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COURSE INTRODUCTION Business English 1. Contact information for Boglarka Kiss Kulenović Office hours: Tuesday: 10:00 – 12:00 Tuesday: 16:00 -17:00 Office.

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1 COURSE INTRODUCTION Business English 1

2 Contact information for Boglarka Kiss Kulenović Office hours: Tuesday: 10:00 – 12:00 Tuesday: 16:00 -17:00 Office 20 Webpage:

3 Classes Lecture: RUŠ – TOJ: Tuesdays: 12:15 – 13:45 Seminars: ŠAS – TOJ: Tuesdays: 14:30 – 16:00 RUŠ – ŠAR: Thursdays: 9:00 – 10:30

4 COURSE AIMS to develop business communication skills (writing, speaking and listening) to acquire specialist vocabulary (on selected business topics) to encourage critical thinking (analysis, synthesis, foreseeing, deducing, selecting…) to understand the difference between written/spoken language and formal/informal language to learn how to use dictionaries and other reference material

5 Where could you read such sentences? Keywords? PM unveils marriage tax breaks plan Messi in Spain tax fraud hearing Blackberry loss after sales slump Energy costs fuel Japan price growth

6 Listening Topics, keywords?

7 COURSE REQUIREMENTS regular attendance You will not get a signature if you miss more than 6 classes (lectures/seminars). All doctor’s notes and other proofs of absence to be handed in the week of your return to classes. active in-class participation (home assignments, participation in discussions); deliver a group (5-6) presentation; passing progress tests and/or exams.

8 TWO WAYS TO GET A GRADE 1) PROGRESS TESTING - BEFORE REGULAR EXAM DATES regular attendance active class participation group presentation occasional pop quizzes homework assignments midterm test + endterm test + business letters test = minimum 51% oral exam FINAL GRADE = written tests + oral test+ class participation

9 2) REGULAR EXAM DATES regular attendance homework assignments group presentation final comprehensive written test (regular exam period) final comprehensive oral exam (regular exam period)

10 3. THE ORAL EXAM At the oral exam you are expected to: present business topics covered during the course and discuss them with your peers and the teacher express a viewpoint on a topical issue (advantages, disadvantages, agreeing, disagreeing…) and to ask relevant questions.

11 THE PRESENTATION The teams and presentation times will be assigned by the teacher. YOUR GROUP’S OWN WORK!!! team-work thorough research clear structure ability to use the language of presentations effectively ability to present information in visual form correctly

12 How? PPT presentation Duration:10-15 minutes, about 7-10 slides 1st slide: title, list of team members Last slide: list of works consulted. Check out rules on citing literature on my website! SLIDES WILL HAVE TO BE MAILED TO ME AT LEAST A WEEK BEFORE THE PRESENTATION Answering questions from the group (hostile and friendly) Will be held after classes during the semester. Each group will be observed by the next 2 groups.

13 REQUIRED LITERATURE Business English Resource Bank I 2014/15 Bring to next class! MacKenzie, I. (2010) English for Business Studies, Third edition The MacKenzie book is available in: Algoritam VBZ Knjižara

14 University Essentials

15 Answer these questions: What do you study? Where do you study? Are you a graduate or an undergraduate student? Are you a part-time or a full-time student? Are you a freshman or a sophomore? Which degree will you earn when you graduate?

16 Match up the terms: Britain First-year student Second-year student Third-year student Fourth-year student USA Junior Freshman Sophomore Senior

17 What kind of degree will you get after... 4 years? 5 years? 9 years? Bachelor’s degree Master’s degree Doctor’s degree

18 What’s the difference? Which one will YOU get? BA or BSc or Bachelor of Economics MA or MSc Master’s degree in Management or MBA PhD

19 When do you choose your major? Who is the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business? Who is the Head of the Department of Business Foreign Languages? Is BE a compulsory or an elective course? Will you have to write papers in the BE course? Is there a difference between class attendance and class participation? Why do you have to attend this course regularly? How do you become eligible for the teacher’s signature at the end of the semester? Where can you find the BE syllabus? How do you apply for the exam? What does ECTS stand for?

20 ECTS European Credit Transfer System Purpose:To help compare courses in different European universities. Reason: To make it easier for students to take courses abroad. How many ECTS points is BE1 worth? 5 ECTS = 5 x 30 hours of work / semester

21 Fill in the missing prepositions He has a BA _____ English literature. She has a master’s degree ____ Economics. He has a PhD _____ the University of Zagreb. Take a course ___ Macroeconomics. Enrol __ a course. Attend a course ___ Business English. Participate ___ classes. Sign up ____ an exam a week early.

22 Fill in the missing prepositions He has a BA _in__ English literature. She has a master’s degree _ in _ Economics. He has a PhD _from__ the University of Zagreb. Take a course _in__ Macroeconomics. Enrol _on_ a course. Attend a course _ in __ Business English. Participate _ in __ classes. Sign up _for__ an exam a week early.

23 Find English words for these expressions 1. Prosjek svih ocjena stečenih u određenom razdoblju 2. Visoko učilište u SAD-u koje izvodi dvogodišnje programe 3. Diploma dvogodišnjeg preddiplomskog studijskog programa (Diploma Preddiplomskog stručnog studija) 4. Bod koji određeni predmet nosi 5. Prijepis predmeta i ocjena 6. Novčana potpora, pomoć 7. Studentski kredit 8. Semestar 9. Medicinski fakultet 10. Docent 11. Izvanredni profesor 12. Asistent 13. Redovni profesor 14. Školarina 15. Konzultativna nastava

24 Homework: Study p 6-7 in the Resource Bank Do p. 6/ exercise I Do p. 11/ exercise V


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