INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Department of International Relations and European Studies
2014-2015

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
FES 103 Business English Undergraduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
4 116 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Nataša TANDIR, Assist. Prof. Dr. Natasa Tandir Nataša TANDIR, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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The course aims at developing fluency and accuracy in using Business English with the help of essential business content: basic structures and vocabulary, authentic reading and listening texts (e.g. newspaper articles, interviews, etc.), business reports and case studies. It covers the most important areas of management, production, marketing, finance and macroeconomics.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
Aims of this course are to develop comprehension of business and economic texts and provide students with opportunities to express business concepts, analysis critics and ability to discuss business ideas.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction, Learning Techniques
  2. Writing Numbers, Capitalization of Words, Usage of Abbreviations
  3. Usage of Abbreviations, Office vocabulary
  4. How to turn basic English into Business English,Vocabulary - Economics
  5. Vocabulary - Management, Debate
  6. Written business corespondence, Debate
  7. Vocabulary -Marketing
  8. Preparation for midterm
  9. Midterm exam
  10. Vocabulary - Finance and Banking
  11. How to make and perform good presentation
  12. Vocabulary - Accounting, CV writing
  13. Vocabulary - Production, Debate
  14. Preparation for Final exam
  15. Final exam

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Lectures
    • Presentation
    • Assignments
    • Case Studies
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Homework110
    Midterm Exam(s)130
    Presentation110
    Final Exam150
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • Comprehension of business and economic terms
    • Fluency and accuracy in business correspondence
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • MacKenzie, Ian, English for Business Studies, 3rd ed., Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press, 2012

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)336108
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
    Midterm Examination (1 week)111
    Final Examination(1 week)111
    Preparation for Midterm Examination133
    Preparation for Final Examination133
    Assignment / Homework/ Project 0
    Seminar / Presentation 0
    Total Workload: 116
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5