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  • 1. Course Syllabus Business English (1) Thursday period 7 8 OR 9 10 Professor: Amy Hayashi 010-6279-1872 professorhayashi@gmail.comCourse DescriptionThis Intermediate course is designed to offer students real world business Englishcompetency, fluency and confidence within an atmosphere conducive to success.Encompassing the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, Business Englishwill ensure that students have the linguistic tools to succeed in an international businesssetting.Course Objectives1. 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 TextbookMarket Leader – Intermediate, New Edition (Pearson Longman Publishing Company)AssessmentAttendance/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 fortaking attendance and recording homework completion marks.Participation will be earned by making yourself available, unique and memorable. Themore a student engages with the material, the greater amount of participation marks willbe awarded.Each week, a pair of students will facilitate a class discussion through the presentation ofa case study. Generating class participation in a creative manner is key to thisassignment.The midterm and final will consist of multiple choice, fill in the blanks, short answer andone oral question from the topics covered in class.
  • 2. Class Day/Period: _____________________________________________________Class Captain:__________________________________________________________Class Assistant Captain:_______________________________________________Tentative OutlineWeek 1 – March 7 Introduction and Class SyllabusWeek 2 – March 14 Brands – Case Study Leaders:__________________________________________________________Week 3 – March 21 Travel – Case Study Leaders:__________________________________________________________Week 4 – March 28 Organization – Case Study Leaders:____________________________________________________Week 5 – April 4 Change/Money – Case Study Leaders:________________________________________________Week 6 – April 11 Advertising – Case Study Leaders:____________________________________________________Week 7 – April 18 Midterm ReviewWeek 8 – April 25 MIDTERM EXAM (20% of final mark)Week 9 – May 2 Cultures – Case Study Leaders:________________________________________________________Week 10 – May 9 Employment – Case Study Leaders:___________________________________________________Week 11 – May 16 Trade/Quality – Case Study Leaders:__________________________________________________Week 12 – May 23 Ethics/Leadership – Case Study Leaders:_____________________________________________Week 13 – May 30 Innovation – Case StudyLeaders:______________________________________________________Week 14 – June 6 NO CLASS - HOLIDAYWeek 15 – June 13 Competition/Final Review & Exam PrepWeek 16 – June 20 FINAL EXAM (25% of final mark)