Course Syllabus Business English (1) Wednesday period 7 8 OR 9 10 Professor: Amy Hayashi 010-‐6279-‐1872 firstname.lastname@example.org Course Description This Intermediate course is designed to offer students real world business English competency, fluency and confidence within an atmosphere conducive to success. Encompassing the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, Business English will ensure that students have the linguistic tools to succeed in an international business setting. Course Objectives 1. Elevate levels of English proficiency within a participatory atmosphere. 2. Facilitate a class discussion through the presentation of a case study. 3. Speak in an extemporaneous manner from a wider lexicon. 4. Demonstrate confidence and mastery of the materials covered in class. Required Textbook Market Leader – Intermediate, New Edition (Pearson Longman Publishing Company) Assessment Attendance/Participation 20% Homework 15% Case Study Facilitation 20% Midterm Exam 20% Final Exam 25% Every week, the designated class captain or assistant captain will be responsible for taking attendance and recording homework completion marks. Participation will be earned by making yourself available, unique and memorable. The more a student engages with the material, the greater amount of participation marks will be awarded. Each week, a pair of students will facilitate a class discussion through the presentation of a case study. Generating class participation in a creative manner is key to this assignment. The midterm and final will consist of multiple choice, fill in the blanks, short answer and one oral question from the topics covered in class.
Class Day/Period: _____________________________________________________ Class Captain:__________________________________________________________ Class Assistant Captain:_______________________________________________ Tentative Outline Week 1 – March 6 Introduction and Class Syllabus Week 2 – March 13 Brands – Case Study Leaders:__________________________________________________________ Week 3 – March 20 Travel – Case Study Leaders:__________________________________________________________ Week 4 – March 27 Organization – Case Study Leaders:____________________________________________________ Week 5 – April 3 Change/Money – Case Study Leaders: ________________________________________________ Week 6 – April 10 Advertising – Case Study Leaders: ____________________________________________________ Week 7 – April 17 Midterm Review Week 8 – April 24 MIDTERM EXAM (20% of final mark) Week 9 – May 1 Cultures – Case Study Leaders:________________________________________________________ Week 10 – May 8 Employment – Case Study Leaders:___________________________________________________ Week 11 – May 15 Trade/Quality – Case Study Leaders:__________________________________________________ Week 12 – May 22 Ethics/Leadership – Case Study Leaders:_____________________________________________ Week 13 – May 29 Innovation – Case Study Leaders:______________________________________________________ Week 14 – June 5 Competition – Case Study Leaders:______________________________________________________ Week 15 – June 12 Final Review & Exam Prep Week 16 – June 19 FINAL EXAM (25% of final mark)