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Бакалавриат 2019/2020

Английский язык для деловых переговоров. Английский язык продвинутый

Направление: 38.03.01. Экономика
Кто читает: Отдел сопровождения учебного процесса в Совместном бакалавриате ВШЭ-РЭШ
Когда читается: 1-й курс, 3, 4 модуль
Формат изучения: Full time
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 6

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course “English for Business Negotiations” is available only to students with a good level of English (not less than B2). Each class will have two parts: the introduction of the main theme, new vocabulary and general discussion; a case study, in which a specific business situation will be argued in teams or in pairs. In addition, the course may include some explanations of advanced grammar, analysis of formal speech, consolidation of presentation and discussion of general business topics taken from authentic materials of current interest. The course also aims to develop students’ general critical thinking and debate skills. Topics will cover a broad range of business related issues, including topics related to Marketing, Human Resources, Corporate Organization, Business Ethics, and others.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • This 300 level course is designed to improve students’ ability to conduct business negotiations in English. Extensive reading will be required to prepare for Case Study debates and some writing may also be required in the form of post-meeting reports. The class will require students to become familiar with specific business terminology, speech acts (set phrases used in specific contexts) and how to speak formally in a register common to business situations.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Students will learn the specific vocabulary, grammar speech patterns and language register required to conduct a successful business negotiation in English.
  • Students will improve their general oral fluency and critical thinking skills in discussions about these topics.
  • Students will prepare for case study negotiations through reading presented in course books.
  • Students will learn to synthesize class discussions and other media presentations and incorporate these ideas into their writing or presentations.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Current Trends
  • History
  • Technology
  • Politics
  • Economics
  • Art
  • Society/Ethics
  • Psychology
  • Environment
  • Science
  • Controversial Issues
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Final Project
  • non-blocking Final Test
  • non-blocking Midterm
  • non-blocking Participation
    Because the focus of the class is to improve students’ oral fluency skills, class participation is extremely important, and for this reason is 30 % of the final grade. This includes attendance, participation in class pair work, group work, presentations and contributions to the class. Absences due to sickness must be documented. MORE THAN 6 ABSENCES WILL RESULT IN AUTOMATIC FAILURE.
  • non-blocking Quizs and HW
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.2 * Final Project + 0.1 * Final Test + 0.1 * Midterm + 0.3 * Participation + 0.3 * Quizs and HW
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Giffin, J., & Willis, L. (2005). Business English News Sources: Advanced ESP Reading Skills. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.44906877

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Dignen, B., & McMaster, I. (2016). ENGLISH FOR BUSINESS : 100 Tips for Effective Communication. Planegg: Spotlight Verlag GmbH. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1242776