Course 2017-2018 a.y.

20365 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE (LESSONS ONLY)


M - IM - MM - AFC - CLEFIN-FINANCE - CLELI - ACME - DES-ESS - EMIT - GIO - M - MM - AFC - CLEFIN-FINANCE - CLELI - M - IM - MM - AFC - CLEFIN-FINANCE - CLELI
Language Centre

Course taught in English


M ( - I/II sem. - OP) - IM ( - I/II sem. - OP) - MM ( - I/II sem. - OP) - AFC ( - I/II sem. - OP) - CLEFIN-FINANCE ( - I/II sem. - OP) - CLELI ( - I/II sem. - OP) - ACME ( - I/II sem. - OP) - DES-ESS ( - I/II sem. - OP) - EMIT ( - I/II sem. - OP) - GIO ( - I/II sem. - OP)
Course Director:
JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK

Classes: 1 (I sem.) - 2 (II sem.) - 3 (II sem.) - 4 (II sem.) - 5 (II sem.) - 6 (II sem.) - 7 (II sem.) - 8 (II sem.) - 9 (II sem.) - 10 (II sem.) - 11 (II sem.) - 12 (II sem.) - 13 (II sem.) - 14 (II sem.) - 88 (II sem.) - 90 (II sem.)
Instructors:
Class 1: MICHELA DELLA MONICA, Class 2: RICHARD NICHOLAS, Class 3: RICHARD SALES, Class 4: ANDREW CANNON, Class 5: JAMES TIERNEY, Class 6: JUDITH GORHAM, Class 7: MABEL EVAETTA MORTON, Class 8: ARIANNA MARIA JACOBS, Class 9: JUDITH GORHAM, Class 10: DAVID PARK, Class 11: ARIANNA MARIA JACOBS, Class 12: RICHARD NICHOLAS, Class 13: JUDITH GORHAM, Class 14: DERMOT COSTELLO, Class 88: TO BE DEFINED, Class 90: TO BE DEFINED


Course Objectives
Students whose mother tongue is not English, enrolled in a program taught in Italian, have to take an English exam as first or second foreign language.
Students whose mother tongue is not English, enrolled in a program taught in English, may choose English as first or second language.
The course takes place over one year
  • Second semester of the 1st year (code 20365, lessons only).
  • First semester of the 2nd year (code 20371, lessons and final exam).
The level of the course depends on the related exam chosen by the student.
  • First language.
    • Exit level C1 - Module C1 business.
    • Exit level B2 - Module B2 business.
  • Second language.
    • Exit level B2 - Module B2 business.
    • Exit level B1 - Module B1 business.
For those students who are attending a class taught in English, the exit level must be C1, either as a first foreign language or as a second.
The course takes into account the fact that the students are learning the language for using in professional situations (Business English).
In addition, the Language Center plans and runs international certificates preparation courses, for a limited number of students who already have an adequate level of language skills.
  • BEC Vantage preparation course -for degree programs taught in Italian.
  • BEC Higher preparation course - for all the degree programs.
  • IELTS Academic C1 preparation course - for all the degree programs.


Course Content Summary
For further information, please consult the single learning path.
  • Module B1 business
  • Module B2 business
  • Module C1 business
  • Preparation course for BEC Vantage
  • Preparation course for BEC Higher
  • Preparation course for IELTS Academic C1

www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
Code 20365 corresponds to the first part of the course, at the end of which a mid term exam can be taken. The final exam is due at the end of the second part of the course, code 20371. Further information is available at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.

Textbooks
For the recommended readings, please refer to the specific Program of each course.

Prerequisites

Recommended entrance requirements

  • B1, for programs taught in Italian.
  • B2, for programs taught in English.

The University has identified some recommended entrance requirements to ensure that students have an adequate preparation to follow the language courses. Students can find detailed information on the internet site at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.

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M ( - I/II sem. - OP) - MM ( - I/II sem. - OP) - AFC ( - I/II sem. - OP) - CLEFIN-FINANCE ( - I/II sem. - OP) - CLELI ( - I/II sem. - OP)
Course Director:
JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK

Module: Livello B1
Instructors:
Class 1: MICHELA DELLA MONICA, Class 2: RICHARD NICHOLAS, Class 3: RICHARD SALES, Class 4: ANDREW CANNON, Class 5: JAMES TIERNEY, Class 6: ROBERT COATES, Class 7: RICHARD NICHOLAS, Class 8: ARIANNA MARIA JACOBS, Class 9: JUDITH GORHAM, Class 10: DAVID PARK, Class 11: ROBERT COATES, Class 12: RICHARD NICHOLAS, Class 13: JUDITH GORHAM, Class 14: DERMOT COSTELLO, Class 88: TO BE DEFINED, Class 89: TO BE DEFINED, Class 90: TO BE DEFINED


Course Objectives

B1 Business.

The aim of the course is to give the students a business B1 level, which means they can

  • Understand the main points in current affairs or of personal interest.
  • Follow with ease a discussion in his/her field of specialization.
  • Understand texts written in business language.
  • Produce a simple text about professional situations.
  • Convey information, describe experiences and events and briefly explain the reasons for personal opinions.
The course recognizes that the students are learning the language for eventual use in academic situations.
The course takes place over two modules: second semester of the 1st year (code 20365, lessons only), first semester of the 2nd year (code 20371 lessons and final exam).


Course Content Summary
The course is divided into core topics. Around these topics students practice and develop the appropriate skills expected at this level.
  • Careers.
  • Online sales.
  • Marketing.
  • People management.
  • Company structure.
  • Planning.
  • Products.
  • Entertaining.
  • Conflict.
  • New business.
For detailed information and syllabus, www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
  • At the end of the 2nd Semester of the first year (May/June), students have the option of taking a written mid-term exam. This is not obligatory. 
  • At the end of the 1st semester of the second year there is a final written and oral exam (January). This is obligatory.
Written exam 
  • Listening: messages, announcements, surveys, radio broadcasts. Sentence and/or table completion, true/false questions, multiple choice answers (30 marks). Use of language: Identifying and using main forms and structures. Sentence and/or table completion, true/false questions, multiple choice answers, open/closed questions, producing appropriate phrases.
  • Reading: comprehension of one or more authentic texts, possibly containing tables, graphs, images. Sentence and/or table completion, true/false questions, multiple-choice answers, open/closed questions (40 marks). 
  • Writing: a business letter on the theme assigned (30 marks). Marks are initially marked out of a 100 and then converted into thirtieths.
Oral exam 
Access to the oral exam is only possible once a student has passed the written exam (18/30).
  • Presentation of a dossier, prepared by the student, containing 3 articles, approx. 900 words each, relating to one or more business related topics (see course book Total Business 2). These are obligatory.
Both mid-term and final year exam syllabuses are the same for attending and not attending students. Limited validity for all tests.
For details, refer to the Course syllabus and examinations on www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter

Textbooks
  • HUGHES, Total Business 2 Student’s Book, Summertown Publishing.
  • DUMMETT, Total Business 2 Work Book, Summertown Publishing.
  • THOMPSON, Fundamental Writing Skills, Egea.
  • Business English Self-Study Program.

Prerequisites

In order to attend the B1 business English course it is strongly recommended a minimum B1 requirement. A complete curriculum for the B1 level can be found on-line at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter

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M ( - II sem. - OP) - IM ( - II sem. - OP) - MM ( - II sem. - OP) - AFC ( - II sem. - OP) - CLEFIN-FINANCE ( - II sem. - OP) - CLELI ( - II sem. - OP)
Course Director:
JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK

Module: Livello B2
Instructors:
Class 6: ROBERT COATES, Class 7: MABEL EVAETTA MORTON, Class 8: ARIANNA MARIA JACOBS


Course Objectives

B2 business.
The aim of the course is to give the student a business B2 level, meaning they can
  • Understand brief, authentic texts on familiar business topics.
  • Understand main points, important details, and key words when people are speaking naturally.
  • Use the common structures of English appropriately to produce sentences and brief texts.
The course takes into account the fact that the students are learning the language for use in professional situations (business English).
The course takes place over two semesters: second semester of the 1st year (code 20365, lessons only), first semester of the 2nd year (code 20371, lessons and final exam).

Course Content Summary
The course is divided into core topics. Around these topics students practice and develop the appropriate skills expected at this level.
  • Styles of learning.
  • Indications and trends.
  • Environment.
  • Ethics.
  • Information age.
  • Using Budgets.
  • Innovation.
  • IT issues.
  • Culture Shock.
  • Advertising and Media.
  • Applying for an Internship.
  • Work and Play/Pay.
  • Customer Service.
  • Communication.
  • Company structures.
  • Start ups.
Additional information concerning the course can be found on-line at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
  • At the end of the 2nd Semester of the first year (May/June), students have the option of taking a written mid-term exam. This is not obligatory.
  • At the end of the 1st semester of the second year there is a final written and oral exam (January). This is obligatory.
Written exam.
  • Listening: messages, announcements, surveys, radio broadcasts. Sentence and/or table completion, true/false questions, multiple choice answers, open/closed questions (30 marks).
  • Reading: understanding one or more passages of a certain complexity. Sentence and/or table completion, true/false questions, multiple choice answers, open/closed questions, producing appropriate sentences (40 marks).
  • Writing: writing authentic documents. Writing memos, letters or short reports according to instructions (30 marks).
Marks are initially marked out of 100 and then converted into thirtieths.
Oral exam
  • Access to the oral exam is only possible once a student has passed the written exam (18/30).
  • The oral is divided into 2 parts: presentation and discussion
  • Presentation: each student gives a presentation (lasting 5-7 minutes) prepared in advance using slides and based on the topics in the course books, Cambridge Academic English Intermediate and Career Express B2. The other students must follow the speaker's presentation.
  • Discussion: the candidates, in groups of 2 or 3, are asked to discuss the presentations they have selected and prepared.
Both mid term and final year exam syllabuses are the same for attending and not attending students. Limited validity for all tests.
For details, refer to the Course syllabus and examinations on www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter



Textbooks
  • C. THAINE, Cambridge Academic English Intermediate, Cambridge.
  • J.M. FAIRCLOUGH, G. BUTZPHAL, Career Express Business English B2, Garnet.

Prerequisites

In order to attend the B2 business English course a minimum B2 general language level is strongly recommended. A complete curriculum for the B1 and B2 levels can be found on-line at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter

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M ( - II sem. - OP) - IM ( - II sem. - OP) - MM ( - II sem. - OP) - AFC ( - II sem. - OP) - CLEFIN-FINANCE ( - II sem. - OP) - CLELI ( - II sem. - OP) - ACME ( - II sem. - OP) - DES-ESS ( - II sem. - OP) - EMIT ( - II sem. - OP) - GIO ( - II sem. - OP)
Course Director:
JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK

Module: Livello C1
Instructors:
Class 4: ANDREW CANNON, Class 10: DAVID PARK, Class 12: RICHARD NICHOLAS, Class 13: JUDITH GORHAM, Class 14: DERMOT COSTELLO, Class 88: TO BE DEFINED, Class 89: TO BE DEFINED, Class 90: TO BE DEFINED


Course Objectives
C1 business
The aim of the course is to give students a business C1 level, meaning they can
  • Produce a clear and well-structured explanation of a complex subject, expanding on the various points of view and supporting them with additional information, reasons and relevant examples.
  • Follow with ease an extended discussion, understanding in detail what is specified by the speaker.
  • Summarize information and arguments from various authentic sources, including extended conversations.
  • Thoroughly express his/her ideas, present complex arguments and convincingly reply to those presented by others.
  • Write professional material showing the ability to produce coherent and cohesive texts, highlighting relevant points and supporting them.
  • Evaluate different ideas and solutions to a problem. can produce written material in accordance with conventional paging and paragraphing standards.
The course takes into account the fact that the students are learning the language for use in professional situations (business English).
The course is annual, taking place over two semesters: second semester of the 1st year (code 20365, lessons only), first semester of the 2nd year (code 20371, lessons and final exam).


Course Content Summary
The course is divided into core topics. Around these topics students will practice and develop the appropriate skills expected at this level.
  • Advertising and media.
  • Image and Identity.
  • Innovation.
  • Facing challenges.
  • Harmony.
  • IT in business.
  • Culture and society.
  • Working together.
  • Marketing and the consumer.
  • Crime.
  • Communication.
  • The future.
  • Environment and ethics.
  • Crisis management.
  • Risk.
Additional information concerning the course can be found on-line at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
  • At the end of the 2nd Semester of the first year (May/June), students have the option of taking a written mid-term exam. This is not obligatory.
  • At the end of the 1st semester of the second year (January) there is a final written and oral exam. This is obligatory.
Written exam.
  • Listening to writing: descriptions, information and opinions expressed at some length at natural speed given by native speakers. Summary of the passage, and a written task deriving from the information it contains (15 marks).
  • Reading to writing: Understanding one or more passages of a certain complexity. Sentence and/or table completion, true/false questions, multiple choice answers, open/closed questions, producing appropriate sentences (15 marks).
Oral exam.
Access to the oral exam is only possible once a student has passed the written exam (18/30). The oral is divided into 2 parts: presentation and discussion.
  • Presentation: each student gives a presentation (lasting 5-7 minutes) prepared in advance using slides and based on the topics in the course books, Cambridge Academic English Advanced / Keynote Advanced. The other students must follow the speaker's presentation.
  • Discussion: the candidates, in groups of 2 or 3, are asked to discuss the presentation they have selected and prepared.
Both mid-term and final year exam syllabuses are the same for attending and not attending students. Limited validity for all tests.
For details, refer to the Course syllabus and examinations on www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter

 


Textbooks
  • M. HEWINGS, C. THAINE, Cambridge Academic English Advanced Student’s Book, Cambridge.
  • L. LANSFORD, P. DUMMETT, H. STEPHENSON, Keynote Advanced Student's Book, Cenage Learning.

Prerequisites

To attend the C1 business English course a minimum C1 general language level is strongly recommended. A full description of the requirements for the B2 and C1 levels can be found on-line at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.

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Module: Livello BEC Higher C1
Instructors:
Class 10: DAVID PARK, Class 12: RICHARD NICHOLAS


Course Objectives
Preparation Course for Business English Certificate Higher Cambridge University ESOL Examinations.
The course is designed for students who already have a strong B2 level. In terms of linguistic competence, the final objective corresponds to that established by the Council of Europe for level C1. The objects for the students can be summarized in the following way
  • Can deal confidently with different types of text.
  • Can write a variety of different items such as memos, faxes, emails, reports and proposals.
  • Can follow and understand a range of spoken materials such as conversations, interviews and discussions.
  • Can communicate effectively in face-to-face situations.
The course recognizes that the students are preparing solely for the Cambridge external certification: Business English Certificate Higher (C1 business).

Course Content Summary

Instruction focuses on preparing the students to take and pass the Cambridge English: BEC Higher. Students will be introduced to the format of the certification, and all four sections of the certification will be practiced. Additional information concerning the course can be found on-line at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.


Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
The preparation course is aimed to the relevant external certification, which takes place at the authorized exam centers. The certification can be converted as an alternative to the Bocconi English exam. Further information concerning the Bocconi learning path and exams: available at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.

Textbooks
  • G. BROOK-HART, Business Benchmark Advanced, Cambridge.

Prerequisites

The course is aimed at those students who already have an adequate level of knowledge of the language, established by a specific placement test. The course is for a limited number of applicants. Terms and enrollment procedures are communicated via the student’s diary yoU@B at the beginning of each semester. Please note that the course is run only if a minimum number of enrollments is reached.

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M ( - II sem. - OP) - MM ( - II sem. - OP) - AFC ( - II sem. - OP) - CLEFIN-FINANCE ( - II sem. - OP) - CLELI ( - II sem. - OP)
Course Director:
JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK

Module: Livello Bec Vantage B2
Instructors:
Class 11: ROBERT COATES


Course Objectives
Preparation Course for Business English Certificate Vantage Cambridge University ESOL Examinations.

The course is designed for students who already have a B2-general level. In terms of linguistic competence, the final objective corresponds to that established by the Council of Europe for level B2-business. The object for the students can be summarized in the following way
  • Can deal confidently with different types of text, such as business publications and correspondence.
  • Can produce different pieces of writing, such as letters, reports, proposals and emails.
  • Can follow and understand a range of spoken materials, such as interviews, discussions and presentations.
  • Can communicate effectively in face-to-face situations.
The course recognizes that the students are preparing solely for the Cambridge external certification Business English Certificate - Vantage (B2 business).


Course Content Summary
Instruction focuses on preparing the students to take and pass the Cambridge English: Business Vantage external certification. Students will be introduced to the format of the certification, and all four sections of the certification will be practiced. Additional information concerning the course can be found on-line at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

The preparation course is aimed at the relevant external certification, which takes place at the authorized exam centers. The certification can be converted as an alternative to the Bocconi English exam. Further information concerning the Bocconi learning path and exams: available at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.


Textbooks
  • G. BROOK-HART, Business Benchmark Upper Intermediate, Cambridge.

Prerequisites

The course is aimed at those students who already have an adequate level of knowledge of the language, established by a specific placement test. The course is for a limited number of students. Terms and enrollment procedures will be communicated via the student’s diary yoU@B at the beginning of each semester. Please note that the course is run only if a minimum number of enrollments is reached.

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M ( - II sem. - OP) - IM ( - II sem. - OP) - MM ( - II sem. - OP) - AFC ( - II sem. - OP) - CLEFIN-FINANCE ( - II sem. - OP) - CLELI ( - II sem. - OP) - ACME ( - II sem. - OP) - DES-ESS ( - II sem. - OP) - EMIT ( - II sem. - OP) - GIO ( - II sem. - OP)
Course Director:
JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK

Module: Livello IELTS C1
Instructors:
Class 2: RICHARD NICHOLAS, Class 3: RICHARD SALES


Course Objectives
Preparation course for IELTS Academic C1 International English Language Testing System.
The aim of the course is to give the student the necessary tools and skills to pass an IELTS certificate at grade 7.0 or higher. The student should then be able to
  • Follow speech at some length on a variety of both concrete and abstract subjects.
  • Produce a clear and detailed text on a range of subjects, expressing an opinion and discussing the pros and cons of different points of view.
  • Express himself/herself clearly and in detail on subjects related to his/her studies and to university life in general.
  • Discuss the pros and cons of a pre-specified and relatively familiar subject.
  • Speak at length (given a short time to prepare) on a question, without noticeable hesitation.
  • Interact with a certain degree of fluency and spontaneity.


Course Content Summary

Activities are aimed at developing skills which are required to confront with ease the various activities found in the IELTS test, in order to achieve a mark at a C1 level.
Particular attention is given to reinforcing each of the four linguistic skills tested in IELTS: listening, reading, speaking and writing.
Special emphasis is given to

  • Drafting, writing and revising full length essays with an appropriate range of vocabulary and terminology.
  • Interpretation of graphical information.
  • Complete and detailed description of processes and procedures.
Speaking activities are mainly concerned with developing interactive (discussions, debates) and reporting/presenting skills.
Then the listening activities will be presented in order that the students will be able to gauge the difficulty and complexity of the task and respond without hesitation.
In addition, the activities are based on simulations that are taken from past papers and appropriately selected materials.
Additional information concerning the course can be found on-line at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

The preparation course is aimed at the relevant external certification, which takes place at the authorized exam centers. The certification can be converted as an alternative to the Bocconi English exam. Further information concerning the Bocconi learning path and exams: available at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.

 


Textbooks
  • S. O'Connell, Focus on IELTS, New Edition. Pearson-Longman.

Prerequisites

The course is aimed at those students who already have an adequate level of knowledge of the language, established by a specific placement test. The course is for a limited number of applicants. Terms and enrollment procedures will be communicated via the student’s diary yoU@B at the beginning of each semester. Please note that the course is run only if a minimum number of enrollments is reached.

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