Guías Académicas

BUSINESS ENGLISH

BUSINESS ENGLISH

DOBLE TITULACIÓN DE GRADO EN GESTIÓN DEL TURISMO Y GRADO EN GESTIÓN DE PEQUEÑAS Y MEDIANAS EMPRESAS

Curso 2021/2022

1. Subject Information

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Code
103963
Plan
DT21
ECTS
6
Type
Year
4
Duration
Second semester
Area
FILOLOGÍA INGLESA
Departament
Filología Inglesa
Virtual platform

Campus Virtual de la Universidad de Salamanca

Professor Information

Profesor/Profesora
Rosa María Revilla Vicente
Group/s
1
Departament
Filología Inglesa
Area
Filología Inglesa
Centre
Fac. Economía y Empresa
Office
2.8. Departamento de Filología Inglesa
Office hours
Web address
english.usal.es
E-mail
revilros@usal.es
Telephone
923294400 Ext. 1756

2. Association of the subject matter within the study plan

3. Prerequisites

To master the course students are supposed to know and have:

  • an A2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF B1) ;
  • how to use English for gaining information from various information resources;
  • basic information on social and cultural differences;
  • basic social skills;
  • basic research skills.

The course will aim to review and consolidate the main structures of spoken and written English and the vocabulary of the students’ academic field of study, i.e. Business English. At the end of the course, the students are expected to achieve a similar level to that of a B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF B1). This course combines classes in Business English communication skills and concepts with general English language skills. This course is designed to give students the English skills they need to work effectively in today’s global marketplace. English skills and vocabulary are developed through exercises, case-studies, role-plays and research on business topics.

Students will be advised to take a placement test to confirm their level at the beginning of the course.

4. Learning objectives

On completion of the course, students should

 

1.Achieve a similar linguistic level to that of a B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF B1).

2.Communicate successfully with others in practical, business-oriented situations including prospective managers, salespeople, account managers,  business dealers and entrepreneurs.

3.Understand how the English language is used in written communication and in various business situations such as meetings and presentations.

4.Be able to write standard business letters and memos and summaries in English on business-related topics.

5.Be able to prepare and deliver short individual presentations in English on business-related topics.

6.Be able to read, summarize and discuss books, newspaper articles and scientific articles on business- related topics.

7-Have a working knowledge of business words and phrases and basic English grammar.

8.Be able to critically assess and improve their texts and those of others.

9.Be able to critically assess their presentational skills and those of others.

5. Contents

Theory.

4. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS

 

  1. Meetings
  2. Marketing
  3. Exchanging information
  4. Job search
  5. Socializing
  6.  Presenting

6. Competences acquired

Basic / General.

SKILLS

The specific and transversal skills that will be developed in this course help the student to acquire those established in the Business Administration Module. The list is included in the Verified Program of the Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Management. Specifically, the following skills are developed:

BASIC (BS) AND GENERAL SKILLS  (GS)

BS1. Students must show that they have acquired and understand the knowledge in the field of study that builds on general secondary education and is at a level that, while being based on advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that come from the forefront of its field of study.

BS2. Students must know how to apply their knowledge to their job or career in a professional way and they must own the skills that are exhibited by developing and defending arguments and by solving problems within their field of study.

BS3. Students must be able to collect and interpret relevant data (usually within their field of study) to express an opinion that is based on careful thoughts about relevant topics from a social, scientific or ethic perspective.

BS4. Students must be able to convey information, ideas, problems and solutions to specialists and non-specialists.

BS5. Students must develop the learning skills that are required to undertake further studies with a high degree of independence.

GS1. Develop skills for conflict resolution

GS2. Show an entrepreneurial spirit  and creativity to generate new ideas

GS3. Build  teamwork skills

GS4. Show capacity for self-criticism

GS5. Take risks and initiatives and show reaction speed

GS6. Employ  new technologies

GS7. Develop  the ability to act with social responsibility and ethical commitment

GS8. Express a positive attitude towards equal opportunities and the balanced presence of women within the company

GS9. Use social skills as behavioral strategies to solve different situations both in informal and institutional contexts.

Specific.

SPECIFIC SKILLS (SS)

 

SS1. Students must communicate successfully with others in practical, business-oriented situations including prospective managers, salespeople, account managers, business dealers and entrepreneurs.

 

SS2. Students must express themselves in English, spoken and written, with fluency, accuracy and confidence.

 

SS3.  Students must handle themselves in English in a variety of business context, from negotiating, to using the telephone, to making presentations, to socializing.

 

SS4. Students must deal with Business Correspondence. Emails (register, style, standard phrasing). Notes and Memos. Business-specific language phrases.

 

SS5. Students must use business vocabulary and general English appropriately and lexical and grammatical resources.

SS6. Students must read and understand messages, and to respond appropriately; make a summary.

 

SS7. Students must deal with basic information on economics and business to prepare them for further business studies.

SS8. Students must prepare and deliver short individual presentations in English on business-related topics using ICTs.

 

SS9. Students must develop the listening, reading, writing skills in English together with critical thinking skills needed for academic success.

7. Teaching methods

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8. Anticipated distribution of the use of the different teaching methods

9. Resources

10. Assessment

General considerations.

 METHODS TO ASSESS THE ACQUISITION OF SKILLS AND MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM WEIGHTS

Assessment method

Minimum weight

Maximum weight

Final exam

50

60

In-class assessment

30

40

Student participation

5

10

 

 

11. Weekly teaching organization