BUSINESS ENGLISH (B2)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
At the end of the course students should be able to understand oral and written texts, related to Management Accounting, and to produce oral and written texts related to professional situations in their field of study.
Course contents summary
The course aims to offer students the ability to use English in working contexts, with particular reference to the areas relevant to the course of study. This will provide students with in-depth lexical knowledge of the terms of Management Accounting, as well as oral and written production skills in situations similar to those with which they will be confronted if they decide to pursue a career abroad, or if they entertain business relations with foreign companies.
Students who do not attend classes are requested to contact the teacher.
The following books are recommended as a support for individual study:
- Tracy Byrne, New English File Pre-Intermediate: Business Resource Book, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2005.
- Vicki Hollett, Quick Work: A Short Course in Business English: Pre-Intermediate, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2000.
The course includes lessons in which students are directly involved, and to which students are invited to participate actively. Class discussion will be an integral part of the learning process. Exercises in the classroom and at home, corrected collectively and individually, will help to involve all students throughout the course.
Assessment methods and criteria
The final exam is divided into two parts:
- The first part is a paper written in English to be sent to the personal email address of the teacher at least one week before the exam. The paper will be an abstract of an English article related to business or management accounting (taken from a newspaper, a scientific or academic journal). The student must summarize the contents of the article, adding a short personal commentary to the text. The text written by the student must not be longer than one A4 page (font 12, spacing 1.5) and must be sent in PDF format, together with the original article.
- The second part is a written test that will verify the language skills, with multiple-choice questions, cloze tests, and questions about the lexicon contained in the articles, texts and glossary provided in the lesson and uploaded simultaneously on the Elly platform.