ENGLISH V - BUSINESS CORRESPONDENCE AND COMMUNICATION

Departments of Accounting & Finance, Economics, and

International & European Economic Studies

PROVISIONAL 12WEEK SYLLABUS

Delivered by Dr Anastasia Rothoni / E-mail: anroth@aueb.gr

Office Hours / Office Telephone Number: 210-8203419

 

PROVISIONS:

 

Week

Business Communication & Academic Readings

1

Business Communication Basics

The Principles of Letter Writing

2

The Fine Art of Message Design

Academic Reading

3

Inquiries and Requests

4

Complaints

Academic Reading

5

Payment & Sales

Academic Reading

6

Form Letters: Acceptance, Refusal and Acknowledgement

7

Letters: International Banking, Accounts, Credit

Academic Reading

8

Interoffice Memoranda, Electronic Mail

9

Curriculum Vitae (CVs) and Cover Letters

10

Reports

Academic Reading

11

Proposals

12

Revision

 

COURSE MATERIAL:

1.       Business Communication: Karagkouni, K. (2018) The Art of Drafting Business Documents. AUEB Publications, Athens.

2.       Selected Academic Readings from various sources (available on e-class).

 

ASSESSMENT:

One Final Exam consisting of two parts:

 

OBJECTIVES:

The aim of this module is to provide students with advanced skills in English in order to function effectively in various academic and professional settings (Accounting and Finance, Economics, International Business). The syllabus consists of two components: communication skills and academic readings. Students will be guided to shape their communication skills in writing, for multiple audiences, in a variety of professional situations encountered in global business environments. The academic readings part will strengthen the students skills in comprehending and processing written specialized discourse with parallel emphasis on language awareness.