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Course 2018-2019 a.y.

20371 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE

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Course taught in English


M (4 credits - I sem. - OP) - IM (4 credits - I sem. - OP) - MM (4 credits - I sem. - OP) - AFC (4 credits - I sem. - OP) - CLEFIN-FINANCE (4 credits - I sem. - OP) - CLELI (4 credits - I sem. - OP) - ACME (4 credits - I sem. - OP) - DES-ESS (4 credits - I sem. - OP) - EMIT (4 credits - I sem. - OP) - GIO (4 credits - I sem. - OP)
Course Director:
JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK

Module: Livello B1
Instructors:
Class 88: TO BE DEFINED


Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

The aim of the course is to give the student a business B1level.

CONTENT SUMMARY
  • Ways of working
  • Company benefits
  • Starting a business
  • Advertising
  • The workplace
  • Recruitment
  • Sales
  • Training
  • Branding
  • Ethical economics

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...

At the end of the course student will be able to...

  • Understand brief, authentic texts on familiar business topics;
  • Understand the main points, important details, and key words when people are speaking naturally;
  • Use  common structures of English appropriately to produce long and  short writtentexts.

The course takes into account the fact that the students are learning the language for use in professional situations (Business English).

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...

At the end of the course student will be able to...

  • Understand brief, authentic texts on familiar business topics;
  • Understand the main points, important details, and key words when people are speaking naturally;
  • Use  common structures of English appropriately to produce long and  short writtentexts.

The course takes into account the fact that the students are learning the language for use in professional situations (Business English).


Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)
  • Individual assignments
  • Interactive class activities (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)
DETAILS
  • Face-to-face lecture: these will be conducted by the professor who is assigned to the course
  • Exercises (Exercises, database, software etc.): these will be selected at the consent of the professor  from the materials available to them
  • Individual assignments: these will be assigned by the professor during the 1st and 2nd semestrs
  • Interactive class activities : role playing and simulation activities

Assessment methods
  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
  •   x x
  • Oral individual exam
  •     x
  • Individual assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
  • x    
  • Active class participation (virtual, attendance)
  • x    
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    At the end of the 2nd Semester of the first year (May/June), students have the option of taking a written mid-term exam. This is not obligatory.

    At the end of the 1st semester of the second year there is a final written and oral exam (January). This is obligatory.


    Written exam.

    Listening: messages, announcements, surveys, radio broadcasts. Sentence and/or table completion, true/false questions, multiple choice answers, open/closed questions (30 marks).

    Reading: understanding one or more passages of a certain complexity. Sentence and/or table completion, true/false questions, multiple choice answers, open/closed questions, producing appropriate sentences (40 marks).

    Writing: writing authentic documents. Writing memos, letters or short reports according to instructions (30 marks).

    Marks are initially marked out of 100 and then converted into thirtieths.

    Oral exam
    Access to the oral exam is only possible once a student has passed the written exam (18/30).
    The oral is divided into 2 parts: presentation and discussion

    Presentation: each student gives a presentation (lasting 5-7 minutes) prepared in advance using slides and based on the topics in the course books, Cambridge Academic English Intermediate and Career Express B2. The other students must follow the speaker's presentation.

    Discussion: the candidates, in groups of 2 or 3, are asked to discuss the presentations they have selected and prepared.


    Both mid term and final year exam syllabuses are the same for attending and not attending students. Limited validity for all tests.
    For details, refer to the Course syllabus and examinations on 
    www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.


    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Textbooks:

     

    • John Hughes, Total Business 2 student’s book Summertime Publishing
    Last change 11/02/2019 17:12

    Go to modules: Livello B1 - Livello B2 - Livello c1

    Module: Livello B2
    Instructors:
    Class 1: RICHARD SALES, Class 2: JAMES TIERNEY, Class 3: DAVID PARK


    Mission & Content Summary
    MISSION

    The aim of the course is to give the student a B2 business level.

    CONTENT SUMMARY

    The course is divided into core topics. Around these topics students will practice and develop the appropriate skills expected at this level.

    • Styles of learning.
    • Indications and trends.
    • Environment.
    • Ethics.
    • Information age.
    • Using Budgets.
    • Innovation.
    • IT issues.
    • Culture Shock.
    • Advertising and Media.
    • Applying for an Internship.
    • Work and Play/Pay.
    • Customer Service.
    • Communication.
    • Company structures.
    • Start ups.

    Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
    KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
    At the end of the course student will be able to...
    • Understand brief, authentic texts on familiar business topics;
    • Understand main points, important details, and key words when people are speaking naturally;
    • Use the common structures of English appropriately to produce sentences and brief texts.
    APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
    At the end of the course student will be able to...
    • Understand brief, authentic texts on familiar business topics;
    • Understand main points, important details, and key words when people are speaking naturally;
    • Use the common structures of English appropriately to produce sentences and brief texts.

    Teaching methods
    • Face-to-face lectures
    • Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)
    • Individual assignments
    • Interactive class activities (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)
    DETAILS
    • Face-to-face lectures given by course professor
    • Exercises (Exercises, database, software etc.) selected by the course professor 
    • Individual assignments
    • Interactive class activities (Role playing, Business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)

    Assessment methods
      Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
  •   x x
  • Oral individual exam
  •     x
  • Individual assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
  • x    
  • Active class participation (virtual, attendance)
  • x    
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    At the end of the 2nd Semester of the first year (May/June), students have the option of taking a written mid-term exam. This is not obligatory.

    At the end of the 1st semester of the second year there is a final written and oral exam (January). This is obligatory.


    Written exam.

    Listening: messages, announcements, surveys, radio broadcasts. Sentence and/or table completion, true/false questions, multiple choice answers, open/closed questions (30 marks).

    Reading: understanding one or more passages of a certain complexity. Sentence and/or table completion, true/false questions, multiple choice answers, open/closed questions, producing appropriate sentences (40 marks).

    Writing: writing authentic documents. Writing memos, letters or short reports according to instructions (30 marks).

    Marks are initially marked out of 100 and then converted into thirtieths.

    Oral exam
    Access to the oral exam is only possible once a student has passed the written exam (18/30).
    The oral is divided into 2 parts: presentation and discussion

    Presentation: each student gives a presentation (lasting 5-7 minutes) prepared in advance using slides and based on the topics in the course books, Cambridge Academic English Intermediate and Career Express B2. The other students must follow the speaker's presentation.

    Discussion: the candidates, in groups of 2 or 3, are asked to discuss the presentations they have selected and prepared.


    Both mid term and final year exam syllabuses are the same for attending and not attending students. Limited validity for all tests.
    For details, refer to the Course syllabus and examinations on 
    www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.


    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Textbooks

    • C. THAINE, Cambridge Academic English Intermediate, Cambridge.
    • J.M. FAIRCLOUGH, G. BUTZPHAL, Career Express Business English B2, Garnet.
    Last change 11/02/2019 17:18

    Module: Livello c1
    Instructors:
    Class 4: ROBERT COATES, Class 5: ANDREW CANNON, Class 6: JUDITH GORHAM


    Prerequisites

    To attend the C1 business English course a minimum C1 general language level is strongly recommended.


    Mission & Content Summary
    MISSION

    The aim of the course is to give students a business academic C1 level.

    CONTENT SUMMARY

    The course is divided into core topics. Around these topics students practice and develop the appropriate skills expected at this level.

    • Advertising and media.
    • Image and Identity.
    • Innovation.
    • Facing challenges.
    • Harmony.
    • IT in business.
    • Culture and society.
    • Working together.
    • Marketing and the consumer.
    • Crime.
    • Communication.
    • The future.
    • Environment and ethics.
    • Crisis management.
    • Risk.
    • For detailed information and syllabus, www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.

    Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
    KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
    At the end of the course student will be able to...
    • Deal confidently with different types of text.
    • Write a variety of different items such as memos, faxes, emails, reports and proposals.
    • Follow and understand a range of spoken materials such as conversations, interviews and discussions.
    • Communicate effectively in face-to-face situations.
    APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
    At the end of the course student will be able to...
    • Deal confidently with different types of text.
    • Write a variety of different items such as memos, faxes, emails, reports and proposals.
    • Follow and understand a range of spoken materials such as conversations, interviews and discussions.
    • Communicate effectively in face-to-face situations.

    Teaching methods
    • Face-to-face lectures
    • Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)
    • Individual assignments
    DETAILS
    • Face-to-face lectures  given by the course professor.
    • Exercises (Exercises,  software etc.) selected by the course professor.
    • Individual assignments given by the course professor.

    Assessment methods
      Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
  •   x x
  • Oral individual exam
  •     x
  • Individual assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
  • x    
  • Active class participation (virtual, attendance)
  • x    
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    At the end of the 2nd Semester of the first year (May/June), students have the option of taking a written mid-term exam. This is not obligatory.

    At the end of the 1st semester of the second year there is a final written and oral exam (January). This is obligatory.


    Written exam

    Listening: messages, announcements, surveys, radio broadcasts. Sentence and/or table completion, true/false questions, multiple choice answers, open/closed questions (30 marks).

    Reading: understanding one or more passages of a certain complexity. Sentence and/or table completion, true/false questions, multiple choice answers, open/closed questions, producing appropriate sentences (40 marks).

    Writing: writing authentic documents. Writing memos, letters or short reports according to instructions (30 marks).

    Marks are initially marked out of 100 and then converted into thirtieths.

    Oral exam
    Access to the oral exam is only possible once a student has passed the written exam (18/30).
    The oral is divided into 2 parts: presentation and discussion

    Presentation: each student gives a presentation (lasting 5-7 minutes) prepared in advance using slides and based on the topics in the course books, Cambridge Academic English Intermediate and Career Express B2. The other students must follow the speaker's presentation.

    Discussion: the candidates, in groups of 2 or 3, are asked to discuss the presentations they have selected and prepared.


    Both mid term and final year exam syllabuses are the same for attending and not attending students. Limited validity for all tests.
    For details, refer to the Course syllabus and examinations on 
    www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.


    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Textbooks:

    • M. HEWINGS, C. THAINE, Cambridge Academic English Advanced Student’s Book, Cambridge.
    • L. LANSFORD, P. DUMMETT, H. STEPHENSON, Keynote Advanced Student's Book, Cenage Learning.

    In addition, professor’s own materials.

    Last change 11/02/2019 17:23