Advanced Business Eenglish

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Advanced Business Eenglish

P ROF .

E NRICO R EGGIANI

COURSE AIMS

The course plans to further develop (in terms of the objectives of the standard first level degree courses) the student’s English language expressive skills in the various segments of business communication, with a special focus on enhancing the grammatical, lexical, textual and cultural aspects

COURSE CONTENT

The course primarily will focus on the reception of written production (newspapers, periodicals, essays) in the specific specialised languages and according to different textual genres, above all to get ideas for producing written and oral documents. In addition, to strengthen the student’s communicative knowledge and skills as well as their argumentive effectiveness in English we will reflect on some typical business English communication situations and use them for practical application.

READING LIST

Compulsory texts: M.

H EWINGS ,

Advanced Grammar in Use (upper-intermediate) – with answers (second edition)

, Cambridge University Press, latest edition.

E.

R EGGIANI ,

In the (salmon) pink 4. L’Inglese per la comunicazione economica sulle pagine del Financial Times: scorci del Commonwealth,

EDUCatt, Milan, 2009. E.

R EGGIANI ,

Econolingua. Glossario di parole-chiave dal Financial Times, 1998-2008

, EDUCatt, Milan, 2009. Recommended manuals and dictionaries: P.

S TRUTT ,

Market Leader: Business Grammar and Usage. Business English,

Longman, Harlow, 2000.

M.

M C C ARTHY J.

M C C ARTEN D.

C LARK R.

C LARK ,

Grammar for Business (with Audio CD)

, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, latest edition.

A.

T UCK (ed.),

Oxford Dictionary of Business English for Learners of English,

Oxford University Press, Oxford, latest edition. L ONGMAN ,

Business English Dictionary,

Longman, Harlow, latest edition. F.

P ICCHI ,

L’Inglese dell’Economia. Dizionario Economico e Commerciale Inglese-Italiano, Italiano-Inglese

, Zanichelli, Bologna, latest edition. F.

P ICCHI ,

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

Oral exam based on the reading, translation and commentary in English of the contents of all the compulsory reading list texts.

NOTES

The course information published herein could be subject to change should special didactic needs arise; any such changes will be published in the online version of this programme, which can be found in the course section of the coordinator’s Blackboard page.

Students must check each section of this latter regularly and learn its contents.

The

Advanced Business English

course is open also to those students whose study programme includes

English Language (Advanced Course)

or

English Language for Business Communication (Advanced Course)

and for long-cycle (pre-reform) degree students whose study programme includes

English Language

. Further board. information can be found on the lecturer's webpage at http://docenti.unicatt.it/web/searchByName.do?language=ENG, or on the Faculty notice

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