English Terminology for Economics
An intermediate (FCE) level of the English language is required in order to successfully attend and receive a passing grade for the course. Proficiency owners are not exempt from the course.
Objectives and content:
The aim of the course is to further develop what was learnt in the English Language course of the first semester . Students will advance their English language comprehension in the field of Economics. They will analyze economics texts from Economics related university textbooks and periodicals. In the last lessons of the course general rules of academic and economics writing are taught by analyzing the structure of published economic articles. Selected texts are mostly drawn from Macroeconomics.
Objectives of Macroeconomics: Terms and definitions
The use of metaphor in the language of economics
The tools of macroeconomic policy
Expressing cause and effect in the language of economics
The national income and product accounts
Measuring economic activity
Final goods and services
Aggregate supply and demand
Consumption and investment
Banks and the supply of money
International and domestic trade
Reporting what others say- Writing reports in economics
Reading and understanding the structure of published papers in economics
Writing economics:- The economic approach
Students practice listening comprehension and note taking by attending lectures on macroeconomics (e-lessons) given at Departments of Economics of well known English speaking Universities. The material of these lectures is included in the final exam .
At the end of the course students should be able to comprehend advanced level economic language used in textbooks and periodicals, take lecture notes , they should also have enriched their economics terminology and language skills to a proficient level..
All learning material can be found in e-class:
The final grade is based on the final exam consisting of different kinds of questions such as: true/false statements , multiple choice questions, cloze passages, term definitions, text comprehension and vocabulary questions and a short essay question.
Regular attendance is taken into consideration. There is also the possibility of an optional assignment for final grade improvement. The topic of the optional assignment is decided after consultation with the teacher and it should be chosen within the sphere of the student’s own scientific interests.