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ENGLISH FOR BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

CODE 60047
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 8699 ECONOMIA E COMMERCIO(L-33) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 8699 ECONOMIA E COMMERCIO(L-33) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 8697 ECONOMIA AZIENDALE(L-18) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 8698 ECONOMIA DELLE AZIENDE MARITTIME, LOGISTICA E TRASP.(L-18) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 8697 ECONOMIA AZIENDALE(L-18) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 8698 ECONOMIA DELLE AZIENDE MARITTIME, LOGISTICA E TRASP.(L-18) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/12
    LANGUAGE English
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER Annual
    SECTIONING This unit is divided into 3 sections:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    English for Business and Economics is a 72-hour course that recognises the importance of English as the primary language in Social Sciences and Economics. English for Business and Economics covers the key subjects in the degree courses and highlights their impact on people's lives.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Course description The English course (72 hours over two terms) is made up of classes held by three lecturers. Those students who need to comply with the entry requirements (B1/PET English Certificate) can attend a 60-hour distance-learning course provided by CLAT (the university language centre) and supervised by a tutor. Click here www.economia.unige.it/doc/didattica/info_inglese.pdf for further information. All students are required to sign up for the course on the Aulaweb (http://economia.aulaweb.unige.it/) both to gain access to all materials and get updates from lecturers. The lecturers’ course is an upper-intermediate one and is offered to undergraduates who already have a good knowledge of English. Credits: 9 credits. Available as a 5/6-credit course for Erasmus students only and upon agreement.

    PREREQUISITES

    Students can access the final oral exam only if they are in possession or a B1 certificate or above.

    For further information about the B1 certifcate and how to obtain it through the university click here:http://www.economia.unige.it/info-esame-inglese-b1

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lessons will primarily be held on TEAMS with a few classroom meetings is possible. To strengthen reading and listening skills and reinforce the communicative skills acquired during previous study of the English language. Focus will be put on understanding current English social, economic and political issues, working on different text typologies, to enable students to engage with native and non-native speakers in an English-speaking environment. In order to do so students will work on a folder containing selected texts (articles, essays, excerpts from books and manuals - all materials are available online on the Aulaweb course page). Emphasis will also be placed on critical reading (a closer text analysis for unveiling meaning at a deeper or metaphorical level within a text) and critical thinking (the ability to compare and contrast information and ideas from different sources). Students will be divided into 3 groups based on students’ surname initials (A-D; E-O; P-Z).

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    All texts – i.e. newspaper and magazine articles, excerpts from books and manuals,

    reccomended reports and essays - are ready for download on the Aulaweb

    resources (http://economia.aulaweb.unige.it/)

    Grammars

    Raymond Murphy, English Grammar in Use. Intermediate, Cambridge

    University Press (latest edition);

    Michael Swan, Practical English Usage, Oxford University Press, (latest edition); an English learners' dictionary, e.g. Concise Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford University Press;

    For online pronunciation, see amongst others  www.howjsay.com

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    SUSAN MARIE CAMPBELL (President)

    ELGA NICOLINI

    JUSTIN RAINEY

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Sem: I : 16th September - 11 December 2020

    Sem II : To be announced

    First Day of Class: 16th eptember 2020

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral exam following a written part assessing the students' entry level (see below for further details)

    Assessment criteria: listening comprehension (the student understands the questions asked by the lecturer) effective reporting of content, critical reading skills, extensive knowledge and use of ESP (English for Specific purposes) terms, adequate pronunciation

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Course entry requirements:

    Students who do not comply with the entry requirements (B1/PET English Certificate) can  attend  a  60-hour  distance-learning  course  provided  by  CLAT  (the  university language                     centre)        and       supervised       by       a       tutor.       Click       here http://www.economia.unige.it/doc/didattica/info_inglese.pdf for further information. Students who comply with the entry requirements (ESOL certificate or CLAT B1 online course and test) have to enrol online using their UNIGE credentials for the final oral exam. On passing the final exam, students are awarded 9 credits and a mark out of 30 (minimum pass mark 18/30). Erasmus exchange programme students can choose to take a 5/6-credit exam but need to contact and get approval from lecturers first.

     

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    15/12/2021 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
    12/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
    07/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
    10/05/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale appello straordinario riservato esclusivamente ai laureandi a.a. 2020/21
    30/05/2022 14:00 GENOVA Orale
    13/06/2022 14:00 GENOVA Orale
    27/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    09/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Attendance Strongly recommended.