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Course 2015-2016 a.y.

30301 - ENGLISH (FIRST LANGUAGE)


WBB - BIG - CLEAM - CLEF - CLEACC - BESS-CLES - BIEF - BIEM
Language Centre

Course taught in English


WBB (6 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - BIG (6 credits - I/II sem. - OP  |  L-LIN/12)
Course Director:
JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK

Classes: 10 - 11 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 - 26 (II sem.)
Instructors:
Class 10: ARIANNA MARIA JACOBS, Class 11: DAVID PARK, Class 19: TO BE DEFINED, Class 20: JESSICA JACOBS, Class 21: MABEL EVAETTA MORTON, Class 22: MAURIZIO FERRARA, Class 23: HELEN CECILIA TOOKE, Class 24: ROBERT COATES, Class 25: DAVID PARK, Class 26: DAVID PARK


Course Objectives

C1 Level

The course aims to develop the student's skills to a C1 academic level which means he can:

  • Understand a wide range of long, complex texts and recognize the implicit meaning
  • Fluent and natural production of the language
  • Use the language in a flexible and effective way
  • Use the language in social and cultural contexts
  • Use a wide variety of vocabulary and expressions for a variety of communication tasks
  • Produce clear, well-constructed and detailed texts on complex subjects, demonstrating good use of textual structures such as connectors and linking words

The course takes place over one academic year at the 1st year.


Course Content Summary

The course is divided into ten core topics. Around these topics students will practice and develop the appropriate skills expected at this level. There will be regular focus on key academic functions in real academic/business contexts.

  • Working world
  • Company structures
  • Management styles
  • Money and finance
  • Communication
  • International marketing
  • Innovation
  • The economy
  • Crossing cultures
  • Entertainment
For detailed information and syllabus, www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.
The course lasts one academic year. In the second semester, students can opt to continue with the class they are in, or following a positive exit score on a level test, can transfer to a Certificate course (BEC Higher, IELTS C1). Detailed information are regularly sent via yoU@B Student’s Diary.

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
  • Al I semestre del 1° anno, prima parte del corso con al termine prova intermedia, facoltativa, in modalità scritta.
  • Al II semestre del 1° anno, seconda parte del corso con al termine esame finale, obbligatorio, composto da prova scritta e prova orale.
In particolare
  • La prova scritta consiste in:
    • prova d’ascolto e reltaivi test di comprensione (30 punti)
    • comprensione di documenti scritti (40 punti)
    • produzione scritta (30 punti)
    • il voto è inizialmente espresso in centesimi e quindi convertito in trentesimi
  • L'accesso alla prova orale è subordinato al superamento della prova scritta con valutazione pari o superiore a 18/30
  • Durante l’esame orale gli studenti devono saper riassumere e discutere 3 articoli a scelta di un minimo di 1350 parole su argomenti previsti nel programma d’aula.
Contenuti, modalità d’esame e prova intermedia sono uguali per frequentanti e non frequentanti e hanno validità limitata nel tempo.
Per i dettagli, consultare i Programmi d’esame in www.unibocconi.it/centrolinguistico

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
  • At the end of the 1st semester of the first year, students have the option of taking a written mid-term exam. This is not obligatory.
  • At the end of the 2nd semester of the first year, there is a final exam, mandatory, which consists of a written paper and an oral exam.
Especially
  • The written paper consists of:
    • Listening comprhension and related tests (30 marks)
    • Reading Comprehension (40 marks)
    • Writing (30 marks)
    • The mark is initially expressed in hundredths and then converted into thirty
  • Access to the oral exam is only possible once a student has passed the written exam (18/30)
  • In the oral exam students must show the ability to summarize and discuss 3 articles (of their own choice) of a minimum 1350 words on topics related to the syllabus.
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
  • COTTON, FALVEY, KENT, Market Leader Upper Intermediate Course Book, Pearson Longman, 3rd Edition;
  • COTTON, FALVEY, KENT, Market Leader Upper Intermediate Practice File, Pearson Longman;
  • Online Materials;
  • Teacher’s own personal materials and authentic materials where appropriate.

Prerequisites
In order to attend the course a good B2 level is recommended. A full description of levels can be found online at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter
Last change 20/05/2015 18:39

CLEAM (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - CLEF (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - CLEACC (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - BESS-CLES (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - BIEF (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP) - BIEM (4 credits - I/II sem. - OP)
Course Director:
JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK

Module: Livello B2
Instructors:
Class 1: RICHARD SALES, Class 2: JESSICA JACOBS, Class 3: FRANCESCO CARUSO, Class 4: DAVID PARK, Class 5: RICHARD NICHOLAS, Class 6: ROBERT COATES, Class 7: ANDREW CANNON, Class 8: JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK, Class 9: RICHARD NICHOLAS, Class 10: ARIANNA MARIA JACOBS, Class 11: DAVID PARK, Class 12: MABEL EVAETTA MORTON, Class 13: MABEL EVAETTA MORTON, Class 14: HELEN CECILIA TOOKE, Class 15: DERMOT COSTELLO, Class 16: ANDREW CANNON, Class 17: MAURIZIO FERRARA, Class 18: MICHELA DELLA MONICA, Class 19: DERMOT COSTELLO, Class 20: JESSICA JACOBS, Class 21: MABEL EVAETTA MORTON, Class 22: MAURIZIO FERRARA, Class 23: HELEN CECILIA TOOKE, Class 24: ROBERT COATES, Class 25: DAVID PARK, Class 26: DAVID PARK


Course Objectives
The Language Center offers the following courses:
  • Bocconi exam preparation course
    • B2 level (degree program taught in Italian)
    • C1 level (degree program taught in Italian and in English)
  • international certificates preparation courses as an alternative to the exam
    • IELTS B2  (degree program taught in Italian)
    • IELTS C1  (degree program taught in Italian and in English)
    • BEC Vantage  (degree program taught in Italian)
    • BEC Higher  (degree program taught in Italian and in English)
B2 Level 

The aim of the course is to enable students to reach a confident B2 academic level which means he can:

  • actively participate in formal discussions on unfamiliar topics
  • be able to produce professional looking documents by developing arguments, providing motivation, synthesizing information
  • present in a consistent and detailed way, documents related to an academic environment

The course takes place at the 1st year. It is an annual course with one module.
The course takes into account the fact that the students are learning the language for eventual use in academic situations.


Course Content Summary

The course is divided into ten core topics. Around these topics students will practice and develop the appropriate skills expected at this level.

  • Brands and branding.
  • Organization.
  • Change.
  • Advertising.
  • Cultures.
  • Employment.
  • Ethics.
  • Leadership.
  • Innovation.
  • Competition.

There will be regular focus on key business functions in real academic/business contexts.
For detailed information and syllabus, www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.
In the second semester, students can opt to continue with the class they are in, or following a positive exit score on a level test, can transfer to a Certificate course for BEC Vantage, BEC Higher, IELTS (detailed information are regularly sent via yoU@B Student’s Diary).


Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
  • Al I semestre del 1° anno, prima parte del corso con al termine prova intermedia, facoltativa, in modalità scritta.
  • Al II semestre del 1° anno, seconda parte del corso con al termine esame finale, obbligatorio, composto da prova scritta e prova orale.

In particolare

  • La prova scritta consiste in:
    - prova d’ascolto e relativi test di comprensione (30 punti)
    - comprensione di documenti scritti (40 punti)
    - produzione scritta (30 punti)
    - il voto è inizialmente espresso in centesimi e quindi convertito in trentesimi
  • L'accesso alla prova orale è subordinato al superamento della prova scritta con valutazione pari o superiore a 18/30.
  • Durante l’esame orale gli studenti devono saper riassumere e discutere 3 articoli a scelta di un minimo di 1350 parole su argomenti previsti nel programma d’aula.

Contenuti, modalità d’esame e prova intermedia sono uguali per frequentanti e non frequentanti e hanno validità limitata nel tempo. Per i dettagli, consultare i Programmi d’esame in www.unibocconi.it/centrolinguistico

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods    

  • At the end of the 1st semester of the first year, students have the option of taking a written mid-term exam. This is not obligatory.
  • At the end of the 2nd semester of the first year, there is a final exam, mandatory, which consists of a written paper and an oral exam.

Especially:

  • The written paper consists of
    - Listening comprhension and related tests (30 marks)
    - Reading Comprehension (40 marks)
    - Writing (30 marks)
    - The mark is initially expressed in hundredths and then converted into thirty
  • Access to the oral exam is only possible once a student has passed the written exam (18/30).
  • In the oral exam students must show the ability to summarize and discuss 3 articles (of their own choice) of a minimum 1350 words on topics related to the syllabus.

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, Summertime Publishing;
  • DUMMETT, Total Business 2 workbook, Summertime Publishing;
  • Online Material;
  • Teacher’s own personal materials and authentic materials where appropriate.

Prerequisites
In order to attend the course a good B1 level is recommended. A full description of levels can be found online at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter
Last change 07/05/2015 13:04

Module: Livello C1
Instructors:
Class 1: RICHARD SALES, Class 2: JESSICA JACOBS, Class 3: FRANCESCO CARUSO, Class 4: DAVID PARK, Class 5: RICHARD NICHOLAS, Class 6: ROBERT COATES, Class 7: ANDREW CANNON, Class 8: JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK, Class 9: RICHARD NICHOLAS, Class 10: ARIANNA MARIA JACOBS, Class 11: DAVID PARK, Class 12: MABEL EVAETTA MORTON, Class 13: MABEL EVAETTA MORTON, Class 14: HELEN CECILIA TOOKE, Class 15: DERMOT COSTELLO, Class 16: ANDREW CANNON, Class 17: MAURIZIO FERRARA, Class 18: MICHELA DELLA MONICA, Class 19: DERMOT COSTELLO, Class 20: JESSICA JACOBS, Class 21: MABEL EVAETTA MORTON, Class 22: MAURIZIO FERRARA, Class 23: HELEN CECILIA TOOKE, Class 24: ROBERT COATES, Class 25: DAVID PARK, Class 26: DAVID PARK


Course Objectives

C1 Level

The course aims to develop the student's skills to a C1 academic - business level which means he can:

  • Understand a wide range of long, complex texts and recognize the implicit meaning
  • Fluent and natural production of the language
  • Use the language in a flexible and effective way
  • Use the language in social and cultural contexts
  • Use a wide variety of vocabulary and expressions for a variety of communication tasks
  • Produce clear, well-constructed and detailed texts on complex subjects, demonstrating good use of textual structures such as connectors and linking words

The course takes place over one academic year at the 1st year.
The course takes into account the fact that the students are learning the language for eventual use in academic/business situations.


Course Content Summary

The course is divided into ten core topics. Around these topics students will practice and develop the appropriate skills expected at this level. There will be regular focus on key academic functions in real academic/business contexts.

  • Working world
  • Company structures
  • Management styles
  • Money and finance
  • Communication
  • International marketing
  • Innovation
  • The economy
  • Crossing cultures
  • Entertainment
For detailed information and syllabus, www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.
The course lasts one academic year. In the second semester, students can opt to continue with the class they are in, or following a positive exit score on a level test, can transfer to a Certificate course (BEC Higher, IELTS C1). Detailed information are regularly sent via yoU@B Student’s Diary.

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
  • Al I semestre del 1° anno, prima parte del corso con al termine prova intermedia, facoltativa, in modalità scritta.
  • Al II semestre del 1° anno, seconda parte del corso con al termine esame finale, obbligatorio, composto da prova scritta e prova orale.
In particolare:
  • La prova scritta consiste in
    - prova d’ascolto e reltaivi test di comprensione (30 punti)
    - comprensione di documenti scritti (40 punti)
    - produzione scritta (30 punti)
    - il voto è inizialmente espresso in centesimi e quindi convertito in trentesimi
  • L'accesso alla prova orale è subordinato al superamento della prova scritta con valutazione pari o superiore a 18/30
  • Durante l’esame orale gli studenti devono saper riassumere e discutere 3 articoli a scelta di un minimo di 1350 parole su argomenti previsti nel programma d’aula.
Contenuti, modalità d’esame e prova intermedia sono uguali per frequentanti e non frequentanti e hanno validità limitata nel tempo.
Per i dettagli, consultare i Programmi d’esame in www.unibocconi.it/centrolinguistico

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
   
  • At the end of the 1st semester of the first year, students have the option of taking a written mid-term exam. This is not obligatory.
  • At the end of the 2nd semester of the first year, there is a final exam, mandatory, which consists of a written paper and an oral exam.
Especially:
  • The written paper consists of
    - Listening comprhension and related tests (30 marks)
    - Reading Comprehension (40 marks)
    - Writing (30 marks)
    - The mark is initially expressed in hundredths and then converted into thirty
  • Access to the oral exam is only possible once a student has passed the written exam (18/30)
  • In the oral exam students must show the ability to summarize and discuss 3 articles (of their own choice) of a minimum 1350 words on topics related to the syllabus.
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
  • COTTON, FALVEY, KENT, Market Leader Upper Intermediate Course Book, Pearson Longman; 3rdEdition
  • COTTON, FALVEY, KENT, Market Leader Upper Intermediate Practice File, Pearson Longman
  • Online Material

Prerequisites
In order to attend the course a good B2 level is recommended. A full description of levels can be found online at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter
Last change 24/04/2015 18:44

Module: IELTS Academic B2
Instructors:
Class 1: RICHARD SALES, Class 2: JESSICA JACOBS, Class 3: FRANCESCO CARUSO, Class 4: DAVID PARK, Class 5: RICHARD NICHOLAS, Class 6: ROBERT COATES, Class 7: ANDREW CANNON, Class 8: JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK, Class 9: RICHARD NICHOLAS, Class 10: ARIANNA MARIA JACOBS, Class 11: DAVID PARK, Class 12: MABEL EVAETTA MORTON, Class 13: MABEL EVAETTA MORTON, Class 14: HELEN CECILIA TOOKE, Class 15: DERMOT COSTELLO, Class 16: ANDREW CANNON, Class 17: MAURIZIO FERRARA, Class 18: MICHELA DELLA MONICA, Class 19: DERMOT COSTELLO, Class 20: JESSICA JACOBS, Class 21: MABEL EVAETTA MORTON, Class 22: MAURIZIO FERRARA, Class 23: HELEN CECILIA TOOKE, Class 24: ROBERT COATES, Class 25: DAVID PARK, Class 26: DAVID PARK


Course Objectives

Preparation course for
IELTS Academic B2
International 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 5.5 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 clearly and in detail on subjects related to his 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 B2 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;
  • written interpretation of graphical information;
  • detailed description of processes and procedures.

Then the listening activities are presented in order that the students are able to gauge the difficulty and complexity of the task.
Speaking activities are mainly concerned with developing interactive (discussions, debates) and reporting/presenting skills at thecompetence level B2.
In addition, the activities are based on simulations that are taken from past papers and appropriately selected materials.
Additional detailed information concerning the course can be found online at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter


Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

Il presente corso prepara al superamento della relativa certificazione di lingua, che si svolge presso le sedi d'esame autorizzate. La certificazione può essere registrata in alternativa all'esame di lingua inglese. Per maggiori informazioni è possibile consultare i programmi d'aula e d'esame all'indirizzo: www.unibocconi.it/centrolinguistico

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 English exam. Further information concerning the Bocconi learning path and exams available at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter


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

Prerequisites

The course is aimed at those students enrolled in a three years bachelor program 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.

Last change 24/04/2015 18:45

Module: IELTS Academic C1
Instructors:
Class 1: RICHARD SALES, Class 2: JESSICA JACOBS, Class 3: FRANCESCO CARUSO, Class 4: DAVID PARK, Class 5: RICHARD NICHOLAS, Class 6: ROBERT COATES, Class 7: ANDREW CANNON, Class 8: JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK, Class 9: RICHARD NICHOLAS, Class 10: ARIANNA MARIA JACOBS, Class 11: DAVID PARK, Class 12: MABEL EVAETTA MORTON, Class 13: MABEL EVAETTA MORTON, Class 14: HELEN CECILIA TOOKE, Class 15: DERMOT COSTELLO, Class 16: ANDREW CANNON, Class 17: MAURIZIO FERRARA, Class 18: MICHELA DELLA MONICA, Class 19: DERMOT COSTELLO, Class 20: JESSICA JACOBS, Class 21: MABEL EVAETTA MORTON, Class 22: MAURIZIO FERRARA, Class 23: HELEN CECILIA TOOKE, Class 24: ROBERT COATES, Class 25: DAVID PARK, Class 26: DAVID PARK


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 6.5 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 clearly and in detail on subjects related to his 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 B2 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
  • written interpretation of graphical information
  • detailed description of processes and procedures

Then the listening activities are presented in order that the students are able to gauge the difficulty and complexity of the task.
Speaking activities are mainly concerned with developing interactive (discussions, debates) and reporting/presenting skills at thecompetence level B2.
In addition, the activities are based on simulations that are taken from past papers and appropriately selected materials.
Additional detailed information concerning the course can be found online at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter


Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

Il presente corso prepara al superamento della relativa certificazione di lingua, che si svolge presso le sedi d'esame autorizzate. La certificazione può essere registrata in alternativa all'esame di lingua inglese. Per maggiori informazioni è possibile consultare i programmi d'aula e d'esame all'indirizzo: www.unibocconi.it/centrolinguistico

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 English exam. Further information concerning the Bocconi learning path and exams available at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter


Textbooks

  • O'CONNEL S., Focus on IELTS, New Edition, Pearson Longman 

Prerequisites

The course is aimed at those students enrolled in a three years bachelor program 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.

Last change 24/04/2015 18:47

Module: BEC Vantage B2
Instructors:
Class 1: RICHARD SALES, Class 2: JESSICA JACOBS, Class 3: FRANCESCO CARUSO, Class 4: DAVID PARK, Class 5: RICHARD NICHOLAS, Class 6: ROBERT COATES, Class 7: ANDREW CANNON, Class 8: JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK, Class 9: RICHARD NICHOLAS, Class 10: ARIANNA MARIA JACOBS, Class 11: DAVID PARK, Class 12: MABEL EVAETTA MORTON, Class 13: MABEL EVAETTA MORTON, Class 14: HELEN CECILIA TOOKE, Class 15: DERMOT COSTELLO, Class 16: ANDREW CANNON, Class 17: MAURIZIO FERRARA, Class 18: MICHELA DELLA MONICA, Class 19: DERMOT COSTELLO, Class 20: JESSICA JACOBS, Class 21: MABEL EVAETTA MORTON, Class 22: MAURIZIO FERRARA, Class 23: HELEN CECILIA TOOKE, Class 24: ROBERT COATES, Class 25: DAVID PARK, Class 26: DAVID PARK


Course Objectives

Preparation course for
Business English Certificate Vantage
University of Cambridge ESOL

The course is designed for students who already have a B2 general proficiency level. In terms of linguistic competence, the final objective corresponds to that established by the Council of Europe for level B2 business. The objectives 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 email
  • 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 takes into account the fact that the students are preparing solely for the Cambridge external certification Business English Certificate Vantage (B2 Business).


Course Content Summary

In the classroom, instruction focuses on preparing the students to take and pass the Cambridge English: BEC Vantage. 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 online at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter


Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

Il presente corso prepara al superamento della relativa certificazione di lingua, che si svolge presso le sedi d'esame autorizzate. La certificazione può essere registrata in alternativa all'esame di lingua inglese.
Per maggiori informazioni è possibile consultare i programmi d’aula e d’esame all’indirizzo www.unibocconi.it/centrolinguistico

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 English exam. Further information concerning the Bocconi learning path and exams available at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter


Textbooks
  • WOOD, SANDERSON, WILLIAMS, ET ALL. Pass Cambridge BEC Vantage Student's Book, Heinle 2nd Edition,
  • CAMBRIDGE ESOL, Cambridge English Business 5 Vantage, Student's Book Pack

Prerequisites

The course is aimed at those students enrolled in a three years bachelor program who already have a sound 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.

Last change 27/03/2015 12:44

Module: BEC Higher C1
Instructors:
Class 1: RICHARD SALES, Class 2: JESSICA JACOBS, Class 3: FRANCESCO CARUSO, Class 4: DAVID PARK, Class 5: RICHARD NICHOLAS, Class 6: ROBERT COATES, Class 7: ANDREW CANNON, Class 8: JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK, Class 9: RICHARD NICHOLAS, Class 10: ARIANNA MARIA JACOBS, Class 11: DAVID PARK, Class 12: MABEL EVAETTA MORTON, Class 13: MABEL EVAETTA MORTON, Class 14: HELEN CECILIA TOOKE, Class 15: DERMOT COSTELLO, Class 16: ANDREW CANNON, Class 17: MAURIZIO FERRARA, Class 18: MICHELA DELLA MONICA, Class 19: DERMOT COSTELLO, Class 20: JESSICA JACOBS, Class 21: MABEL EVAETTA MORTON, Class 22: MAURIZIO FERRARA, Class 23: HELEN CECILIA TOOKE, Class 24: ROBERT COATES, Class 25: DAVID PARK, Class 26: DAVID PARK


Course Objectives

Preparation course for
Business English Certificate Higher
University of Cambridge ESOL

The course is designed for students who already have a strong B2 proficiency level. In terms of linguistic competence, the final objective corresponds to that established by the Council of Europe for level C1 developed within the context of Business English (financial and economic terminology). Student objectives can be summarized as follows:

  • 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 takes into account the fact that the students are preparing solely for the Cambridge external examination: Business English Certificate Higher (C1 Business).


Course Content Summary

In the classroom, 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 online at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter


Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

Il presente corso prepara al superamento della relativa certificazione di lingua, che si svolge presso le sedi d'esame autorizzate.
La certificazione può essere registrata in alternativa all'esame di lingua inglese.
Per maggiori informazioni è possibile consultare i programmi d’aula e d’esame all’indirizzo www.unibocconi.it/centrolinguistico

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 English exam.
Further information concerning the Bocconi learning path and exams available at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter


Textbooks
  • Brook-Hart, Business Benchmark Advanced, Cambridge
  • CAMBRIDGE ESOL, Cambridge English Business 5 Higher, Student’s Book Pack

Prerequisites

The course is aimed at those students enrolled in a three years bachelor program who already have a sound 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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