Business English (261215)

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
* read, listen to and comprehend authentic texts published by the Anglo-Saxon press and other information outlets or means of communication
* accurately identify and use specific terminology
* prepare business correspondence and academic papers with linguistic accuracy and using a proper register and format
* prepare a CV and a covering letter
* simulate a structured job interview with linguistic accuracy and using a proper register. 

Study Program

1. Academic writing
1.1. Plagiarism
1.2. Summaries and paraphrases
1.3. Essays
2. Applying for a job
2.1. Job ads
2.2. CV
2.3. Covering letter
2.4. Job interview

3. The World of Work
3.1. Companies, people and activities
3.2. Business correspondence

4. Language Study
4.1. Basic phonetic notions (pronunciation enhancement)
4.2. Sentence forms (affirmative, negative and interrogative)
4.3. Verbs  Present simple, present continuous, past simple, past continuous and future simple tenses (form – regular and irregular – and usage) Contrasts:
a. Present Simple / Present Continuous
b. Past Simple / Past Continuous
c. Future Simple / Present Simple / Present Continuous
4.3.2. Modals (form and usage – basic overview)
4.4. Time Expressions
4.5. Pronouns and determiners
4.5.1. Personal Pronouns
4.5.2. Possessives
4.5.3. Reflexive Pronouns
4.5.4. Relative Pronouns
4.5.5. Demonstratives
4.6. Linking Words (Argument Development)
4.7. Other aspects (to explore according to the students’ needs)



Concise Oxford English Dictionary
EMMERSON, Paul (2002). Business Grammar Builder. Oxford: Macmillan.
EMMERSON, Paul (2011). Essential Business Vocabulary Builder. Oxford: Macmillan.
JOHNSON, Christine (2013). Intelligent Business: Course book. Pre-Intermediate Business English. Pearson Education Limited.