English in Economics and Finance - English Language Course , level B2 2400-M1ANGB2
Conversation class in English of Finances and Economics at B2 level is aimed at giving students an opportunity to utilise their language skills and expand their vocabulary and skills to use the language in their studies and future place of work.
Classes predominantly focus on the development of students' oral skills, their ability to express their opinions, participate in discussions and debates and to deliver successful presentations. Students also learn to refer and summarise the previously read or listened to material, to evaluate its content, read the intentions of the author.
The sources of the materials used in class come mostly from the internet and up-to-date issues of the Economist and The Financial Times, as well as TED TALKS and Oxford English websites, but the scope of topics and additional practice is provided by “Market Leader” textbook.
Topics covered include:
Career and education
Companies and their structure
Innovation in a workplace
New business and start-ups
Marketing and advertising
Planning, forecasting, business plans
Managing people in a workplace
Conflicts and conflict management
Products, brands, markets
Type of course
The student will achieve the following language skills:
The student will be able to understand short texts, lectures, discussions, interviews concerning the field of business and economics, also will be able to evaluate the content, find necessary, specific information. The student will be able to follow business-related news.
The student will be able to speak about/comment on topics connected with business/economics, will be able to respond to opinions, challenge, agree, participate in discussions, debates and deliver short presentations.
The student will be able to produce comprehensive texts linked to the discussed topics, write a summary of an article.
Points are given for short tests (at least 5 in a term), news presentations, topic presentations, homework, written tasks, attendance and final test run at the end of the term.
Market Leader Business English Course Book, teacher's materials,
materials available on the internet,
The Financial Times
Information on level of this course, year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered, types and amount of class hours - can be found in course structure diagrams of apropriate study programmes. This course is related to the following study programmes:
- Computer Science and Econometrics, part-time, second cycle
- Finance, Investments and Accounting, full time, second cycle
- Computer Science and Econometrics, full time, second cycle
Additional information (registration calendar, class conductors, localization and schedules of classes), might be available in the USOSweb system: