Insegnamento a.a. 2022-2023

20639 - ENGLISH PREPARATORY COURSE / ENGLISH PREPARATORY COURSE

Language Center

FIN (II sem. - P)
Docente responsabile dell'insegnamento / Course Director:
RICHARD NICHOLAS

Modulo / Module: Livello B1
Docenti responsabili delle classi / Instructors:
Class 1: SUSAN ELLEN MCKINLAY


Lezioni della classe erogate in presenza

Mission e Programma sintetico / Mission & Content Summary

MISSION

The aim of the course is to bring the student up to a Business B2 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. • write basic business letters and reports • produce a simple text about professional situations. • convey information both written and orally • express personal opinions and reasons.

PROGRAMMA SINTETICO / CONTENT SUMMARY

The preparatory course is offered in the 2nd semester 1st year (36 hours). There is no exam.

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

Understand the main points in familiar matters, such as current affairs or personal interest. Follow a discussion in his/her field of specialization.

Understand texts written in business language.

Produce simple texts about professional situations.

Convey information, describe experiences and events and briefly explain the reasons for personal opinions.

 

The course will be divided into the following core topics

 

· My Job (focusing on the individual)

· My Business (focusing on specific industry / areas of business)

· The Bigger Picture (focusing on the business environment in general)

 

Around these core topics students will practice and develop the appropriate skills expected to enable them to participate on the Professional Skills Seminars


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...
  • understand brief, authentic texts on familiar business topics;
  • understand the main points, important details, and key words when people are speaking naturally;
  • use common structures of English appropriately to produce long and short written texts.

The course takes into account the fact that the students are learning the language for use in professional situations (Business English).

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...
  • Understand brief, authentic texts on familiar business topics;

  • Understand the main points, important details, and key words when people are speaking naturally;

  • Use common structures of English appropriately to produce long and short written texts.

     

    The course takes into account the fact that the students are learning the language for use in professional situations (Business English).


Modalità didattiche / Teaching methods

  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)
  • Individual assignments
  • Interactive class activities (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)

DETTAGLI / DETAILS

  • Face-to-face lecture: these will be conducted by the professor who is assigned to the course
  • Exercises (Exercises, database, software etc.): these will be selected at the consent of the professor from the materials available to them
  • Individual assignments: these will be assigned by the professor during the 1st Interactive class activities : role playing and simulation activities

Metodi di valutazione dell'apprendimento / Assessment methods


STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI E NON FREQUENTANTI / ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

There is no final exam.


Materiali didattici / Teaching materials


STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI E NON FREQUENTANTI / ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

Textbooks:

  • Mark Tulip, L Green, R. Nicholas, Heads UP Spoken English for Business (Second Edition), Delta Publishing.

  • In addition to professor’s own materials.

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