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Английский язык для делового общения. Продвинутый курс - 2

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Лучший по критерию «Полезность курса для расширения кругозора и разностороннего развития»
Статус: Факультатив
Когда читается: 3, 4 модуль
Охват аудитории: для своего кампуса
Преподаватели: Афанасьева Арина Павловна, Бойко Татьяна Васильевна, Бредихина Ольга Михайловна, Букина Ирина Юрьевна, Воронцова-Менало Анна Сергеевна, Гаранина Анна Борисовна, Денисова Валерия Михайловна, Джахангирова Вефа Сабухи кызы, Ефимова Алла Александровна, Клепко Евгения Юрьевна, Мартюшова Наталья Олеговна, Медведева Екатерина Павловна, Мишустина Наталья Алексеевна, Морозова Татьяна Александровна, Пикова Дарья Андреевна, Рокотянская Людмила Юрьевна, Семенова Екатерина Александровна, Сидорова Анастасия Андреевна, Суворова Юлия Александровна, Фадеева Ирена Викторовна
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 5
Контактные часы: 80

Course Syllabus


The discipline refers to the variable educational tracks offered to students of the curricula for bachelor's and master's degree at choice while mastering the optional course of English in accordance with the Concept of Development of English-language Communicative Competence of HSE Students. The course is designed to introduce the students to the language of business, specifically to the peculiarities of building effective business communications. The course offers practical training in functional business skills such as presentations, negotiations, meeting facilitation, and brainstorming, allowing for personalization of the learning experience with a structured modular approach that gives the flexibility to focus on specific needs and learning outcomes.
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 finance, digital business, performance appraisal, time management and managing change, thus the main objectives of the course are as follows: - 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 touchpoints from which to explore the possibilities of use of any given language skill; - to master presentation agility and fluency with the various skills through practical training in functional business areas such as presentations, negotiations, meeting facilitation, and brainstorming; - to apply BC skills to the specific subject areas, from business conversations in the workplace, to negotiations and presentation skills .
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • To develop skills of using basic reading techniques skimming and scanning (predicting, understanding main ideas, understanding details)
  • To develop understanding of articles, reports, straightforward and specialised texts concerned with contemporary problems at the threshold/vantage/effective operational proficiency level
  • To develop understanding of lectures and learning context
  • To form skills of note-taking
  • To form understanding of text structure
  • To improve understanding of dialogues and polylogues on both familiar and unfamiliar topics
  • To develop skills in delivering a monologue (informative/descriptive/argumentative/persuasive speech)
  • To develop skills in giving a presentation (informative/descriptive/argumentative/persuasive speech)
  • To develop skills in writing a summary
  • To develop skills in writing essays (opinion, discussion)
  • 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 of writing e-mails.
  • To improve understanding academic/ professional presentations which are linguistically complex
  • To write a detailed structured cover letter.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Corporate social responsibilities
  • Challenges
  • Global mobility
  • Alliances.
  • Risk.
  • Decisions.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Final Assessment (FA)
    The interim exam lasts 70 minutes. The exam is written paper-and-pen test and is aimed at checking whether the student can demonstrate the acquisition of the learning objectives set. The exam consists of two parts, i.e. Reading and Writing that weigh 40% and 60% respectively in the total mark for the exam. The actual scores for Reading are turned into percentages which are tuned into a final mark out of 10 points. Grading scale: 10 =100 - 96%, 9=95 - 91%, 8=90 - 86%, 7 = 85 - 78%, 6 =77 - 71%, 5= 70 - 61%, 4 = 60 - 51%, 3 = 50 - 36%, 2 = 35 - 21%, 1 = 20 - 1 %, 0 = 0%. Writing is checked against the criteria. Period of FA: 10 days prior to the fourth module’s session. The release of examination papers: during the session. Time limit: 70 minutes online/offline. 1. Reading (R) Max. 10 points Students have no more than 20 minutes to complete the Reading part. Read the text. Possible reading tasks: • Correct option for each task (multiple choice). • Fill in the gaps (gap-filling). • Decide whether the statement is True, False or Not Given. 2. Writing (W) Write an essay on one of the topics given. Max. 10 points. Students should write a 250-word essay. Students have 50 minutes to complete the Writing part. Grading formula: R* 0.4 + W*0.6 = 10.
  • non-blocking Written Assessment (WA)
    Written Assessment icludes written tasks completed in class (Tests, essays, emails, cover letter)
  • non-blocking Oral Assessment (OA)
    Monolgue, dialogue, presentation (optional)
  • non-blocking Student Independent Work Assessment (IWA)
    Task Achievement • Coherence and Cohesion • Grammar Accuracy • Lexical Resource • Meeting the deadline. Grading scale: 10 =100 - 96%, 9=95 - 91%, 8=90 - 86%, 7 = 85 - 78%, 6 =77 - 71%, 5= 70 - 61%, 4 = 60 - 51%, 3 = 50 - 36%, 2 = 35 - 21%, 1 = 20 - 1 %, 0 = 0%.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2022/2023 4th module
    0.2 * Oral Assessment (OA) + 0.3 * Final Assessment (FA) + 0.25 * Written Assessment (WA) + 0.25 * Student Independent Work Assessment (IWA)


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Business partner B2+ : coursebook, , 2019

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • English for business studies : a course for business studies and economics students: student's book, MacKenzie, I., 1997
  • English for business studies : a course for business studies and economics students: teacher's book, MacKenzie, I., 2012
  • Financial English with Mini-Dictionary of Finance, MacKenzie, I., 1998
  • Financial English with mini-dictionary of finance, MacKenzie, I., 2000
  • Management and marketing with mini-dictionary, MacKenzie, I., 2001