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School of Economics and Political Science
Course unit
ECO2045856, A.A. 2016/17

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
EP1981, Degree course structure A.Y. 2013/14, A.Y. 2016/17
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 1.0
Type of assessment Evaluation
Department of reference Department of Economics and Management
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Teacher in charge Emanuela Tenca

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Other -- -- 1.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 1.0 20 5.0 No turn

Start of activities 03/10/2016
End of activities 20/01/2017
Show course schedule 2017/18 Reg.2013 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
3 Commissione AA 2016/17 01/10/2016 30/09/2017 TENCA EMANUELA (Presidente)
RUPIK VICTOR (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: The course is targeted to those Business Administration students who did not sit or did not pass the written test on Wed 5th October 2016. The test, which aimed at assessing an intermediate level of competence in English equal to the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), can be sit in all the other sessions of the academic year.
Target skills and knowledge: The course will help you develop and master those linguistic skills that you need to effectively communicate in everyday situations as well as in workplace settings. You will consolidate your reading skills, and you will be able to understand the gist as well as the lexico-grammatical and syntactic features of a number of written texts belonging to business discourse.

In particular, you will be supposed to
• reach a lexico-grammatical competence equal to the B2 level of the CEFR
• develop your reading skills
• acquire a linguistic knowledge of the vocabulary and discourse of English for Business Purposes
• develop skills to be applied when analysing business texts.
Examination methods: You will sit a written test including the following exercises:
A. Multiple choice: grammar (15 marks)
B. Word formation: morphology (5 marks)
C. Gap fill: vocabulary (10 marks)
D. Cloze test: vocabulary (10 marks)
E. Reading comprehension (10 marks).

The exercises will refer to the domain of business and economics.
The final evaluation will be “passed” or “not passed”. You will be rewarded with a “passed” evaluation if you reach a final score of 60/100 or higher.
Assessment criteria: You will be assessed on your ability to make appropriate lexico-grammatical choices and to read and understand texts belonging to the business domain.
Course unit contents: You will read and analyse a variety of texts belonging to the domain of economics and business. For this reason, it is important that you bring the set book to class: 'English for Management and Economics' by Maria Rees (Cafoscarina 2011).

You will also have an opportunity to revise the following grammar areas:
- Articles
- Verb tenses: present simple, present continuous, past simple, past continuous, present perfect, past perfect, future forms, imperative forms, modal verbs, passive voice
- Nouns: singular and plural, countable and uncountable, compound nouns, possessive ‘s
- Personal pronouns, possessive adjectives and pronouns, demonstratives
- Prepositions of time and place
- Comparative and superlative adjectives
- If-clauses
- Reported speech.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Teacher-fronted lessons and practical activities. If you come to class, you will be expected to actively participate in all activities (working in pairs and groups).
Additional notes about suggested reading: Course material includes
1. Lecture notes for attending students
2. Material that will be made available on Moodle
3. The texts listed under 'Textbooks'.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Rees, Maria, English for Management and Economics. Venezia: Cafoscarina, 2011. Obbligatorio / Compulsory Cerca nel catalogo
  • Duckworth, Michael, Business Grammar & Practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. Consigliato per il ripasso autonomo della grammatica / Recommended for the revision of grammar areas Cerca nel catalogo
  • Eastwood, John, Oxford Practice Grammar. Intermediate. Student's book with key. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. Facoltativo / Optional Cerca nel catalogo
  • Prodromou, Luke, Grammar and vocabulary for First certificate with key. Harlow: Pearson Education, 2009. Facoltativo / Optional Cerca nel catalogo