The course aims to provide participants with the basic knowledge necessary for the analysis of a realia in Business English
The whole English language structures and functions will be reviewed. Therefore, all the 38 units of the grammar course book - S. Perez, M. Solly, Communicative Grammar and Practice, Il Capitello,- will be explained and practiced.
In order to code a text the learner have to decode many of them, so the course will give the students all the necessary tools to do that, such as how to have a factual text analysis on reports with economic topics.
To satisfy that aim the students are given the following materials:
file 1 Destinations: Writing for academic Success – from page 2 to page 34 from page 212 to page 219
file 2 Oxford Writing Tudor
As regards English for Special Purposes, students are required to learn business English through specific and authentic readings of the subject, with activities on prefixes and suffixes, phrasal verbs, compound nouns, acronyms, as well as through grammar, spelling and pronunciation differences between British English and American English.
Particular attention will be given to the use of the passive form, the abolition of the relative clause in favour of the sentence construction on the left of the key word, typical of technical and scientific English.
Thus, the source of the economic texts is The Economist. The same passages, with proper activities are introduced through the following course book :Graham Tullis, Tonya Trappe, Intelligent Business, intermediate level- only the students’ book – Longman-Person edition
A number of texts based on finance contents – chosen during the course – will be given through slides and photocopies.
Commercial theory will be dealt in the Dispensa del docente, Business English for Academic Students-Fundamental Concepts of Business Theory
Topics on English as a global/common language will also be dealt at the course through the essay of Professor Crystal in:
file 4 D Crystal, English as a Global Language – 1st and 2nd prefaces + 1st chapter
Furthermore, the possible deterioration of British English in favour of American English will be taught through the following study:
file 5 A D’Angelo, Deterioration of British English - Carocci ed