Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2018/2019
Belonging course: 
Course of Master's Degree Programme on ADMINISTRATION, FINANCE AND BUSINESS CONSULTING
Disciplinary sector: 
LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH (L-LIN/12)
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
6
Year of study: 
1
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
First Semester
Hours of front activity: 
48

Language

English

Course description

The course sets out to equip students with the tools to strengthen their linguistic and communicative competence in English as well as their knowledge and use of English grammar, syntax and vocabulary to enable them to understand economic and financial texts written in English

Prerequisites

Communicative competences at B1+/B2 CEFR Level.

Syllabus

From Cotton D., Falvey D., Kent S., Market Leader Upper Intermediate 3rd Edition, Course Book, 3rd Edition, Pearson, Education Limited, 2010:

Unit 1 Communication
Vocabulary: Communicating
Grammar: Idioms

Unit 2 International Marketing
Vocabulary: Marketing word partnerships
Grammar: Noun compounds and noun phrases

Unit 3 Building Relationships
Vocabulary: Describing relations
Grammar: Multi-word verbs

Unit 4 Success
Vocabulary: Prefixes
Grammar: Present and past tenses

Unit 6 Risk
Vocabulary: Describing risk
Grammar: Adverbs of degree

Unit 9 Raising finance
Vocabulary: Financial terms
Grammar: Dependent prepositions

Unit 10 Customer Service
Vocabulary: Complaints
Grammar: Gerunds

Unit 12 Mergers and Acquisitions
Vocabulary: Describing mergers and acquisitions
Grammar: Prediction and probability

Articles and readings from the following textbooks:

Market Leader Upper Intermediate 3rd Edition (Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 12);
August Viglione, The Idea of Utility in Some of Beccaria’s Writings, IOU, 1993;
Barbara Dawes From Grand Tours to Package Tours, Pensa, 2012.

Communicative functions relating to the contents of the Degree Program, such as communication and business relationships, international marketing, business success, risk, finance, business startups, customer service, mergers and acquisitions, Brexit implications. Lexis and grammar: idioms, noun compounds and noun phrases, multi-word verbs, prefixes, adverbs of degree, dependent prepositions, present and past tenses, gerunds and infinitives, future tenses and modals to express prediction and probability.

Teaching Methods

The course will consist of traditional lectures and workshops based on cooperative learning and roleplaying.
The lectures will be held in English. The communicative approach will be adopted in order to promote the development of oral and written comprehension and production skills for effective communication in English for economics and finance at B2/C1 CEFR level.
The students will also have the opportunity to improve their skills and competences through extra material provided during the course or through suitable activities available at the ad hoc section of the Parthenope University e-learning platform.

Textbooks

- Cotton D., Falvey D., Kent S., Market Leader – Upper Intermediate, Course Book, 3rd Edition

Excerpts taken from:
- August Viglione, The Idea of Utility in Some of Beccaria’s Writings, IOU, 1993.
- Barbara Dawes, From Grand Tours to Package Tours, Pensa, 2012.

Learning assessment

The students’ learning progress will be assessed during the course through ad hoc oral activities as well as a mid-course written test consisting of structured and semi-structured questions.
The summative examination will consist of both a written and an oral test. The written test will include several sections encompassing multiple-choice questions to assess the reading comprehension of a business text, and other matching, blank-filling, completion or multiple-choice tasks to check the knowledge of useful grammar contents and business-related lexis (1 hour test). The oral test will be based on the discussion of business texts and business conversations, as well as on the translation of short business passages.

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Expected learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding: At the end of the course, Students will have developed suitable knowledge and communicative skills so that they will be able to read, understand and reword articles taken from specialised business newspapers and magazines. They will have acquired the competences to read, understand and reword texts taken from business publications. They will be able to follow and understand oral presentations and conversations about economics and finance.

Applying knowledge and understanding: Students will be able to understand and translate texts similar to the ones they have studied as well as to take part in oral interactions about economics and finance.

Making judgements: Students will be able to select the suitable structures and terminology to produce written as well as to translate specialised texts and to interact in oral conversations about economics and finance.

Communication: Students will be able to communicate effectively in field-specific interactions and to produce messages and reports using suitable business discourse features.

Learning skills: Students will be able to work both autonomously and in groups to achieve communicative goals, such as making oral presentations in English for economics and finance using mind maps or virtual presentation tools. They will also able to consolidate their knowledge of the proposed contents and to improve their skills by studyingextra suggested materials autonomously.

Mutuazioni

  • Study course MARKETING E MANAGEMENT INTERNAZIONALE - Training course in PERCORSO COMUNE
  • Study course SCIENZE ECONOMICHE FINANZIARIE E INTERNAZIONALI - Training course in PERCORSO GENERICO
  • Study course METODI QUANTITATIVI PER LA VALUTAZIONI ECONOMICHE E FINANZIARIE - Training course in PERCORSO GENERICO
  • Study course ECONOMIA DEL MARE - Training course in PERCORSO GENERICO