cod. 1007273

Academic year 2022/23
1° year of course - Second semester
Fraser Harris BRESNAHAN
Academic discipline
Lingua e traduzione - lingua inglese (L-LIN/12)
Ulteriori conoscenze linguistiche
Type of training activity
42 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

At the end of the course the student should:
-know and understand business texts (Knowledge and understanding)
-use business English expressions (Applying knowledge and understanding)
-formulate judgements on economic topics. (Making judgements)
-communicate and interact in English effectively and with a degree of fluency and spontaneity in every day business situations (communication skills and learning skills)



Course unit content

The course prepares the student to acquire an upper-intermediate level of competences to be used in the world of work.

Full programme

CFU: 6
teacher: Ketty Grandi
The course will lead the student to understand and analyze a complex business text taken from financial newspapers. Moreover, he/she should communicate in English effectively in every day business situations and with a degree of fluency and spontaneity; he/she should also be able to explain his/her viewpoint on articles taken from The Financial Times.


All students can refer to the book Guy Brook-Hart, "Business BENCHMARK", Upper Intermediate, 2nd Edition, CUP, Cambridge 2013

Teaching methods

-Traditional lessons ; -tutorials;
-cooperative learning;

Assessment methods and criteria

Written and oral assessment.
The written assessment will consists of exercises of filling in the gap (grammar and/or Business English vocabulary).
The oral assessment will be a discussion about some business/political articles taken from The Financial Times.

Other information

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