Course Title : Business English
Code Course
Type
Regular
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Credits ECTS
ELL 255-1 D 3 3 0 0 3.00 5
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language English
Course Level
Description Students will be able to independently perform communicative acts in English that demonstrate a highly developed sense of language awareness and a mastery of argumentation and effective social discourse. In particular, students will be able to communicate fluently and accurately in English in a variety of business contexts, both spoken (e.g., meetings and on the phone) and written (e.g., letters and reports).
Objectives Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English in a business or office setting.
Course Outline
WeekTopics
1Corporate Culture; Past Tenses and advice structures; A placement report; Arranging a meeting.
2Costumer support; Asking questions and giving instructions; Formal and Informal correspondence; Writing formal and informal agrndas.
3Products and Packaging; Structure of presentations; Case study: Big Jack's Pizza
4Careers; Present Tenses; Job interviews; Writing a CV; Diplomatic language; Resolving Conflicts.
5Feedback: Reading about the project team; Vocabulary of managing people and projects; Regulations, speculations, and habits; Coaching; Writing reports.
6Case studies: Zaluski Strawberries and Trident Overseas.
7Selling more: Reading about Viral Marketing; Vocabulary of the marketing mix; Questions for persuading; Dealing with objections; Writing mail shots and sales letters.
8Mid-term Exam
9New Business: Reading about self-financing; Vocabulary of funding a start-up; Future perfect and future continuous; Taking questions in presentations; Writing an executive summary.
10Case studies: Backchat communications and Angels or Demons.
11Company and Community; Corporate social responsibilities; The passive and reported speech; Teamwork.
12International trade; Prepositions; Negotiations; Mixing business and pleasure; Intercultural Communication.
13Vocabulary of contracts and corporate ethics; Obligation and permission, inversion; Negotiating a compromise; Assertive writing.
14Case studies: Car-Glazer and Green Hills Coffee.
15Review
16Final Exam
Prerequisites
Textbook
Other References
Laboratory Work -
Computer Usage -
Other -
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Students will be able to understand extended speech and follow complex lines of argument in English in interviews, in meetings, and on the phone.
2Students will be able to read English language business documents such as charts, graphs, and accounting statements.
3Students will be able to successfully complete an job interview in English, give a business presentation, and chair a meeting.
4Students will be able to write business docs, including a Europass CV and cover letter.
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Midterms130
Quizzes120
Projects00
Term Projects120
Laboratory00
Attendance00
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade70
Contribution of final examination to overall grade30
Total100
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
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Total Workload
(hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16348
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14114
Assignments 100
Midterms 14343
Final examination 122
Other 10220
Total Work Load 127
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 5.08
ECTS 5

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