cod. 1004418

Academic year 2013/14
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Indefinito/interdisciplinare (NN)
Per la conoscenza di almeno una lingua straniera
Type of training activity
Language/Final test
21 hours
of face-to-face activities
3 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

The student will learn to understand the main points of clear standard speech on business and know how to deal with most situations likely to arise in the context of work.
Learning skills: the student will improve language learning skills and learn to exploit the possibilities offered by new technologies and the academic environment.


English at A2 level (CEFR)

Course unit content

Business English level B1 (CEFR) 3 credits

Full programme

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Norman Whitby, Business Benchmark Pre-Intermediate to Intermediate Student’s book, Cambridge University Press (ISBN: 9780521671170) con CD
+ Personal Study Book (ISBN: 9780521672863)

Teaching methods

Language content and reading and listening skills will be presented during the lessons. The student will have the opportunity to practice through in-class communicative exercises.

Assessment methods and criteria

The test consists of 60 multiple choice questions, time 90 minutes, passmark 36 correct answers (60%).
The questions are grouped into different exercises and evaluate knowledge and receptive skills at level B1.The first 40 questions assess knowledge of vocabulary and grammar (Use of English) and reading skills (skimming, scanning, inference etc.). The last 20 questions assess global and detailed comprehension of listening material

Other information

The test is based on the Reading and Listening Papers of the BEC Preliminary examination (Cambridge English ) and materials for the preparation of the BEC Preliminary exam therefore may therefore be useful.