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 Process of Writing

Reading & Responding to Various Tasks

1

The Five Paragraph Essay

Course Book Material: Reading Comprehension & Tasks

2

Generating Ideas & the stages of Writing

Purpose, Audience, Tone, Stance, Style

How do you focus and organise an essay/speech

 

Course Book Material: Reading Comprehension & Tasks

 

3

Crafting the Thesis Statement: Limited Topic & Focus

Course Book Material: Reading Comprehension & Tasks

4

Introductory & Concluding techniques

Modes of Development: Cause & Effect, Problem –Solution, Illustration, Classification

How do you keep a draft on track

Achieving unity, clarity, coherence & continuity

Written Tasks

Documenting Sources:

THE HARVARD REFERENCING SYSTEM

5

Essay Styles:

The Narrative Essay

The Expository Essay

 

Course Book Material: Reading Comprehension & Tasks

 

6

The Descriptive/Process Essay

Using Unbiased & Politically Correct Language     

Course Book Material: Reading Comprehension & Tasks

7

Constructing Solid Arguments

Course Book Material: Reading Comprehension & Tasks

8

Evaluating & Supporting Evidence

Paraphrasing & Quoting

How to avoid Plagiarism & Logical Fallacies          

Course Book Material: Reading Comprehension & Tasks

 

 

9

The Persuasive Business Style Essay Part I

Course Book Material: Reading Comprehension & Tasks

10

The Persuasive Business Style Essay Part II

Course Book Material: Reading Comprehension & Tasks

11

The Persuasive Business Style Essay Part III

Course Book Material: Reading Comprehension & Tasks

12

REVISION

Revision

 

COURSE MATERIAL:

·       Adams J. et al (2019). English for Students of Economics, Management, Accountancy, Banking & ICT (Edited by Karagkouni K. et al). Nicosia, Broken Hill Publishers Ltd.

·       Selected material from various sources (available on e-class)

 

ASSESSMENT (6 ECTS):

·       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; 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 & relevant supporting details; to write projects using proper citation; to view editing, revising and proofreading as components of the writing process.