Degree course: 
Corso di Second cycle degree in ECONOMICS, FINANCE AND BUSINESS LAW
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Course type: 
Various educational activities
First Trimestre
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Lesson (20 hours)

Students should have a fair knowledge of the grammar, lexis and syntax of the English language.
There are no specific prerequisites.

Final Examination: 

Written exam lasting 60 minutes and focusing on the technical and linguistic knowledge acquired. More specifically:
section a. “cloze test” with 12 gaps (words to be chosen from a maximum of 16 choices)
section b. a reading followed by 6 comprehension statements (true/false)
section c. 6 synonyms to be found in the reading
section d. choice of 2 short essay titles based on the reading. Students will be assessed on their ability to introduce, develop and conclude their essay.

Assessment score
section a. 12 points
section b. 6 points
section c. 6 points
section d. 6 points

The total score will be a mark out of thirty.

Voto Finale

The course aims to improve students’ abilities to understand and discuss articles dealing with financial, economic and legal English.

Students will acquire the terminology used in the above fields. They will also be able to read and understand general financial and economic texts more easily.

Reading, listening, interpretation and discussion of at least 7 texts related to students’ degree course so as acquire the abilities necessary to undertake the written exam.
The subjects will be: Arbitration (3 hours), Project Finance (3 hours), Company Structure (3 hours), Deflation (3 hours), Globalisation (3 hours), Retail Banking (3 hours), Money Laundering (2 hours)

The materials provided by the teacher in class will be made available on the Moodle e-learning platform.
Students who wish to work more on the language and grammar of English business texts can also consult Grammar for Business (with Audio CD) by Michael McCarthy, Jeanne McCarten, David Clark & Rachel Clark
Cambridge University Press ISBN: 9780521727204


Using authentic materials (business and financial texts), the course aims to raise students’ levels in the following areas: grammar, lexis, listening, writing and speaking.
Teaching is based on communicative lessons involving discussion, reading aloud and group work on the subjects discussed.

Communicative lessons encourage greater interaction in English with students. After some comprehension questions and explanations from the teacher, students will analyse the structure and lexis of the text, so that they can master them both.