BUSINESS ENGLISH I (PASS/FAIL COURSE)
BUSINESS ENGLISH I (IDONEITÀ)
|Lecturer||Office hours for students|
|Elisabetta Zazzeroni||By appointment|
|Teaching in foreign languages|
Course partially taught in a foreign language
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
An introduction to business English. B1 level (European Framework)
The course is designed to gain an insight into business English through reading, listening and speaking activities as well as writing business documents.
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.
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
- group work and written assignments
- listening activities
- 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)
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
- 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
Same as for attending students
- Course books
See materials for attending students.
Same as for those students who do attend lessons
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