1. Language Awareness and Introduction to Business English I - Instructor: Vassiliki Delli

Language: 
English
Degree: 
Undergraduate
Department: 
Department of Business Administration

Type of Course: Compulsory   ECTS: 5

Course description

The aim of this course is to brush up on students’ general English language skills and gradually enhance them. Students are introduced to English for Specific Purposes, namely Business English and Management Studies via a great variety of texts and selected material.

 

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course students:

  1. will have practised and improved all four English language skills
  2. will have introduced themselves to key concepts of Business English, having studied some of the first disciplines and field areas of Business Administration and Economics.
  3. will have acquired the skills to approach texts in Business Administration and Economics (text comprehension, linguistic practice, vocabulary building, written speech production)

Competence – prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for the course. However, good knowledge of English is recommended towards students’ successful completion of the course (B1/B2 level). Attendance and participation are highly encouraged even for students whose language competence is very satisfactory.

Contents

   1. Τhe English Language as Lingua Franca

   2. The English Language in Business

   3. The Sectors of Economy

   4. Introduction to Management

   5. Management Theories

   6. Management Practices

   7. The Company

   8. Company Structure

   9. Legal Status of Companies

Recommended Reading

  1. Perdiki F., Malivitsi Z., Economic and Business English in a Nutshell. F. Perdiki Publications, 2012 (main coursebook).
  2. Mackenzie I., Management and Marketing. Thomson Publications, 1997.
  3. Mackenzie I., English for Business Studies. Cambridge University Press, 1997.
  4. Mascull B., Business Vocabulary in Use - Advanced. Cambridge University Press, 2004.
  5. Robbins S., Business Vocabulary in Practice. Collins Cobuild- HarperCollins Publishers, 2003

Teaching and Learning Methods

The approach is interactive, with both lectures and a seminar-based methodology,  reading texts, case studies and plenty of practice aiming at encouraging students to reflect on their attitudes and experience and discuss or exchange views.

Assessment Method:

  • Final exam (90%)
  • Attendance and participation (10%)

All the material is uploaded online (e-class)