English for communication in management

A.A. 2015/2016
Insegnamento per
9
Crediti massimi
60
Ore totali
SSD
L-LIN/12
Lingua
Inglese
Obiettivi formativi
Workplace communication in corporate and institutional settings
The course is aimed at introducing the concept of intercultural communication and workplace communication skills. In particular, after a short analysis of the 4 basic skills and communication styles, professional communication skills will be practised as follows:
Reading: skimming and scanning newspaper articles, memos, notices and messages.
Writing: emails, notes, memos, formal letters, reports.
Listening: short telephone conversations and teleconferencing, discussions and presentations.
Speaking: giving a presentation, negotiating, participating in meetings.

Struttura insegnamento e programma

Edizione attiva
Moduli o unità didattiche
Unità didattica 1
L-LIN/12 - LINGUA E TRADUZIONE - LINGUA INGLESE - CFU: 3
Lezioni: 20 ore

Unità didattica 2
L-LIN/12 - LINGUA E TRADUZIONE - LINGUA INGLESE - CFU: 3
Lezioni: 20 ore

Unità didattica 3
L-LIN/12 - LINGUA E TRADUZIONE - LINGUA INGLESE - CFU: 3
Lezioni: 20 ore

STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI
Informazioni sul programma
To revise and consolidate English language skills and implement basic business specific vocabulary, students can consult the list of websites available on Ariel ("siti interessanti") and/or use the following:
AA.VV., Grammar Spectrum Gold for Italian Students, (with Answer Book), Oxford, 2012.
Emmerson P., Business Grammar Builder (2nd ed.), MacMillan, 2010.
AA.VV., Grammar for Business, Cambridge, 2012.

Exam programme for 3 credits: MODULE 1.
Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
Prerequisites and exam format
The entry level of English competence required is B1 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
The English competence expected at the end of the course is B2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). However, B2 competence in itself is not sufficient as it needs to be integrated with specific research and business communication skills, as described in the programme. Accordingly, no international certification will be accepted as a substitute for any part of the exam.

The exam is written and includes:
1. Language check (grammar, vocabulary) with open /close questions.
2. Information transfer: listening with open/close exercises.
3. Test with open/close exercises on course content and skills.
Metodi didattici
Communicative approach, project-based-learning.
Unità didattica 1
Programma
An Introduction to English as a Global Language and ESP
English as a lingua franca. LSPs, registers and genres. Discourse and genre in social and professional contexts. Intercultural issues. Language skills: reading, writing, listening, speaking, translating.
Metodi didattici
Communicative approach, project-based-learning.
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
M. Bait, Workplace Communication in Global Contexts. Linguistic and Cultural Perspectives, Milano, Arcipelago. (PART ONE)
Unità didattica 2
Programma
Written workplace communication skills. Reading Skills: skimming and scanning newspaper and specialized articles, memos, notices and messages. Writing skills: e-mails, notes, memos, formal letters.
Metodi didattici
Communicative approach, project-based-learning.
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
1. M. Bait, Workplace Communication in Global Contexts. Linguistic and Cultural Perspectives, Milano, Arcipelago. (PART TWO)
2. W. Giordano, English for Business Communication, Milano, Tools, 2014

GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY REVISION (testi opzionali a scelta)

M. Foley, D. Hall, My Grammar Lab (intermediate B1/B2), Pearson, Harlow, 2012.
AA.VV., Grammar for Business, Cambridge, 2012.
Unità didattica 3
Programma
Spoken workplace communication skills. Listening Skills: short telephone conversations and teleconferencing, discussions and presentations. Speaking skills: making presentations, presenting an argument, participating in meetings, negotiating. Case studies.
Metodi didattici
Communicative approach, project-based-learning.
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
1. M. Bait, Workplace Communication in Global Contexts. Linguistic and Cultural Perspectives, Milano, Arcipelago. (PART THREE)
2. C. Johnson, Intelligent Business. Skills Book - Intermediate (+ CD ROM), Longman. (UNITS 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14)

GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY REVISION (testi opzionali a scelta)

M. Foley, D. Hall, My Grammar Lab (intermediate B1/B2), Pearson, Harlow, 2012
AA.VV., Grammar for Business, Cambridge, 2012.
STUDENTI NON FREQUENTANTI
Unità didattica 1
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
M. Bait, Workplace Communication in Global Contexts. Linguistic and Cultural Perspectives, Milano, Arcipelago. (PART ONE)
Unità didattica 2
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
M. Bait, Workplace Communication in Global Contexts. Linguistic and Cultural Perspectives, Milano, Arcipelago. (PART TWO)
John Hughes, TOTAL BUSINESS 2, STUDENT'S BOOK, Summertown Publishing, 2009 (MODULES 2, 8, 9, 10).

GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY REVISION (testi opzionali a scelta)

M. Foley, D. Hall, My Grammar Lab (intermediate B1/B2), Pearson, Harlow, 2012
AA.VV., Grammar for Business, Cambridge, 2012.
Unità didattica 3
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
M. Bait, Workplace Communication in Global Contexts. Linguistic and Cultural Perspectives, Milano, Arcipelago. (PART THREE)
John Hughes, TOTAL BUSINESS 2, STUDENT'S BOOK, Summertown Publishing, 2009 (MODULES 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10)

GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY REVISION (testi opzionali a scelta)

M. Foley, D. Hall, My Grammar Lab (intermediate B1/B2), Pearson, Harlow, 2012
AA.VV., Grammar for Business, Cambridge, 2012.
Periodo
Secondo trimestre
Periodo
Secondo trimestre
Modalità di valutazione
Esame
Giudizio di valutazione
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi