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ENGLISH FOR BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

CODE 60047
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 8699 ECONOMIA E COMMERCIO(L-33) - 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
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 8697 ECONOMIA AZIENDALE(L-18) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 8699 ECONOMIA E COMMERCIO(L-33) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 1st 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

    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."

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lessons will be held eclusively in person in the classroom. The goal of teaching is 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

    ELGA NICOLINI (President)

    SUSAN MARIE CAMPBELL

    JUSTIN RAINEY

    SUSAN MARIE CAMPBELL (President)

    ELGA NICOLINI

    JUSTIN RAINEY

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Sem: I : 19th September - 16 December

    Sem II :

    First Day of Class: Wednesday, 5th October

    Office Hours: immediately after class (in the classroom) or by appointment in the Docenti Lingue office  (2nd floor).  For an appointment email: susan.campbell@unige.it

    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
    11/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale Please follow the instructions below before sending any email asking me about the exam. Any email I receive about any of the information covered below will go unanswered. 1) On the date of the exam, please enter the exam room 15 minutes early for roll call. The exam room will be visible in the Economics building on the computer monitors. I do not know the room ahead of time. You will need to have proof that you have a B1 level of English. Proof of English language level can be any of the following: A Cambridge or other university-accepted certificate (no older than 3 years). Proof of passing a UNIGE B1 test no earlier than 3 years previous. If you B1 proof comes from the 'Assessment Test', I will see it in your 'carriera', so you don't need to bring anything. 2) 15 minutes before the exam, I will identify those students with SIGNED WORK PERMITS who will be examined FIRST. The others will receive a time in which they are to be examined. Since students may enroll for the exam and simply not show up I CANNOT PREDICT WHAT TIME (OR EVEN DAY) A STUDENT WILL BE EXAMINED before the roll call. No student lacking proof of passing a B1 test will be examined. No student whose name does not appear on the registration list will be examined. Any student who is assigned a time slot that clashes with another exam can be moved LATER than the original time slot but NOT BEFORE, to respect the order of enrollment, and to respect all the other students. 3) All students should use the course program (syllabus) from the year they took the course IF POSSIBLE. If, however, you took the course earlier, 2019-20, for example, the syllabus is no longer available so please use the latest syllabus. 4) In the unfortunate event a student fails the exam due to LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE TEXT he/she is asked to speak about, he/she may retry the exam at the next appello within the same session. If, however, he/she fails the exam due to a LACK OF ABILITY TO SPEAK ENGLISH at the B1 level, the "SALTO D'APPELLO" goes into effect. There are no exceptions for this. The reason is that it takes a lot more time and effort to improve one's English language skills than it does to remember details about the texts.
    25/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale Please follow the instructions below before sending any email asking me about the exam. Any email I receive about any of the information covered below will go unanswered. 1) On the date of the exam, please enter the exam room 15 minutes early for roll call. The exam room will be visible in the Economics building on the computer monitors. I do not know the room ahead of time. You will need to have proof that you have a B1 level of English. Proof of English language level can be any of the following: A Cambridge or other university-accepted certificate (no older than 3 years). Proof of passing a UNIGE B1 test no earlier than 3 years previous. If you B1 proof comes from the 'Assessment Test', I will see it in your 'carriera', so you don't need to bring anything. 2) 15 minutes before the exam, I will identify those students with SIGNED WORK PERMITS who will be examined FIRST. The others will receive a time in which they are to be examined. Since students may enroll for the exam and simply not show up I CANNOT PREDICT WHAT TIME (OR EVEN DAY) A STUDENT WILL BE EXAMINED before the roll call. No student lacking proof of passing a B1 test will be examined. No student whose name does not appear on the registration list will be examined. Any student who is assigned a time slot that clashes with another exam can be moved LATER than the original time slot but NOT BEFORE, to respect the order of enrollment, and to respect all the other students. 3) All students should use the course program (syllabus) from the year they took the course IF POSSIBLE. If, however, you took the course earlier, 2019-20, for example, the syllabus is no longer available so please use the latest syllabus. 4) In the unfortunate event a student fails the exam due to LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE TEXT he/she is asked to speak about, he/she may retry the exam at the next appello within the same session. If, however, he/she fails the exam due to a LACK OF ABILITY TO SPEAK ENGLISH at the B1 level, the "SALTO D'APPELLO" goes into effect. There are no exceptions for this. The reason is that it takes a lot more time and effort to improve one's English language skills than it does to remember details about the texts.
    08/02/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale Please follow the instructions below before sending any email asking me about the exam. Any email I receive about any of the information covered below will go unanswered. 1) On the date of the exam, please enter the exam room 15 minutes early for roll call. The exam room will be visible in the Economics building on the computer monitors. I do not know the room ahead of time. You will need to have proof that you have a B1 level of English. Proof of English language level can be any of the following: A Cambridge or other university-accepted certificate (no older than 3 years). Proof of passing a UNIGE B1 test no earlier than 3 years previous. If you B1 proof comes from the 'Assessment Test', I will see it in your 'carriera', so you don't need to bring anything. 2) 15 minutes before the exam, I will identify those students with SIGNED WORK PERMITS who will be examined FIRST. The others will receive a time in which they are to be examined. Since students may enroll for the exam and simply not show up I CANNOT PREDICT WHAT TIME (OR EVEN DAY) A STUDENT WILL BE EXAMINED before the roll call. No student lacking proof of passing a B1 test will be examined. No student whose name does not appear on the registration list will be examined. Any student who is assigned a time slot that clashes with another exam can be moved LATER than the original time slot but NOT BEFORE, to respect the order of enrollment, and to respect all the other students. 3) All students should use the course program (syllabus) from the year they took the course IF POSSIBLE. If, however, you took the course earlier, 2019-20, for example, the syllabus is no longer available so please use the latest syllabus. 4) In the unfortunate event a student fails the exam due to LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE TEXT he/she is asked to speak about, he/she may retry the exam at the next appello within the same session. If, however, he/she fails the exam due to a LACK OF ABILITY TO SPEAK ENGLISH at the B1 level, the "SALTO D'APPELLO" goes into effect. There are no exceptions for this. The reason is that it takes a lot more time and effort to improve one's English language skills than it does to remember details about the texts.
    05/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale Please follow the instructions below before sending any email asking me about the exam. Any email I receive about any of the information covered below will go unanswered. 1) On the date of the exam, please enter the exam room 15 minutes early for roll call. The exam room will be visible in the Economics building on the computer monitors. I do not know the room ahead of time. You will need to have proof that you have a B1 level of English. Proof of English language level can be any of the following: A Cambridge or other university-accepted certificate (no older than 3 years). Proof of passing a UNIGE B1 test no earlier than 3 years previous. If you B1 proof comes from the 'Assessment Test', I will see it in your 'carriera', so you don't need to bring anything. 2) 15 minutes before the exam, I will identify those students with SIGNED WORK PERMITS who will be examined FIRST. The others will receive a time in which they are to be examined. Since students may enroll for the exam and simply not show up I CANNOT PREDICT WHAT TIME (OR EVEN DAY) A STUDENT WILL BE EXAMINED before the roll call. No student lacking proof of passing a B1 test will be examined. No student whose name does not appear on the registration list will be examined. Any student who is assigned a time slot that clashes with another exam can be moved LATER than the original time slot but NOT BEFORE, to respect the order of enrollment, and to respect all the other students. 3) All students should use the course program (syllabus) from the year they took the course IF POSSIBLE. If, however, you took the course earlier, 2019-20, for example, the syllabus is no longer available so please use the latest syllabus. 4) In the unfortunate event a student fails the exam due to LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE TEXT he/she is asked to speak about, he/she may retry the exam at the next appello within the same session. If, however, he/she fails the exam due to a LACK OF ABILITY TO SPEAK ENGLISH at the B1 level, the "SALTO D'APPELLO" goes into effect. There are no exceptions for this. The reason is that it takes a lot more time and effort to improve one's English language skills than it does to remember details about the texts.
    19/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale Please follow the instructions below before sending any email asking me about the exam. Any email I receive about any of the information covered below will go unanswered. 1) On the date of the exam, please enter the exam room 15 minutes early for roll call. The exam room will be visible in the Economics building on the computer monitors. I do not know the room ahead of time. You will need to have proof that you have a B1 level of English. Proof of English language level can be any of the following: A Cambridge or other university-accepted certificate (no older than 3 years). Proof of passing a UNIGE B1 test no earlier than 3 years previous. If you B1 proof comes from the 'Assessment Test', I will see it in your 'carriera', so you don't need to bring anything. 2) 15 minutes before the exam, I will identify those students with SIGNED WORK PERMITS who will be examined FIRST. The others will receive a time in which they are to be examined. Since students may enroll for the exam and simply not show up I CANNOT PREDICT WHAT TIME (OR EVEN DAY) A STUDENT WILL BE EXAMINED before the roll call. No student lacking proof of passing a B1 test will be examined. No student whose name does not appear on the registration list will be examined. Any student who is assigned a time slot that clashes with another exam can be moved LATER than the original time slot but NOT BEFORE, to respect the order of enrollment, and to respect all the other students. 3) All students should use the course program (syllabus) from the year they took the course IF POSSIBLE. If, however, you took the course earlier, 2019-20, for example, the syllabus is no longer available so please use the latest syllabus. 4) In the unfortunate event a student fails the exam due to LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE TEXT he/she is asked to speak about, he/she may retry the exam at the next appello within the same session. If, however, he/she fails the exam due to a LACK OF ABILITY TO SPEAK ENGLISH at the B1 level, the "SALTO D'APPELLO" goes into effect. There are no exceptions for this. The reason is that it takes a lot more time and effort to improve one's English language skills than it does to remember details about the texts.
    03/07/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale Please follow the instructions below before sending any email asking me about the exam. Any email I receive about any of the information covered below will go unanswered. 1) On the date of the exam, please enter the exam room 15 minutes early for roll call. The exam room will be visible in the Economics building on the computer monitors. I do not know the room ahead of time. You will need to have proof that you have a B1 level of English. Proof of English language level can be any of the following: A Cambridge or other university-accepted certificate (no older than 3 years). Proof of passing a UNIGE B1 test no earlier than 3 years previous. If you B1 proof comes from the 'Assessment Test', I will see it in your 'carriera', so you don't need to bring anything. 2) 15 minutes before the exam, I will identify those students with SIGNED WORK PERMITS who will be examined FIRST. The others will receive a time in which they are to be examined. Since students may enroll for the exam and simply not show up I CANNOT PREDICT WHAT TIME (OR EVEN DAY) A STUDENT WILL BE EXAMINED before the roll call. No student lacking proof of passing a B1 test will be examined. No student whose name does not appear on the registration list will be examined. Any student who is assigned a time slot that clashes with another exam can be moved LATER than the original time slot but NOT BEFORE, to respect the order of enrollment, and to respect all the other students. 3) All students should use the course program (syllabus) from the year they took the course IF POSSIBLE. If, however, you took the course earlier, 2019-20, for example, the syllabus is no longer available so please use the latest syllabus. 4) In the unfortunate event a student fails the exam due to LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE TEXT he/she is asked to speak about, he/she may retry the exam at the next appello within the same session. If, however, he/she fails the exam due to a LACK OF ABILITY TO SPEAK ENGLISH at the B1 level, the "SALTO D'APPELLO" goes into effect. There are no exceptions for this. The reason is that it takes a lot more time and effort to improve one's English language skills than it does to remember details about the texts.
    15/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale Please follow the instructions below before sending any email asking me about the exam. Any email I receive about any of the information covered below will go unanswered. 1) On the date of the exam, please enter the exam room 15 minutes early for roll call. The exam room will be visible in the Economics building on the computer monitors. I do not know the room ahead of time. You will need to have proof that you have a B1 level of English. Proof of English language level can be any of the following: A Cambridge or other university-accepted certificate (no older than 3 years). Proof of passing a UNIGE B1 test no earlier than 3 years previous. If you B1 proof comes from the 'Assessment Test', I will see it in your 'carriera', so you don't need to bring anything. 2) 15 minutes before the exam, I will identify those students with SIGNED WORK PERMITS who will be examined FIRST. The others will receive a time in which they are to be examined. Since students may enroll for the exam and simply not show up I CANNOT PREDICT WHAT TIME (OR EVEN DAY) A STUDENT WILL BE EXAMINED before the roll call. No student lacking proof of passing a B1 test will be examined. No student whose name does not appear on the registration list will be examined. Any student who is assigned a time slot that clashes with another exam can be moved LATER than the original time slot but NOT BEFORE, to respect the order of enrollment, and to respect all the other students. 3) All students should use the course program (syllabus) from the year they took the course IF POSSIBLE. If, however, you took the course earlier, 2019-20, for example, the syllabus is no longer available so please use the latest syllabus. 4) In the unfortunate event a student fails the exam due to LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE TEXT he/she is asked to speak about, he/she may retry the exam at the next appello within the same session. If, however, he/she fails the exam due to a LACK OF ABILITY TO SPEAK ENGLISH at the B1 level, the "SALTO D'APPELLO" goes into effect. There are no exceptions for this. The reason is that it takes a lot more time and effort to improve one's English language skills than it does to remember details about the texts.

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Attendance Strongly recommended.