71097 - English for Business B2

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SDGs

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

Quality education Gender equality

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Course contents

Grammar:

English verb system: tense revision; future forms and how to express future in English; Future in the past; passive forms; modal verbs; all conditionals and how to express hypothesis and conditions; relative clauses; reported speech; participle adjectives; use of articles; verbs followed by the infinitive; verbs followed by ing- form.

Language:

formal and informal language; how to make a presentation; discuss ideas, make suggestions, agreeing and disagreeing; graphs and charts; emailing

Readings/Bibliography

No specific textbook will be used. Material coming from the real world, such as company profiles and presentations, articles from economic and financial newspapers and magazines, marketing material, company performance analyses, etc

Teaching methods

Interactive, student-focused teaching methods: students should actively participate in communication tasks, such as role-plays, brainstorming, case studies, simulations. There will be a combination of grammar with Business topics for students to boost their communication skills.

Assessment methods

Final exam: written multiple-choice test based on the material used in class, available on Virtuale.

Teaching tools

apps and websites for students to improve their skills in English

Office hours

See the website of Paola Scalzotto