ENGLISH IV - INTERMEDIATE BUSINESS ENGLISH: PART B' 

(All Departments)

PROVISIONAL 12–WEEK SYLLABUS

Delivered by Dr. Kleoniki-Kelly Karagkouni / E-mail: karagkou@aueb.gr

Office Hours / Office Telephone Number: 210-8203419)

PROVISIONS:

§  4 hours teaching per week

§  B2 English Language Competence

 

WEEK

The Writing Process

Reading & Responding

1

 Writing  vs Speaking  in the workforce

The five paragraph essay

 

2

Crafting coherent business essays

Purpose, Audience, Tone

(Part 1)

The stages of Writing

(Part 2)

 

3

Generating Ideas

Thesis Statements: Limited Topic & focus

Topic sentence / Support sentences

How do you focus and organise an essay

 

How do you craft  a thesis

4

Introductory & Concluding techniques

 

How do you keep a draft on track

 

 

A) Techniques for developing paragraphs: Illustration / Comparison or Contrast / Cause and Effect / Classification / Problem and Solution

5

B) Techniques for developing paragraphs: Cause and effect / Classification

Reading and Discussion

 

 

6

 C) Techniques for developing paragraphs: Problem and solution                                                       

Reading and Discussion

 

7

Paragraph writing: transitions, beginnings, conclusions

 

Language Issues solved:

Using unbiased  and politically correct  language  Formatting, editing papers

8

The Expository  Essay

 

The Descriptive/Process Essay        

Writing Task:  Exploring  an AUEB course project

 

Documenting Sources: The Harvard Referencing System (task)

9

How do you construct a solid written argument

 Evaluating Evidence

10

The Persuasive Business Style Essay

                               

Reading & Discussion

11

Plagiarism

Paraphrasing  & Quoting

In-class exercises

 

12

REVISION

 

 

COURSE MATERIAL:

§  Adams, John et al. 2019. Αγγλικά των Επιστημών Οικονομίας, Διοίκησης, Λογιστικής, Χρηματοοικονομικής και Πληροφορικής. Broken Hill Publishers Ltd.

 

ASSESSMENT:

§  Continuous In-class  assessment 

§  1 Final Exam

 

OBJECTIVES:

The aim of this course is for students to understand what academic writing involves; to understand the powerful link between reading and writing; to be able to evaluate and analyze academic material (literature review); to generate ideas, to expand their vocabulary; to draft assignments; to understand fully the academic and business style writings that contain a clear thesis, unified coherent paragraphs and relevant supporting details; to write projects using proper citation; to view editing, revising and proofreading as  components of the writing process.