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Insegnamento a.a. 2019-2020

20640 - ENGLISH CERTIFICATION COURSES / ENGLISH CERTIFICATION COURSES

Centro linguistico / Language Centre

M (II sem. - OP) - IM (II sem. - OP) - MM (II sem. - OP) - AFC (II sem. - OP) - CLELI (II sem. - OP) - ACME (II sem. - OP) - DES-ESS (II sem. - OP) - EMIT (II sem. - OP) - GIO (II sem. - OP) - DSBA (II sem. - OP) - PPA (II sem. - OP) - FIN (II sem. - OP) - CYBER (II sem. - OP)
Docente responsabile dell'insegnamento / Course Director:
RICHARD NICHOLAS

Modulo / Module: Livello B2
Docenti responsabili delle classi / Instructors:
Class 1: DA DEFINIRE / TO BE DEFINED


Conoscenze pregresse consigliate / Suggested background knowledge

The course is aimed at those students enrolled in a two year master's program who already have an adequate level of knowledge of the language. The course is for a limited number of applicants.


Mission e Programma sintetico / Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

The aim of the course is to give the student the necessary tools and skills to pass the BEC Vantage (B2) certification with the objective of passing the exam with at least a ‘B’ grade. The student should then be able to: follow speech at some length on a variety of subjects, understanding a range of spoken materials, such as interviews, discussions and presentations; communicate effectively in face-to-face situations; deal confidently with different types of text, such as business publications and correspondence; and produce different pieces of writing, such as letters, reports, proposals and emails.

PROGRAMMA SINTETICO / CONTENT SUMMARY

Course Content Summary

Activities are aimed at developing skills which are required to confidently attempt the various activities found in the BEC Vantage exam, in order to achieve a mark at a B2 level.
Particular attention is given to reinforcing each of the four linguistic skills tested in ther BEC Vantage exam: listening, reading, speaking and writing.

Special emphasis is given to:

  • Drafting, writing and revising letters, reports, proposals and emails.;
  • Written interpretation of graphical information;

Speaking activities are mainly concerned with developing interactive (discussions) and reporting/presenting skills at the competence level B2.
Then the listening activities are presented in order that the students are able to gauge the difficulty and complexity of the task.
In addition, the activities are based on simulations that are taken from past papers and appropriately selected materials. Additional detailed information concerning the course can be found online at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter 


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...

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

  • Understand a range of texts
  • Produce a range of business language;
  • Use the language in an effective way;
  • Use the language in general business contexts;
  • Use a variety of vocabulary and expressions for some communication tasks;
  • Produce texts on subjects, demonstrating some good use of textual structures such as connectors and linking words.
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...

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

  • Understand a range of texts;
  • Produce appropriate business language;
  • Use the language in a competent way;
  • Use the language in general business contexts;
  • Use a variety of vocabulary and expressions for some communication tasks;
  • Produce texts such as letters, reports, proposals and emails demonstrating some good use of textual structures such as connectors and linking words.

Modalità didattiche / Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)
  • Individual assignments
DETTAGLI / DETAILS
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)
  • Individual assignments
     

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

Textbook:

  • Guy Brook-Hart Business Benchmark Upper Intermediate Student’s Book, Cambridge University Press , Students Book 2nd Edition
  • In addition to professor’s own materials
Last change 14/06/2019 13:48

Vai ai moduli / Go to modules: Livello B2 - Livello C1

Modulo / Module: Livello C1
Docenti responsabili delle classi / Instructors:
Class 2: HELEN CECILIA TOOKE, Class 3: DA DEFINIRE / TO BE DEFINED


Conoscenze pregresse consigliate / Suggested background knowledge

The course is aimed at those students enrolled in a two year master's program who already have an adequate level of knowledge of the language. The course is for a limited number of applicants.


Mission e Programma sintetico / Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

The aim of the course is to give the student the necessary tools and skills to pass the BEC Higher (C1) certification. The student should then be able to: follow speech at length on a variety of subjects, understanding a range of spoken materials, such as interviews, discussions and presentations; communicate highly effectively in face-to-face situations; deal confidently with different types of text, such as business publications and correspondence; and produce a wide variety of different items such as memos, letters, emails, reports and proposals.

PROGRAMMA SINTETICO / CONTENT SUMMARY

Activities are aimed at developing skills which are required to confidently attempt the various activities found in the BEC Higher exam, in order to achieve a mark at a C1level.
Particular attention is given to reinforcing each of the four linguistic skills tested in ther BEC Higher exam: listening, reading, speaking and writing.

Special emphasis is given to:

  • Drafting, writing and revising letters, reports, proposals and emails.;
  • Written interpretation of graphical information;

Speaking activities are mainly concerned with developing interactive (discussions) and reporting/presenting skills at the competence level C1.
Then the listening activities are presented in order that the students are able to gauge the difficulty and complexity of the task.
In addition, the activities are based on simulations that are taken from past papers and appropriately selected materials. Additional detailed information concerning the course can be found online at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter 


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...

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

  • Understand a wide range of long, complex texts and recognize the implicit meaning;
  • Produce fluent and natural  language;
  • Use the language in a flexible and effective way;
  • Use the language in a variety of business contexts;
  • Use a wide variety of vocabulary and expressions for a variety of communication tasks;
  • Produce clear, well-constructed and detailed texts on complex subjects, demonstrating good use of textual structures such as connectors and linking words.
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...

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

  • Understand a wide range of texts;
  • Produce extensive business language;
  • Use the language in a flexible and coherent way;
  • Use the language in a variety of business contexts;
  • Use a a wide variety of vocabulary and expressions for some communication tasks;
  • Produce texts such as letters, reports, proposals and emails demonstrating  a wide use of textual structures such as connectors and linking words.

Modalità didattiche / Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)
  • Individual assignments
DETTAGLI / DETAILS
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)
  • Individual assignments

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

• Brook-Hart, Business Benchmark Advanced Student’s Book, Pearson – Cambridge

• Cambridge English Business 5 Higher, Cambridge

• In addition to professor’s own materials

Last change 14/06/2019 13:51