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School of Economics and Political Science
Course unit
EPP6077097, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
EP2372, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 2.0
Type of assessment Evaluation
Course unit English denomination ENGLISH FOR ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS
Website of the academic structure
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 ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION

Teacher in charge LAURA FAVERO CARRARO

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Other -- -- 2.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 2.0 24 26.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
3 Commissione esame A.A. 2019/20 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 FAVERO CARRARO LAURA (Presidente)
PAVAN ELISABETTA (Membro Effettivo)
2 Commissione esame A.A. 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 FAVERO CARRARO LAURA (Presidente)
PAVAN ELISABETTA (Membro Effettivo)
1 Commissione esame A.A. 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 FAVERO CARRARO LAURA (Presidente)
RUPIK VICTOR (Membro Effettivo)
TENCA EMANUELA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: The course is targeted to those Entrepreneurship & Innovation students who did not sit or did not pass the written test. The test, which aims 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 students develop and master those linguistic skills needed to effectively communicate in everyday situations as well as in workplace settings. Students will consolidate reading skills, so as to be able to understand the gist as well as the lexico-grammatical and syntactic features of a number of written texts connected with the world of entrepreneurship and innovation.
In particular, students will be supposed to
• reach a lexico-grammatical competence equal to the B2 level of the CEFR
• acquire a linguistic knowledge of the vocabulary and discourse of English at academic level.
• develop skills to be applied when analysing business and economics texts.
• develop reading, listening, presentation and reporting skills.
Examination methods: Students will sit a written test in two parts including the following exercises: Multiple choice (grammar), Word formation (morphology), Gap fill (vocabulary), Cloze test (grammar and vocabulary), Reading comprehension.
Assessment criteria: The exercises will refer to the domain of law and economics.
The final evaluation will be “passed” or “not passed”. Students will be given a “pass” evaluation if reaching a final score of 70/100 or higher.

Students will be assessed on their ability to make appropriate lexico-grammatical choices and to read and understand texts belonging to the domain of business and economics.
Course unit contents: Students will read and analyse a variety of texts belonging to the domain of business and economics.
Students will also have an opportunity to revise the following grammar areas:
- Active and Passive Verb tenses
- Modal Verbs
- Phrasal Verbs
- Reported Speech
- Features of Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives and Adverbs
- Linking Words
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Front lecturing on course-specific contents. Reading, listening, watching news. Pair work or group work . Students’ research work.
All students are required to attend classes.
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'
Students can find useful materials to start with at:
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Duckworth, Michael, Business Grammar & Practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Tonya Trappe, Graham Tullis, Intelligent business coursebook - intermediate. Harlow: Pearson, 2011. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Thaine, Craig, Cambridge Academic English. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2012. Facoltativo/Optional