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BUSINESS ENGLISH I (PASS/FAIL COURSE)
BUSINESS ENGLISH I (IDONEITÀ)

A.Y. Credits
2019/2020 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Elisabetta Zazzeroni By appointment
Teaching in foreign languages
Course partially taught in a foreign language English
This course is taught partially in Italian and partially in a foreign language. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Economics and Management (L-18)
Curriculum: COMUNE
Giorno Orario Aula
Giorno Orario Aula

Learning Objectives

An introduction to business English.  B1 level (European Framework)

Program

The course is designed to gain an insight into business English through reading, listening and speaking activities as well as writing business documents.

Bridging Courses

None

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

- Conoscenza e capacità di comprensione: (knowledge and understanding) At the end of the course the students must demonstrate to have acquired the knowledge of the business English vocabulary presented in class and its use. This will be carried out through lectures, group work, written assignments, discussions and listening activities.

- Conoscenza e capacità di comprensione applicate: the students must demonstrate to be able to apply their knowledge both for written and spoken English. This will be carried out through lectures, group work, written assignments, discussions and listening activities.

- Autonomia di giudizio: (making judgements) the students must be able to apply the knowledge acquired and to face different dynamics making their own judgements. This will be carried out through lectures, group work, written assignments, discussions and listening activities.

- Abilità comunicative: (communication skills) the students must demonstrate to be able to communicate effectively thanks to the vocabulary and structures learnt during the course.  This will be carried out through lectures, group work, written assignments, discussions and listening activities.

- Capacità di apprendere: (learning skills) The students must have developed appropriate learning skills so that they can deepen their knowledge. This will be carried out through lectures, group work, written assignments, discussions and listening activities.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Teaching methodology:

- lectures;

- group work and  written assignments

- discussions

- listening activities

Attendance

Not required

Course books

Materiale didattico e attività di supporto:

The materials will be available on  Moodle › blended.uniurb.it

Necessary textbooks :

1.     N. Whitby, Business Benchmark Pre-Intermediate to Intermediate Student's Book BEC Preliminary Edition, Cambridge: CUP, 2013

2.      N. Whitby, Business Benchmark Pre-Intermediate to Intermediate Personal Study Book BEC, Cambridge: CUP, 2013

3.     J.Taylor, E. Zazzeroni, Mailing, An introduction to Internet Business Writing/La posta elettronica sul lavoro, ARAS Ed., Fano, 2014

Suggested textbooks :

1.  R. Murphy, English Grammar in Use, Third Edition, Cambridge (to use in self access)

Assessment

The students must pass both a written and an oral exam.

Written exam (1 hour):

-  Reading comprehension + true/false and/or multiple choice questions.

-  Vocabulary and use of English

-  Grammar

-  A 100-150 word email

-  Listening test

-  Oral exam: being able to answer questions related to the topics presented in class.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

Same as for attending students

Attendance

Not required

Course books

Self-study.

See materials for attending students.

Assessment

Same as for those students who do attend lessons

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