The course will help you master those linguistic skills that you need to effectively communicate in workplace settings. You will consolidate your reading and listening skills, and you will be able to understand the gist as well as the lexico-grammatical and syntactic features of a number of texts belonging to business discourse. Emphasis will be placed on the language of accounting. You will also improve your ability in writing short texts (e.g. reports describing graphs and business emails).
In particular, you will
• consolidate your linguistic competence at an intermediate level
• hone your receptive skills
• acquire a knowledge of the vocabulary and discourse of English for Business Purposes
• apply the knowledge gained in class to write cohesive/coherent texts.