ENGLISH I – BASIC BUSINESS ENGLISH: PART A'

(All Departments)

PROVISIONAL 12-WEEK SYLLABUS

Delivered by Dr Fotios Karamitroglou / E-mail: karamitr@aueb.gr

Office Hours / Office Telephone Number: 210-8203419

 

PROVISIONS:

·         4 hours teaching per week

·         A2 English Language Competence

 

WEEK

UNITS / MAIN ISSUES

1

Introduction - Course Presentation  / Unit 1-2: Greetings / Numbers / Verbs "be" & "have" / Pronouns

2

Unit 3-5: Present (Simple & Continuous) / Basic Word Order                                                                                                                                                        

3

Unit 6-8: Definite & Indefinite Article / Countable & Uncountable Nouns / Modals in the Present

4

Unit 9-10: Simple Past / Present Perfect Simple

5

Unit 11-13: Past continuous / Comparative forms / Indirect Questions

6

Unit 14-15: Present Perfect Continuous / Past Perfect Simple & Continuous

7

Unit 16-17: Modals in the Past / Future (Simple, Continuous & Perfect)

8

Unit 19: Conditionals (1st, 2nd & 3rd Type)

9

Unit 21-22: Passive Voice

10

Unit 23-24: Relative Clauses

11

Unit 25-27: Reported Speech / Causative Forms

12

Unit 28-30: Prepositions / Phrasal Verbs / Advanced Word Order  

 

COURSE MATERIAL:

Sivridou, F. 2013. Basic Business English. Athens. FEDIMOS.

 

ASSESSMENT:

1 Final Exam (based on the material discussed in class): Exercises on text comprehension, vocabulary knowledge, use of English, grammar.

 

OBJECTIVES:

"English I" is an introductory module that aspires to instil basic English language skills through simple business related material. Emphasis is placed on basic issues of grammar/syntax to enable students understand and use a fair range of structures. Reading comprehension and vocabulary building is a secondary goal. At the end of this module, students should be able to understand elementary English language input and communicate plainly in business related settings. At the same time, they should be able to compile short textual outputs on business related topics.