87315 - English for Economics

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

Quality education Affordable and clean energy Decent work and economic growth Sustainable cities

Academic Year 2023/2024

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 VIRTUALE, the University's online platform.

Teaching methods

This course is taught completely in English and includes:

-Analysis of English text- discussion/questions.

-Lectures on structure and specific details pertaining to written economics.

-Applied use of specific terminology.

Teaching Modality: All classes will be held with an in-class modality.

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




Office hours

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