Checking date: 28/04/2018


Course: 2019/2020

English for work and business
(13115)
Study: Bachelor in Employment and Labour Relations (207)


Coordinating teacher: AGUIRRIZABAL MAYORAL, SUSANA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Humanities: Philosophy, Language, Literature Theory

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS

Course:
Semester:

Branch of knowledge: Arts and Humanities



Students are expected to have completed
Students must have previously attained an English level of B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
The objective of this course is to provide students with the following skills: 1. READING: being able to understand written texts related to business and human resources, 2. WRITING: being able to deal with business correspondence, 3. SPEAKING: being able to communicate in business situations, and 4. LISTENING: being able to understand oral messages in business situations. Students must have PREVIOUSLY attained an English level of B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Description of contents: programme
The Programme will be focused on ESP (English for Specific Purposes) within Business. Together with the appropriate Use of English, the three main blocks on which this subject will be based are: 1. Business correspondence: letters, e-mails and other documents, 2. Telephoning in English: different types of telephone conversations within business, and 3. Functions: common and useful expresions to be used at work and in a working environment. Presentations, debates, interviews.
Learning activities and methodology
All the lessons will be taught in English. The methodology used will follow a communicative approach and it will be widely based on the student's active participation in class. The above-mentioned four skills will be widely worked in all the sessions, which is the main reason why attendance is critical. All the scheduled tasks will be related to the professional environment of business. Office hours: Wednesdays, 5:50-7:50 p.m. at 17.2.37
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • . "Oxford Business English Dictionary for Learners of English". Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2006..
  • DIGNEN,B. , FLINDERS, S. & SEENEY, S. . English 365 for Work and Life (2). Cambridge University Press. 2013
  • DIGNEN,B. , FLINDERS, S. & SEENEY, S. . English 365 for Work and Life (3). Cambridge University Press. 2014
  • HANCOCK, M.. "English Pronunciation in Use" (pack book and audio CD). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2003.
  • HARDING, K. & TAYLOR, L.. "International Express (Intermediate)". Oxford University Press. Oxford. 2009..
  • HASHEMI, L. y THOMAS, B.. "Grammar for First Certificate". Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2003.
  • HUGHES,J.. "Telephone English". MacMillan. 2009.
  • LITTLEJOHN, A.. "Company to Company". Cambridge University Press. 4th edition. Cambridge. 2005..
  • LOMA-OSORIO FONTECHA, M.. "Estructura y función del texto económico: fundamentos de una léxico-gramática del discurso económico en español y en inglés". Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Madrid. 2004.
  • LOWE, S. & PILE, L.. "Presenting". Delta Publishing. Surrey, 2006..
  • MASCULL, B.. "Business Vocabulary in Use (Intermediate).". Cambridge University Press. 2002..
  • MURPHY, R.. "English Grammar in Use". Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2004.
  • McCARTHY, M. y O¿DELL, F.. "English Idioms in Use". Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2002.
  • McCARTHY, M. y O¿DELL, F.. "English Vocabulary in Use (Upper Intermediate)". Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2001.
  • NATEROP, B. J.. "Telephoning In English ". Cambridge University Press. Third Edition. Cambridge. 2004.
  • PLEDGER, P.. "English for Human Resources". Oxford University Press. Oxford. 2007.
  • SWAN, M.. "Practical English Usage". Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1995.
  • TAYLOR, L.. "International Express (Pre-Intermediate)". Oxford University Press. New Edition. Oxford. 2008..
  • THOMSON, K.. "English for Meetings". Oxford University Press. Oxford. 2008.
  • TRAPPE, T. & TULLIS, G.. "Intelligent Business (Intermediate)".. Pearson-Longman. 2005..
  • TRAPPE, T. & TULLIS, G.. "Intelligent Business (Upper-Intermediate)".. Pearson-Longman. 2006..
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • . "Collins Cobuild English Dictionary". Harper Collins Publishers, London, 2001.
  • . "Word for Word (a dictionary of doubts for commonly confusing words)". Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2003.
  • . "Cambridge Advanced Learner¿s Dictionary". Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2003.
  • . "Longman Business English Dictionary". Pearson-Longman. 2007..
  • ASHLEY, A.. "A Handbook of Commercial Correspondence". Oxford University Press. Oxford. 1991..
  • BADGER, I.. "English for Work". Pearson-Longman. 2003..
  • BAKER, A.. "Ship or Sheep? An Intermediate Pronunciation Course". Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1984.
  • BELL, A. H.. "Writing Effective Letters, Memos & E-mail". Barron¿s Educational, New York, 2004.
  • BETHALL, G. & ASPINALL, T.. "Test your Business Vocabulary in Use".. Cambridge University Press. 2003..
  • BLY, R.W. & KELLY, R.A.. "The Encyclopedia of Business Letters, Faxes and Emails".. Career Press. Revised edition. 2009..
  • CANO RICO, J.R.. "Diccionario Económico, Financiero y Bursátil".. Tecnos. Madrid. 1994..
  • CORDELL, J.. "Cambridge Business English Activities (Intermediate)".. Cambridge University Press. 2000..
  • COTTON, D. et ALII. "Market Leader (Intermediate)".. Pearson-Longman. 2008..
  • COTTON, D. et ALII. "Market Leader (Upper-Intermediate)".. Pearson-Longman. 2008..
  • EVANS, D.. "Decisionmaker (Intermediate)".. Cambridge University Press. 1997..
  • GOODALL, M.. "Professional Presentations".. Cambridge University Press..
  • HEWINGS, M.. "Advanced Grammar in Use". Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1999.
  • HILL, J. y LEWIS, M.. "LTP Dictionary of Selected Collocations". Language Teaching Publications, Hove, 1999.
  • LACASA NAVARRO, R. & DÍAZ DE BUSTAMANTE, I.. "Diccionario de Derecho, Economía y Política (Inglés-Español/Español-Inglés)". Revista de Derecho Privado. Madrid. 1986..
  • LADOUSSE, G. P.. "Speaking Personally: Quizzes and Questionnaires for Fluency Practice". Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2002.
  • LOUGHEED, L.. "Business Correspondence".. Pearson-Longman. 2002..
  • MANN, M. y TAYLORE-KNOWLES, S.. "Listening and Speaking: Skills for First Certificate". MacMillan, Oxford, 2003.
  • MERINO PERAL, M.C. & LÓPEZ GARCÍA, F. J.. "Diccionario enciclopédico de economía, finanzas y empresa español-inglés/inglés-español".. Universidad de Burgos. Burgos. 2006..
  • PROMODOU, L.. "Grammar and Vocabulary for First Certificate". Pearson/Longman, Harlow, 2004.
  • SASLOW,J. & COLLINS, T.. "Workplace Plus (Level 3)".. Oxford University Press. 2004..
  • SASLOW,J. & COLLINS, T.. "Workplace Plus (Level 4)".. Pearson-Longman. 2004..
  • SCOTT-BARRETT, F.. "First Certificate Listening and Speaking". Pearson/Longman, Essex, 2000.
  • SHOVEL, M.. "Making Sense of Phrasal Verbs". Prentice Hall, Hertfordshire, 1992.
  • SWAN, M.. "How English Works. A Grammar Practice Book". Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1997.
  • SWEENEY, S.. "Communicating in Business".. Cambridge University Press. 2004..
  • TAYLOR, S.. "Model Business Letters and Emails".. Pearson-Longman, 6th edition. 2004..
  • WAITE, M.. "Concise Oxford Thesaurus". Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2002.
  • WYATT, R.. "Test your Vocabulary for FCE". Penguin, London, 2002.
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