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WRITING WORKSHOP (ENGLISH)

CODE 80239
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 3 cfu during the 3nd year of 8752 SCIENZE DELLA COMUNICAZIONE (L-20) - SAVONA
  • LANGUAGE English
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • SAVONA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The workshop focuses on effective writing in English in the corporate context. It will help students learn how to write a business letter, a business report or proposal and a text or article review effectively. Students will improve their business vocabulary and use of grammar by studying and writing these types of documents during the lessons. They will also develop their skills in critical reading by presenting and commenting on articles about communication, leadership and soft skills

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course aims at providing a basic knowledge of English writing and reading, by bringing students' competence to an "upper-intermediate" level. Particularly, it will focus on the language of Anglophone medias, stimulating a critical approach in reading.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The English Laboratory will help the students learn how to write several types of business letters and emails, business reports, business proposals and article or text reviews.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Combination of traditional lectures and practical activities carried out in groups

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The course will focus on the most common business correspondence (enquiries and replies, offers and replies, orders and replies, complaints and replies), business reports, business proposals and article / text reviews with a further focus on structure, style (more formal / less formal) grammar vocabulary and content. During the course there will be presentations made in groups about articles related to communication skills and leadership skills. This way, the students will develop their English competence at an upper intermediate level and their team-work skills.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Reference book: BUSINESS BENCHMARK UPPER INTERMEDIATE (with key) ISBN 978-1-107-68098-2 and CDs

     

    Some articles about adaptive leadership posted on aulaweb

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    PAOLA NOVELLINI (President)

    GABRIELLA PETTI

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    February 2022

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    For non-attendees: a 2500-word essay about adaptive leadership based on the articles made available to the students on aulaweb.

    For attendees: letters and reports written in groups and presentations to be done in groups during the last two lessons of the course. Presentations will be about articles or texts related to communication and leadership skills in the corporate world 

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Class participation, peer feedback, and group presentations in class

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    16/05/2022 14:00 SAVONA Scritto
    30/05/2022 14:00 SAVONA Scritto
    13/06/2022 14:00 SAVONA Scritto
    27/06/2022 14:00 SAVONA Scritto
    05/09/2022 14:00 SAVONA Scritto