Course 2022-2023 a.y.

20637 - PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH SEMINARS / PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH SEMINARS

Language Center

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

Modulo / Module: Livello B2
Docenti responsabili delle classi / Instructors:
Class 1: HAROLD CULLINANE, Class 2: RICHARD SALES, Class 3: JESSICA JACOBS, Class 4: ARIANNA MARIA JACOBS, Class 7: RICHARD NICHOLAS, Class 8: HELEN CECILIA TOOKE, Class 9: ROBERTA EILEEN MOEN, Class 11: MICHAEL THOMPSON, Class 12: JESSICA JACOBS, Class 14: RICHARD SALES, Class 88: RICHARD NICHOLAS, Class 89: RICHARD NICHOLAS


Class-group lessons delivered  on campus

Conoscenze pregresse consigliate / Suggested background knowledge

B2 (upper 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

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 these seminars is to explore fundamental aspects of professional communications in a production-oriented environment, offering students the opportunity to develop and use their communicative skills in English. The course aims at developing these skills, with particular focus on writing skills at a B2 business (upper-intermediate) level

PROGRAMMA SINTETICO / CONTENT SUMMARY

The Seminars focus on:

  • expanding your business writing skills
  • making your point more effectively
  • improving your linguistic ability to communicate key ideas in English
  • becoming a more productive recipient of messages
  • promoting your employability through an improved English capability

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 different linguistic 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 communicative 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 seminars, students experience short face to face workshops 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

STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI E NON FREQUENTANTI / ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

The internal Bocconi exam is aimed at assessing 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.

Students enrolled in a teaching class group are allowed to sit the test immediately following the specific seminar course (end of first / second part of the 1st /2nd semester) and/or in four “general” sessions which are held throughout the year (Dec/Jan, Feb, Jun, Aug/Sept).

Students who are not enrolled in classes are allowed to sit the test in four “general” sessions which are held throughout the year (Dec/Jan, Feb, Jun, Aug/Sept).

The test is the same for all students, consisting of 2 tasks (1 professional listening comprehension and 1 professional writing task).


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.
Last change 10/06/2022 10:18
Vai ai moduli / Go to modules: Livello B2 - Livello C1

Modulo / Module: Livello C1
Docenti responsabili delle classi / Instructors:
Class 5: JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK, Class 6: JESSICA ELLEN SMITH, Class 10: RICHARD NICHOLAS, Class 13: RICHARD NICHOLAS, Class 15: JESSICA ELLEN SMITH, Class 89: RICHARD NICHOLAS


Class-group lessons delivered  on campus

Conoscenze pregresse consigliate / Suggested background knowledge

B2 (upper 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

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 these seminars is to explore fundamental aspects of professional communications in a production-oriented environment, offering students the opportunity to develop and use their communicative skills in English. The course aims at developing these skills, with particular focus on writing skills at a C1 business (advanced) level

PROGRAMMA SINTETICO / CONTENT SUMMARY

The Seminar focuses on:

● expanding your business writing skills

● making your point more effectively

● improving your linguistic ability to communicate key ideas in English

● becoming a more productive recipient of messages

● promoting your employability through an improved English capability


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 different linguistic 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 communicative 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 seminars, students experience short face to face workshops 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

STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI E NON FREQUENTANTI / ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

The internal Bocconi exam is aimed at assessing 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.

Students enrolled in a teaching class group are allowed to sit the test immediately following the specific seminar course (end of first / second part of the 1st /2nd semester –) and/or in four “general” sessions which are held throughout the year (Dec/Jan, Feb, Jun, Aug/Sept).

Students who are not enrolled in classes are allowed to sit the test in four “general” sessions which are held throughout the year (Dec/Jan, Feb, Jun, Aug/Sept).

The test is the same for all students, consisting of 2 tasks (1 professional listening to writing task and 1 professional writing task).


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.
Last change 10/06/2022 09:25