarà in grado di... / At the end of the course student will be able to...
    • Develop clearer, more effective written messages.
    • Develop clearer, more effective spoken messages.
    • Use their soft skills in English to make it easier to achieve their objectives.

    Modalità didattiche / Teaching methods
    • Face-to-face lectures
    • Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)
    • Interactive class activities (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)
    DETTAGLI / DETAILS

    During the seminar, students experience short face-to-face workshops exploring various aspects of communicating in the workplace, as well as discussions of the language and soft skills used in professional situations. They spend much of their time on activities, role-plays, and simulations designed to help them identify effective language choices and improve their ability to use their English to communicate in the workplace.


    Metodi di valutazione dell'apprendimento / Assessment methods
      Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
  •     x
  • Active class participation (virtual, attendance)
  •     x
    STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI E NON FREQUENTANTI / ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    The assessment method (in case of Bocconi internal assessment) consists of a written test focused on writing competencies to be used in a working environment.

    Students are given a pass or fail grade.

    Registration via “Punto Blu” is required to sit the test.

    Students enrolled in a teaching class group are allowed to sit the test immediately following the specific seminar course (end of first / second part of the 1st /2nd semester – “attending students” test) and/or in four “general” sessions which are held throughout the year (Dec/Jan, Feb, Jun, Sept - in this case the test is the same for all students).

    Students who are not enrolled in classes are allowed to sit the test in four “general” sessions which are held throughout the year (Dec/Jan, Feb, Jun, Sept - the test is the same for all students).


    Materiali didattici / Teaching materials
    STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI E NON FREQUENTANTI / ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    The main course material, for both attending and non-attending students, is:

    • Materials provided during the course. Students need to refer to the Bboard platform.
    Last change 02/10/2020 10:53