English for Cultural Resources Management (CRM) PROF. ENRICO REGGIANI COURSE AIMS The aim of the course is to achieve the following goals: revision, reinforcement and appropriate rationalising of basic linguistic skills; learning the appropriate specialist language within the framework of the complex professional working environment of CRM; gaining greater expertise in cultural analysis and in setting down the results of these studies in English. COURSE CONTENT The course revolves around a full review of the grammatical foundations of General English and English for Specific Purposes: the acquisition of the main discursive elements of the specialised language (grammar, lexicon, functional, pragmatic and cultural implications, etc.); the development of basic knowledge of the linguistic and textual dynamics required by the different communicative situations (register, viewpoint, rhetorical and communication choices, etc.); the strengthening of a cognitive structural ability for written/oral reception and written/oral production on specialised themes of interest. READING LIST Compulsory texts: M. MCCARTHY-J. MCCARTEN-D. CLARK-R. CLARK, Grammar for Business (with Audio CD), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, latest edition. L. PILE, Intelligent Business. Workbook. Intermediate Business English (with Audio CD), Harlow, Pearson-Longman, latets edition. E. REGGIANI, In the (salmon) pink 5. English for cultural resources management sulle pagine de The Financial Times, EDUCatt, Milan, forthcoming. Material on CRM prepared by the lecturer and available from the Blackboard website during the course. Suggested reading: P. STRUTT, Market Leader: Business Grammar and Usage. Business English, Longman, Harlow, 2000. Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, Oxford University Press, Oxford, latest edition (also on website). A. TUCK (ed.), Oxford Dictionary of Business English for Learners of English, Oxford University Press, Oxford, latest edition. F. PICCHI, Economics and Business. Dizionario Enciclopedico e Commerciale Inglese-Italiano, Italiano-Inglese, Zanichelli, Bologna, latest edition. TEACHING METHOD Lectures with the use of multimedia aids. ASSESSMENT METHOD Final test (30 minutes in duration) to be held on Blackboard. In addition, the student will have the option of integrating the written exam with an oral exam. NOTES The programme published here is subject to change should any particular didactic needs arise, in which case any such changes will be published, within the end of the course, in the online version of this programme, which the student can find on the Blackboard course page, which all students must visit regularly in its entirety and learn its contents. Further information can be found on the lecturer's webpage at http://docenti.unicatt.it/web/searchByName.do?language=ENG, or on the Faculty notice board.