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Title: ENGLISH FOR BUSINESS COMMUNICATION


1
ENGLISH FOR BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
  • ELECTIVE COURSE
  • (5 ECTS)
  • Višnja Kabalin Borenic, M.A.
  • (vkabalin_at_efzg.hr, office 20, webpage)

2
  • COURSE OBJECTIVES
  • develop business communication skills in English
    (reading, writing, listening, speaking) within
    the following business topics
  • personal development
  • corporate image
  • supply chain
  • managing conflict
  • strategic marketing
  • risk management

3
  • strengthen language accuracy
  • consolidating grammar structures at advanced
    levels
  • develop academic skills
  • reading research papers, writing critical reviews
  • advance presentation skills
  • presenting research papers
  • develop cognitive skills
  • develop interpersonal and management skills
    teamwork activities

4
REQUIRED READING (1)
  • The Business Advanced (MacMillan)
    Student's Book DVD-ROM
  • Profil (Algoritam, VBZ) voucher
  • podcasts worksheets
  • http//www.businessenglishonline.net/resources/pod
    casts
  • on-line dictionary
  • http//www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/brit
    ish/podcast

5
THE BUSINESS ADVANCED
  • 8 units, 6 units covered in class
  • each unit contains 6 modules
  • 1) About business
  • 2) Grammar ? INTERACTIVE INPUT IN
    CLASS
  • 3) Vocabulary
  • 4) Management skills ? TEAM WORK IN CLASS
  • 5) Writing ? HOME ASSIGNMENTS
  • 6) Case study ? TEAM WORK IN CLASS
  • DVD-ROM (used for class purposes and autonomous
    work at home)

6
REQUIRED READING (2)
  • research papers in the field of your professional
    /academic interest
  • EFZG library
  • American, British, Australian scientific journals

7
CLASS ORGANISATION
  • contact teaching Friday 8.30- 11.00
  • Interactive language input (90 min)
  • Break (15 minutes)
  • Team work (case studies, management skills
    practise, group discussions) (45 min)
  • office hours Thursday 15.00-16.00 Analysis of
    critical reviews
  • autonomous learning at home
  • material on DVD-ROM, backlog, written
    assignments, reading research papers

8
STUDENT OBLIGATIONS
  • REGULAR ATTENDANCE (2)
  • CLASS PARTICIPATION
  • TAKING TWO PROGRESS TESTS
  • ORAL EXAM
  • PRESENTING A RESEARCH PAPER (DEADLINE)
  • WRITING A CRITICAL REVIEW OF THE SELECTED
    RESEARCH PAPER (DEADLINE)
  • TWO WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS (DEADLINE)
  • DEADLINES WILL BE ANNOUNCED

9
  • REGULAR ATTENDANCE
  • students who do not attend regularly will not be
    graded and will not receive the teachers
    signature at the end of the course
  • CLASS PARTICIPATION
  • individual initiative and contribution is
    rewarded
  • team work on case studies/management skills
    sections includes completing a form which is
    handed in to the teacher after the activity
  • the course and outcome of all team work
    activities in class are discussed in the oral
    exam

10
  • PROGRESS TEST
  • reading comprehension, grammar, use of new
    vocabulary
  • ORAL EXAM
  • discussion of the course and outcome of team work
    activities in class
  • discussion of topics from SB (accuracy, fluency,
    active use of new vocabulary)

11
PRESENTING A RESEARCH PAPER
  • Two options
  • In class
  • 2 presentations (5 min each) every Friday
  • In our own mini conference

12
  • PRESENTING A RESEARCH PAPER
  • input on presenting a research paper1st session
  • each Friday beginning on 25 Nov 2011
  • 2 students (randomly picked)/ present the main
    points in 5 minutes (each) without using PPT to
    other students
  • intro, body, conclusion
  • signalling the main points
  • engage other students in a critical discussion by
    asking relevant questions
  • deadline for preparing the first two in-class
    presentations 24 November 2011

13
PRESENTING THE RESEARCH PAPER IN A MINI CONFERENCE
  • One mini conference in December
  • 15 presenters in 3 sessions
  • 3 organizers / moderators
  • 2 coffee breaks (cookies included)
  • time to mingle and conduct small talk in English

14
  • WRITING A CRITICAL REVIEW OF THE SELECTED
    RESEARCH PAPER
  • home assignment
  • students write a critical review of the research
    paper
  • input on critical review writing 1st session
  • critical reviews are discussed and graded in
    office hours, after presentations
  • deadline for writing the review a week after
    your presentation

15
  • TWO WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS
  • home assignments
  • students select two assignments from
    sections1.5, 2.5, 3.5, 4.5, 5.5 or 6.5 in
    BUSINESS A.
  • written assignments are only outcomes of
    preparatory activities in these sections
  • assignments will be given a joint/average grade
  • deadlines
  • the 1st assignment to be submitted by 16 Dec 2011
  • the 2nd assignment to be submitted by 13 Jan 2011

16
Overview of deadlines
  • DEADLINES for all
  • 1st written assignment - 16 Dec 2011
  • 2nd written assignment - 13 Jan 2011
  • Conference (for students not presenting in class)
    mid Dec
  • INDIVIDUAL DEADLINES
  • Presentations seven Fridays - 25 Nov to 20 Jan
  • Critical reviews one week after presenting

17
GRADING
  • 2 progress tests - 50
  • Oral exam - 15
  • Written assignments - 15 (average grade for 1
    critical review, 2 written assignments)
  • Presentation - 10
  • Class participation - 10
  • TOTAL
  • 91-100 5 80-904 61-79 3 51-60 2
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