11180898 - Business English

Niveau de diplôme Master - Semestre 1
Crédits ECTS 2
Volume horaire total 40
Volume horaire TD 40

Responsables

Objectifs

Study of subjects, related to the business world.
Estimation of private study (outside of contact hours) : 2 hours

TARGETED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
  • Greater ease in communicating in English.
  • Presenting a subject.
  • Analysing a situation and defending a company.
  • Debating ideas.
  • Acquisition of business vocabulary and expressions.
  • Better comprehension of documents.

Contenu

  1. Interviewing another student and presenting this student to the class.
  2. Job interview questions in groups, followed by class discussion with regard to these questions.
  3. International News presentations in groups.
  4. Debates.
  5. Crisis Management case study and discussion.
  6. Crisis Management situations, studied in groups followed by a Press Conference, defending the company and answering questions from the general public.
  7. Grammar Exercises on Phrasal Verbs.
  8. Discussion Topics : small groups present a subject and ask the class questions about their subject.

Bibliographie

PRESCRIBED TEXTS AND PUBLICATIONS :
  • Vocabulary for Business (David Riley, Liz Greasby)
  • Cambridge English for Job-hunting (Colm Downes)
  • Business Advantage (Jonathan Birkin)

Contrôles des connaissances

Final Exam
Written, 2h, Grammar and business vocabulary
Reading comprehension + written expression

Continuing Examination
Group oral presentation + Class participation

Informations complémentaires

TEACHING METHODS
In order to have an interactive class, communication activities will be used such as role plays in small or big groups, debates, oral presentations in groups, discussion.

NATURE OF MATERIALS
Case studies, role plays, video,discussion topics, grammar exercises

PRE-REQUISITES IN TERMS OF KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
No pre-requisites are required to attend this course, however students are recommended to keep up to date with current international events.