Courses for all Students
These courses may be attended by Bachelor students of Economics, Business Administration or Business Education who are in their basic or advanced studies, or Master students. Students belonging to other faculties may also register for these courses if - one week before courses begin - vacant places are available.
There are three levels:
The Introduction group of courses consists of the courses 1a - 1c. They are suitable for students who have no knowledge or very little knowledge of economic English. All Introduction courses have the same target level (B1.2 according to the Common European Reference Framework for Languages) and thus have exactly the same content.
COURSE CONTENT: This course focuses on the fundamental concepts of the business, economic and financial world. Students will be given an opportunity to practice the four language skills (listening, speaking, writing and reading). However, only reading and writing are tested in the final exam. Additionally, the development of students’ critical thinking abilities will be actively encouraged in discussions and written exercises.
TOPICS: Unit 1 - Brands; Unit 2 - Marketing Strategies; Unit 3 - What is economics?; Unit 4 - Economic indicators; Unit 5 - Retail banking.
COURSE MATERIAL to be distributed in class.
EXAMINING METHOD: In all these English for Economists courses a 90-minute written examination is set. For passing the written examination in the last week of the semester, a graded certificate is awarded.
In all English for Economists courses homework exercises are set with a purpose of repeating and consolidating what has been learnt for the first time. Vocabulary extension is achieved through active learning in class and consolidating it in homework assignments. Grammar exercises are designed to promote linguistic and contextual understanding of the topics discussed and form the basis for discussions as well as writing exercises on the economic topics discussed in class.
Pre-registration is required and can be done online.