At the end of the course the student should:
-know and understand business texts (Knowledge and understanding)
-use business English expressions (Applying knowledge and understanding)
-formulate judgements on economic topics. (Making judgements)
-communicate and interact in English effectively and with a degree of fluency and spontaneity in every day business situations (communication skills and learning skills)
Course contents summary
The course prepares the student to acquire an upper-intermediate level of competences to be used in the world of work. So during the exam the student will be asked to use English effectively in every day business situations .
BUSINESS ENGLISH (B2)
teacher: Ketty Grandi
The course will lead the student to understand and analyze a complex business text taken from financial newspapers. Moreover, he/she should communicate in English effectively in every day business situations and with a degree of fluency and spontaneity; he/she should also be able to explain his/her viewpoint on articles taken from The Financial Times.
All students can refer to the book Guy Brook-Hart, "Business BENCHMARK", Upper Intermediate, 2nd Edition, CUP, Cambridge 2013
-Traditional lessons ; -tutorials;
Assessment methods and criteria
Written and oral assessment.
The written assessment will consists of exercises of multiple choice and fill in the gap (grammar and/or Business English vocabulary).
The oral assessment will be a discussion about some business/political articles taken from The Financial Times.