Course Syllabus: #2314619 English for International Business

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Course Syllabus: #2314619
English for International Business
Course description:
Study of vocabulary for international communication, the importance of written and spoken
languages, meeting minutes, reports and various business letters.
Course objectives:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Understanding of the set of rules and practices required for writing various business documents.
Being able to write a summary of various articles.
Effective note taking and writing minutes of meetings.
Students will be confident in making business presentations, preparing agendas and business
reports.
5. Students will be able to write a business letter on various topics.
Tentative Schedule:
Week
Teaching topics
Evaluation
Week 1
Introduction to the course
Individual and group tasks,
discussions, participation
Week 2
Grammar review (past, present
and future tenses)
Individual and group tasks,
discussions, participation,
writing assignments
Week 3
Punctuation
''
Week 4, 5
Vocabulary and sentence
structure for writing business
letters. Writing practice.
''
Week 6, 7
Writing a business letter. Theory
and practice.
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Week 8
Midterm
''
Week 9
Note-taking
''
Week 10
Writing a summary of a business
article
''
Week 11
Presentation skills and public
speaking
''
Week 12, 13
Making a business presentation
''
Week 14
Talking about your business
''
Week 15
Business meetings – language
''
and etiquette
Week 16
Review
Evaluation
Over the 16 week semester period you can earn a total of 100 points
Attendance:
Uniform:
Participation:
Assignments:
Pre-test:
Midterm test:
Final Test:
7.5 points
7.5 points
5 points
10 points
20 points (2x Mini Test 10 points)
20 points
30 points
Class policies:
Attendance:
Students who miss more than 5 meetings will be dropped from the course.
Students who are late for class will receive only 0.25 attendance points.
Late assignment:
No late assignments are accepted.
Etiquette:
Don't eat food in class. Phones are to be turned off. Use polite speech and body
language and please don't disturb people who are working.
Course Website: abochenski.com/business
If you have any problems or questions, don't hesitate to ask or email me at: [email protected]
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