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2020/2021

Английский язык для делового общения. Основной курс - 1

Статус: Факультатив
Когда читается: 1, 2 модуль
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 3

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course is designed for students who want to communicate effectively in English in the workplace. It allows for personalization of the learning experience with a structured modular approach that gives flexibility to focus on specific needs and learning outcomes. Students who have completed the discipline will learn basic professional terminology and vocabulary for the implementation of business communication and commercial activities and acquire oral and written skills skills in the field of business communication. Role-playing games involving telephone conversations, exchange of letters, participation in meetings and meetings with business partners, as well as case studies form and develop students' business communication skills in a meaningful and authentic professional context.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The course focuses on introducing students to the general vocabulary of work-place English and the main language functions and is aimed at acquiring language mastery relevant to common business communication areas, such as career choices and professional development, dealing with business sectors and managing projects.
  • To build the basic skills of argumentative communication in English and successful representation of intentions and results to ensure the maximum range and authenticity of business content.
  • To acquire the basic skills of business communication (structural elements, business register peculiarities, essential business vocabulary) within multiple touch points from which to explore the possibilities of use of any given language skill.
  • To master presentation agility and fluency with the various skills, practical training in functional business areas such as presentations, negotiations, meeting facilitation, and brainstorming.
  • To apply BC skills to the specific subject area of International Affairs, from business conversations in the workplace, to negotiations and presentation skills.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • To develop skills in writing e-mails.
  • To improve understanding of dialogues and polylogues on both familiar and unfamiliar topics
  • To develop skills of using basic listening techniques (predicting, understanding main ideas and details)
  • To develop understanding of articles, reports and specialised texts concerned with contemporary problems at the vantage operational proficiency level
  • To develop skills in writing a summary
  • To develop skills of using basic reading techniques skimming and scanning (predicting, understanding main ideas, understanding details)
  • To form understanding of text structure
  • To develop understanding of lectures and learning context
  • To form skills of note-taking
  • To develop skills of participating in dialogues on general, academic, and professional topics (active listening, questioning, responding to questions, emphasizing, discussion strategies)
  • To develop skills of using basic listening techniques (predicting, understanding main ideas and details) To form skills of note-taking
  • To develop skills in writing essays (opinion, discussion)
  • To develop skills in delivering a monologue (informative/descriptive/argumentative/persuasive speech)
  • To develop skills in giving a presentation (informative/descriptive/argumentative/persuasive speech)
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Organization
    Innovative organization. Communication skills: Managing first meetings. Business skills: Small talks in first meetings. Writing: Emails - organizing information. Business workshop: Office space.
  • Brands
    Asian brands go west. Communicative skills: Supporting teamwork. Business skills: Making a presentation. Writing: Formal and semi-formal emails. Business workshop: Kloze-Zone.
  • Job-hunting
    A Job search. Job interview questions. Communication skills: Listening actively. Business skills: Interviews. Writing: Covering letters. Business workshop: Social media manager required.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Written assessment
    SUMMARY ASSESSMENT CRITERIA max 10 points TASK RESPONSE: 3 - All key points are mentioned; 2 - Most key points are mentioned and/or some crucial supporting information is omitted and/or the author’s ideas are partly reflected; 1- Very few key points are mentioned and/or little supporting information is provided and/or very few of the author’s ideas are mentioned, 0 - Only the topic is mentioned and/or no supporting information is provided and/or the author’s ideas are not reflected. VOCABULARY: 3 – Without mistakes; 2 - The original expressions are paraphrased. A wide range of vocabulary is used. 1-2 lexical mistakes are made; 1 - The original expressions are partly paraphrased and/or an adequate range of vocabulary is used and/or 3-4 lexical mistakes are made; 0 - The original expressions are copied and/or a limited range of vocabulary is used and/or more than 4 lexical mistakes are made. GRAMMAR: 3 – Without mistakes; 2 - A variety of complex grammar structures is used. No more than 1 punctuation and/or 1-2 grammar mistakes are made; 1 - An attempt to use complex grammar structures is made and/or 3-4 grammar mistakes are made; 0 - Elementary grammar structures are used and/or more than 4 grammar mistakes are made. STRUCTURE: 3 - The text is logically organized. A wide range of transitions is used appropriately; 2 - The text is mostly logically organized and/or an adequate range of transitions is used; 1 - The text may have serious breaches in logic and/or transitions may be over- or underused; 0 - There is no sequence of ideas and/or transitions are used inappropriately or not used at all.
  • non-blocking Oral assessment
    Oral assessment includes a monologue on a given topic, a dialogue and a presentation. The elements of oral assessment cannot be retaken
  • non-blocking Final assessment
    The final test is held in class within 10 days before the exam period. The final test includes one reading test, one listening test and one written work (summary). The test tasks can be of different types.
  • non-blocking Independent work assessment
    Independent work includes activities that students do at home, in the classroom and online work. The elements of independent work cannot be retaken.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.3 * Final assessment + 0.25 * Independent work assessment + 0.2 * Oral assessment + 0.25 * Written assessment
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Keys to management, Cotton D., 1996

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • English for business studies : a course for business studies and economics students: student's book, MacKenzie I., 1997
  • Financial English with Mini-Dictionary of Finance, MacKenzie I., 1998
  • Management and marketing with mini-dictionary, MacKenzie I., 1997
  • Стогниева О. Н. - АНГЛИЙСКИЙ ЯЗЫК ДЛЯ ЭКОНОМИСТОВ (B1–B2). ENGLISH FOR BUSINESS STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION. Учебное пособие для академического бакалавриата - М.:Издательство Юрайт - 2019 - 197с. - ISBN: 978-5-534-10008-2 - Текст электронный // ЭБС ЮРАЙТ - URL: https://urait.ru/book/angliyskiy-yazyk-dlya-ekonomistov-b1-b2-english-for-business-studies-in-higher-education-429129