87315 - English for Economics

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Economics, Markets and Institutions (cod. 8038)

Learning outcomes

This course allows the student to face the written form of English at an academic level employing, in a more articulate manner, the specific economic terminology already acquired. The student will demonstrate their knowledge of the correct written linguistic register and writing structure for various types of economic material, such as graphs and charts. The student will also prove their advanced formal academic writing abilities on an economic topic.

Course contents

The course has a duration of 60 hours as follows:

Part One: Reading and Listening Comprehension of various Economic topics that will also be seen in part two.

Part Two: Academic Writing - various economic topics: Elaboration of a written economic report and an essay.

The lessons are accompanied by practice meetings for a duration of 35 hours.


All material will be provided and uploaded on the Universit's online platform.

Teaching methods

Analysis of English text- discussion/questions.

Lectures on structure and specific details pertaining to written economics.

Applied use of specific terminology.

Teaching Modality: Blended: The theoretical lessons will be held online by the teacher, while the practice meetings will be carried out in class by the course tutor.

Assessment methods

Written exam of 60 minutes.

Students will require a B1 entry level, and according to final mark (25/30 and up) will exit with a B2 level.

All students will receive an informative email with all technical information regarding the online exam procedure when the exam list closes.

Teaching tools

All material will be provided and uploaded on the University's online platform.

All students must have MS TEAMS and ZOOM correctly installed with their Unibo credentials.


Given the instability of the Covid19 emergency situation, this program, first published in June 2021, is subject to change with regards to methods of teaching, didactic material, and/or exams. Timely communication will be given through an update of this program, as well as through appropriate notices published on the usual institutional channels: notices published on the teacher’s web-page, and on the DSE  program website.

Office hours

See the website of Antonietta Iacoviello


Quality education Decent work and economic growth

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.