English: Specific Terms in Economics

Students perfect their writing skills in business reports, and become familiar with English academic prose. They also refine their oral skills in negotiating and presenting (country profiles). They acquire knowledge about macro-economic key concepts. Especially towards the end of term the skills required for studying and communicating successfully in an English-speaking academic environment are enhanced.Economic topics: sectors of the economy, business cycle, economic and trade policy, (un-)employment, central banks, fiscal systems, international trade, economic theories (Keynesianism, monetarism), business ethics, business and the environment, business and law, globalisation (BRIC economies)Communicative skills: presentations (country profiles), negotiating language, academic prose, drafting business reports

Mode of delivery

face to face

Type

compulsory

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

MacKenzie, Ian. English for Business Studies. 2010.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

A blend of receptive and productive methods: text production and text editing. Fluency and accuracy practice, language input by lecturer, and discussions.

Assessment methods and criteria

70% final written test30% contribution in class

Prerequisites and co-requisites

pass in English: Specific Terms in Finance (3rd semester)

Infos

Degree programme

Banking and Finance (Bachelor)

Cycle

Bachelor

ECTS Credits

3.00

Language of instruction

English

Curriculum

Full-Time

Academic year

2021

Semester

4 SS

Incoming

Yes

Learning outcome

After passing this course successfully, students are able to Students will develop the ability to grasp, discuss and deal with even more complex and specifically economic topics in English (focus on macroeconomics).

Course code

0229-12-01-VZ-DE-33