Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2022/2023
Belonging course: 
Course of Master's Degree Programme on MARKETING AND INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
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 aims to equip students with the tools required to strengthen their linguistic and communicative competence in English as well as their knowledge and use of English grammar, syntax and vocabulary in order to enable them to understand texts – spoken/written in English – of an economic and financial nature.
Expected learning outcomes:
Knowledge and understanding:
Students are expected to demonstrate a grounded knowledge of the main morpho-syntactic structures pertaining to the English language and to acquire an ability to understand, retain and use the vocabulary belonging to the macro areas of economy and finance.

Applying knowledge and understanding:
Students are expected to be able to apply the main English morpho-syntactic structures and understand a text – be it written or spoken - regarding economic and financial matters.

Making judgments:
Students are expected to demonstrate the ability to choose the most appropriate register to be used in a given situational context.

Communication skills:
Students will acquire the ability to communicate in English in a clear and appropriate way in specific professional contexts.

Learning skills:
Students are expected to demonstrate their ability to learn independently using appropriately selected communicative functions. To this end, supplementary materials will be provided on the e-learning platform.

Prerequisites

Students are required to possess communicative competence of a B1+/B2 level on the CEFR.

Syllabus

The course is subdivided into the six learning modules listed below, each of which lasts eight hours. Each module includes a number of lexical/grammatical items and reading/writing/oral communication activities. Students are required to participate in an active manner!
Module I (8 hours):
management styles
Module II (8 hours):
Business strategies
Module III (8 hours):
Industrial/Business relations
Module IV (8 hours):
Marketing e markets
Module V (8 hours)
Entrepreneurial skills
Module VI (8 hours):
Finance

Communicative functions relating to the contents of the Degree Programme divided into 5 macro areas and broken down into specific topics: Communication and Business Relations (Digital Technologies, Intercultural Competence, Ethical Business; Markets and Marketing (Market Structure, International Marketing); Business Management (Management Styles, Human Resource Management, Business Strategy); Entrepreneurialism (Business Success, Start-Ups, Risk); Finance (Types of Financing, Financial Tools). Lexis and grammar: countable and non-countable nous, past tenses, quantifiers, the passive, verb patterns, conditional sentences, articles, dependent prepositions, relative clauses, text reference, indirect speech. Course content can be subdivided into a number of short modules (or 'blocks') the duration of which will depend on the students' entry level and on their knowledge of the basic concepts related to the field of business administration.
Module I (8 hours):
management styles
Module II (8 hours):
Business strategies
Module III (8 hours):
Industrial/Business relations
Module IV (8 hours):
Marketing e markets
Module V (8 hours)
Entrepreneurial skills
Module VI (8 hours):
Finance

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 a B2/C1 CEFR level.
The students will also have the opportunity to improve their skills and competences through extra materials provided during the course or through suitable activities available in the dedicated section of the Parthenope University e-learning platform.

Textbooks

Cotton D., Falvey D., Kent S., Market Leader Upper Intermediate, Course Book, 3rd Edition, Pearson, Education Limited, 2010.
Brook-Hart G, Business Benchmark, Upper Intermediate Student’s Book, Cambridge University Press, 2013

Learning assessment

The assessment of expected learning outcomes will take place in several ways and at different times. Specifically, learning outcomes will be verified throughout the course by means of ad hoc oral activities as well as a mid-course written test made up of structured and semi-structured questions. Role play and pair work will be employed in class to assess acquired knowledge and skills in specific business/economic/financial contexts.
The final examination includes both a written and an oral test. The written test presents a number of sections comprising different activities: multiple-choice questions to assess the reading comprehension of a business text, and other matching, gap-filling, completion or multiple-choice tasks to check the knowledge of the grammar contents and business-related lexis studied during the course. The written test lasts one hour.
The oral test will be based on the discussion of the business texts and business conversations studied during the course, as well as on the translation of short business passages.
The final test does not award a mark but is based on a simple pass/fail mechanism depending on whether the student has reached the required level of proficiency.

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