Business Foreign Language

Major: History and Archeology
Code of subject: 8.032.00.M.022
Credits: 3.00
Department: Foreign Languages
Lecturer: Zakaulova Julia Ph.D. (Education), Associate Professor
Semester: 3 семестр
Mode of study: денна
Мета вивчення дисципліни: To formulate general and speech competences (linguistic, socio-linguistic, professional, socio-cultural, pragmatic) to provide postgraduate students with the effective communication skills in business and professional environment.
Завдання: General competences: - ability to work in international contex - ability to generate fresh ideas (creativity) - ability to apply acquired knowledge in practice - ability to think critically, analyze and generalize - ability to use information and communication technologies - ability to communicate in a foreign language - ability to search, process and analyze informatin from a number of sources - ability to participate in interpersonal interaction and be respectful for cultural diversity - ability to work both, solely and in a team Professional competences: - linguistic, the one representing the level of possessing language norms and the ability to demonstrate language skills; - socio-linguistic, the one showing the ability to produce and identify a language style due to a particular communicative situation; - pragmatic, the one demonstrating language and paralinguistic knowledge and the ability of a speaker to use them to influence an interlocutor while communicating in a foreign lnguage.
Learning outcomes: By the end of the study learners are expected to be able to: • communicate in business environment including holding negotiations, signing treaties, holding job interviews, being interviewed. • make public presentations on a number of general issues in the business sphere using appropriate linguistic and non-linguistic means of communication; • write e-mails for business purposes conveying information of immediate relevance /close to professional life; • use business vocabulary, grammar, and specific word partnerships to effectively communicate in English-speaking business environment taking into account all the cultural peculiarities and business etiquette; • LR10 - communicate fluently in native and a foreign language for holding professional discussions, compiling analitical and research documentation; • LR12 - demonstrate interpretation and translation skills into and from a foreign language; • LR14 - use modern technologies, software, data bases and information systems to optimise learning a foreign language.
Required prior and related subjects: The level of knowledge B2
Summary of the subject: Academic and Professional Socializing. (Types of business letters. Job interviews.Getting prepared for a job interview. Compiling cover letters. HR, Startups. Professional development and learning.) Business English and Academic English peculiarities. Negotiations and presentations. The formal and informal English style of writing and communicating. Formal British and American English. Academic vocabulary and academic grammar. Making product presentations.
Опис: Module 1. Business activity and correspondence 1. Writing CV and cover letter. Job interview. Human rrsource management. 2. Corporate governance and etiquette. Compiling press releases. 3. Start-Ups. Treaties. Business letters. Peculiarities of British and American English. Module 2. Negotiations and Presentations 1. Resources. Writing an article. 2. Personal and professional development. 3. Presentations: Brainstorming. language. Visual aids. Dealing with questions. 4. Academic Grammar (Tenses. Inversion. Passive voice. The Infinitive. Relative clauses. The use of comma).
Assessment methods and criteria: Current control and differential credit. Assessment methods: - oral and direct questioning; - questioning in writing; - random oral questioning; - presentations during practical classes; - tests; - activity assessment; - evaluation of proposals, original decisions, suggestions, etc. Credit - Oral component - Written test
Критерії оцінювання результатів навчання: Current control: monologue and dialogical speech, reading, writing. Control test. Final control: differentiated test/credit. The distribution of points according to a 100-point scale Current control (CC) Total for the discipline 100 Classroom work / self-study 100 Vocabulary 5 Speaking 15 Grammar 5 Writing summaries 5 Listening comprehension 10 Presentation on dissertation 10 Control test 40
Порядок та критерії виставляння балів та оцінок: Listening - Complete comprehension of the listening material. Students have to demonstrate the ability to comprehend and reproduce, interpret, memorise the material and perform oral and written tasks. Reading - students demonstrate the knowledge of the reading material; they are able to reproduce all the facts correctly; certain inconsistencies are allowed, however, students should demonstrate critical thinking, the ability to analyze and lay out the material consecutively. Students understand and can explain most of the words in a text, can translate and use them participating in a discussion. Speaking - students are able to express themselves on a given topic using lexical and grammar constructions, speak fluently and support their point of view by the help of language means and participate in discussions. Writing - students possess an appropriate level of knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. A written paper should be concise, coherent, logical (an essay, a letter, a summary, etc.) Presentation assessment criteria Presentation is prepared in accordance with the topic suggested and a plan devised by a student. The rules of a presentation and its format should be observed. A student demonstrates deep knowledge of a subject presenting the material clearly, logically, critically. Analytical approach and additional material to the topic are required. Presentation itself should be complex, coherent, argumentative, with an individual approach to solving a problem.
Recommended books: 1.Trappe T, Tullis G. Intelligent Business. Advanced Business English. Pearson. 176 p. 2. Azar B.S (999) Understanding and Using English Grammar. New York: Pearson Education – 437p. 3. Comfort, J. (1996) Effective Telephoning. Oxford: Oxford University Press. – 126 p. 4. Ellis, M. and Nina O’Driscoll (1992) Socialising. Longmann. – 129 p. 5. Evans, V. (2005) Round Up 6. English Grammar Book. Longman. 6. Academic Vocabulary in Use. Cambridge university press. 7. Academic grammar and vocabulary. Cambridge university press. 8. Словники. 9. Yakchontova T. Academic writing. Lviv. 2003. 220 p.
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