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Insegnamento a.a. 2019-2020

20637 - PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH SEMINARS / PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH SEMINARS

Centro linguistico / Language Centre

IM (2 cfu - - OP)
Docente responsabile dell'insegnamento / Course Director:
RICHARD NICHOLAS

Modulo / Module: Livello B2
Docenti responsabili delle classi / Instructors:
Class 1: MICHAEL THOMPSON, Class 2: MICHAEL THOMPSON, Class 3: DAVID PARK, Class 4: JESSICA JACOBS, Class 7: DA DEFINIRE / TO BE DEFINED, Class 8: DA DEFINIRE / TO BE DEFINED, Class 9: DA DEFINIRE / TO BE DEFINED, Class 10: DA DEFINIRE / TO BE DEFINED, Class 13: DA DEFINIRE / TO BE DEFINED, Class 14: DA DEFINIRE / TO BE DEFINED, Class 15: DA DEFINIRE / TO BE DEFINED, Class 16: DA DEFINIRE / TO BE DEFINED, Class 19: DA DEFINIRE / TO BE DEFINED, Class 20: DA DEFINIRE / TO BE DEFINED, Class 21: DA DEFINIRE / TO BE DEFINED, Class 22: DA DEFINIRE / TO BE DEFINED, Class 25: RICHARD SALES, Class 88: DA DEFINIRE / TO BE DEFINED


Mission e Programma sintetico / Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

Communicating in the workplace requires a particular set of skills. Acquiring those skills in our native tongue is challenging enough – learning them and adapting them to a second language is even harder. Starting from this idea, the mission of this seminar is to explore fundamental aspects of professional communications in a production-oriented environment, offering students the opportunity to develop and use their soft skills in English.

PROGRAMMA SINTETICO / CONTENT SUMMARY

The most important topics we consider during this course are the following:

  • The objectives of professional communication.
  • The soft skills used to reach those objectives.
  • The language choices that facilitate or impede professional communication.
  • Adapting your English to professional situations.

Risultati di Apprendimento Attesi (RAA) / Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
CONOSCENZA E COMPRENSIONE / KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
Al termine dell'insegnamento, lo studente sarà in grado di... / At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Recognize the elements of effective professional communication.
  • Identify the relationship between the purpose of the communication and the soft skills used
  • Communicate using the skills learned
CAPACITA' DI APPLICARE CONOSCENZA E COMPRENSIONE / APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
Al termine dell'insegnamento, lo studente sarà in grado di... / At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Develop clearer, more effective written messages.
  • Develop clearer, more effective spoken messages.
  • Use their soft skills in English to make it easier to achieve their objectives.

Modalità didattiche / Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)
  • Interactive class activities (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)
DETTAGLI / DETAILS

During the seminar, students experience short face-to-face lectures exploring various aspects of communicating in the workplace, as well as discussions of the language and soft skills used in professional situations. They spend much of their time on activities, role-plays, and simulations designed to help them identify effective language choices and improve their ability to use their English to communicate in the workplace.


Metodi di valutazione dell'apprendimento / Assessment methods
  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
  •     x
  • Active class participation (virtual, attendance)
  •     x
    STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI E NON FREQUENTANTI / ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    With the purpose of measuring the acquisition of the above-mentioned learning outcomes, the student assessment is based on two main components:

    • In class participation (75% attendance and active participation required for Attending Student status).
    • Final written exam (individual grade, 100% of the final grade), based on the tasks and situations explored during the seminar.

    Non-attending students additionally need to demonstrate their ability to use the communications skills used by Attending Students during their participation in the seminar.


    Materiali didattici / Teaching materials
    STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI E NON FREQUENTANTI / ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    The main course material, for both attending and non-attending students, is:

    • Materials provided during the course. Students need to refer to the Bboard platform.
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    Vai ai moduli / Go to modules: Livello B2 - Livello C1

    Modulo / Module: Livello C1
    Docenti responsabili delle classi / Instructors:
    Class 5: ANDREW CANNON, Class 6: RICHARD NICHOLAS, Class 11: DA DEFINIRE / TO BE DEFINED, Class 12: DA DEFINIRE / TO BE DEFINED, Class 17: DA DEFINIRE / TO BE DEFINED, Class 23: DA DEFINIRE / TO BE DEFINED, Class 24: DA DEFINIRE / TO BE DEFINED, Class 89: DA DEFINIRE / TO BE DEFINED


    Conoscenze pregresse consigliate / Suggested background knowledge

    B2 (post intermediate) business or C1 (advanced) general plus entry level is recommended for active participation in learning activities. C1 general plus means mark > 26 out of 30 for cohort 2018-19 and mark > 27 as of cohorts 2019-20. Per una proficua partecipazione alle attività didattiche è raccomandato un livello di ingresso pari ad almeno B2 (intermedio superiore) business oppure C1 (avanzato) general plus (coorte 2018-19: voto> 26/30; coorti 2019-20 e successive: voto > 27).


    Mission e Programma sintetico / Mission & Content Summary
    MISSION

    The course aims at developing soft skills, with particular focus on writing skills - level C1 (advanced) business. Sviluppare soft skills ed in particolare writing skills di livello C1 (avanzato) business.

    PROGRAMMA SINTETICO / CONTENT SUMMARY

    The duration of the seminar course (pass/fail for the final test) is half a semester (24 hours) and it is scheduled in the 2nd year.

    Four time-slots per year are offered (two in 1st and two in 2nd semester).

    The student chooses (when enrolling in his/her 2nd year) their preferred time-slot by taking into account his/her other academic activities. Double/Joint degree students who are required to spend the whole 2nd year abroad are allowed to attend the seminar course in their 1st year.

     

    The topics covered are as follows: development of soft skills (both written and oral) in the professional environment (e.g. participating and negotiating in a variety of professional situations, creating effective business reports, cover letters etc.).
    Details in the course syllabus.


     

    Il seminario (con test pass/fail) si svolge in metà semestre (24 ore) al secondo anno.

    Sono previste 4 edizioni (due al 1° e due al 2° semestre).

    Lo studente sceglie (nel periodo di iscrizione al 2° anno) il semi-semestre in funzione dei propri impegni accademici.

    Possono anticipare la didattica al primo anno gli studenti dei programmi di double/joint degree che prevedono la permanenza all’estero durante tutto il secondo anno.

     

    Il programma prevede lo sviluppo di soft skills (linguaggio orale e scritto) applicate al contesto professionale (per esempio: partecipazione e negoziazione in diverse situazioni professionali, creazione di business report efficaci, cover letter, ecc.).
    Per dettagli consultare il programma d’aula.

     


    Risultati di Apprendimento Attesi (RAA) / Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
    CONOSCENZA E COMPRENSIONE / KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
    Al termine dell'insegnamento, lo studente sarà in grado di... / At the end of the course student will be able to...

    Students will acquire an advanced level of knowledge of the language to be used in the business environment (proficient users).

     

    Lo studente avrà acquisito una conoscenza di livello avanzato del linguaggio da utilizzare nell’ambiente di lavoro che consente padronanza di espressione e comprensione.

     

    CAPACITA' DI APPLICARE CONOSCENZA E COMPRENSIONE / APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
    Al termine dell'insegnamento, lo studente sarà in grado di... / At the end of the course student will be able to...

    Students will be able to interact in written and oral form spontaneously, fluently and effectively in a multicultural and multilingual working environment (write complex analysis and summary documents, read and understand in detail technical and specialized documents, make oral presentations characterized by a high level of fluency and correct pronunciation; thoroughly understand the point of view of other persons and interact naturally in meetings.

     

    Lo studente saprà interagire in forma scritta ed orale in modo sicuro, appropriato ed attivo in contesti lavorativi caratterizzati dalla presenza di persone con lingue e culture diverse (produrre documenti di analisi e sintesi complessi, leggere e comprendere nel dettaglio documentazione tecnico – specialistica, presentare relazioni con padronanza e sicurezza di linguaggio e pronuncia, comprendere ed interpretare il pensiero degli interlocutori e partecipare con disinvoltura ai meeting di lavoro).

     


    Modalità didattiche / Teaching methods
    • Face-to-face lectures
    • Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)
    • Interactive class activities (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)
    DETTAGLI / DETAILS

    During the seminar, students experience short face-to-face lectures exploring various aspects of communicating in the workplace, as well as discussions of the language and soft skills used in professional situations. They spend much of their time on activities, role-plays, and simulations designed to help them identify effective language choices and improve their ability to use their English to communicate in the workplace.


    Metodi di valutazione dell'apprendimento / Assessment methods
    STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI E NON FREQUENTANTI / ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    La valutazione dell’apprendimento (effettuata attraverso test Bocconi) è finalizzata a valutare le writing soft skills da utilizzare in un contesto lavorativo.

    È previsto unicamente un test scritto con valutazione pass/fail.

    È necessario iscriversi via punto Blu.

    I frequentanti possono sostenere il test subito dopo il termine del semi-semestre di didattica frequentato (test modalità frequentanti) e/o nei quattro appelli disponibili: dic/gen, feb, giu, sett (test con modalità “unica” per frequentanti e non).

    I non frequentanti possono sostenere il test nei quattro appelli disponibili: dic/gen, feb, giu, sett - (test con modalità “unica” per frequentanti e non).

    Per maggiori informazioni consultare il programma d’aula.


     

    The assessment method (in case of Bocconi internal assessment) consists of a written test focused on writing competencies to be used in a working environment.

    Students are given a pass or fail grade.

    Registration via “Punto Blu” is required to sit the test.

    Attending students are allowed to sit the test immediately following the attended seminar course (end of first/second part of the 1st/2nd semester – “attending students” test) and/or in four “general” sessions which are held throughout the year (Dec/Jan, Feb, Jun, Sept - in this case the test is the same for both attending and non-attending students).

    Non-attending students are allowed to sit the test in four “general” sessions which are held throughout the year (Dec/Jan, Feb, Jun, Sept - the test is the same for both attending and non-attending students).

    Further details in the course syllabus.


    Materiali didattici / Teaching materials
    STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI E NON FREQUENTANTI / ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Teaching materials are the same for both attending and non-attending students; namely:

    Student Pack available through Blackboard and teacher’s own personal materials.

     

    Sono previsti gli stessi materiali didattici per studenti frequentanti e non; in particolare:

    Materiali disponibili sulla piattaforma Blackboard e materiali a cura del docente.

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