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  • 1. -1- Course Analysis Course Title : Business English Course Credit : 2 Cr. Course No. : 3000 – 1228 Hours / Week : 2 Hrs. Semester : Second Academic Year : B.E. 2556 Instructor : Phra Arjarn Theeraphisith Candasaro Status : Required ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Course Objectives The students will be able to; 1. know about Business Vocabulary and Business English Idiom. 2. know and understand with reading and writing in business letters and documents. 3. appreciate Business Communicative English Usage. Course Standards 1. Read and summarize the essential business information. 2. Write the business letters and business form. 3. Write the information about the persons, goods, services, symbols and abbreviation. 4. Converse about the business in various situations. Course Description Study the Business Communicative English with vocabulary and idiom, read the business documents, advertisements, notices, tables, graphs, and schedules, search the business information from Multi – Medias, writing about business reply, memorandums, telephone memos, congratulation letters, greeting cards and connecting the business by internet or e- commerce.
  • 2. -2- Competency Profile and Standards Course Title : Business English Course Credit : 2 Cr. Course No. : 3000 – 1228 Hours / Week : 2 Hrs. Semester : Second Academic Year : B.E. 2556 Instructor : Phra Arjarn Theeraphisith Candasaro Status : Required ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Unit 1 2 3 4 5 6 Descriptions Classified Ads Looking Forward to Seeing You Congratulations! Exam : Mid Term Meeting the President Sales Rose by 5% Last Year Being Connected Exam : Final Term Total 2(2) Time 6 6 6 2 6 6 6 2 40 Domains Knowledge Skill 4 2 4 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 4 2 2 25 15
  • 3. -3- Unit Schedule Course Title : Business English Course Credit : 2 Cr. Course No. : 3000 – 1228 Hours / Week : 2 Hrs. Semester : Second Academic Year : B.E. 2556 Instructor : Phra Arjarn Theeraphisith Candasaro Status : Required ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Week 1–3 4–6 7–9 10 11 – 13 14 – 16 17 – 19 20 Unit 1 2 3 4 5 6 Unit’s Name Classified Ads Looking Forward to Seeing You Congratulations! Exam : Mid Term Meeting the President Sales Rose by 5% Last Year Being Connected Exam : Final Term Total Hrs. 1-6 7 - 12 13 - 18 19 - 20 21 - 26 27 - 32 33 - 38 39 - 40 40 Period 6 6 6 2 6 6 6 2 40
  • 4. -4- Table : Behavioral Objective Analysis Course Title : Business English Course Credit : 2 Cr. Course No. : 3000 – 1228 Hours / Week : 2 Hrs. Semester : Second Academic Year : B.E. 2556 Instructor : Phra Arjarn Theeraphisith Candasaro Status : Required -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Unit 1 2 3 4 5 6 Unit’s Name Classified Ads Looking Forward to Seeing You Congratulations! Meeting the President Sales Rose by 5% Last Year Being Connected Total 1 / / / / / / 6 Cognitive Domain 2 3 4 5 / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / 6 6 5 4 6 / / / 3 Behavior Domains Affective Domain 1 2 3 4 / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / 6 6 6 6 5 / / / / / / 6 Psychomotor Domain 1 2 3 4 5 / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / 6 6 6 6 6 Period 6 6 6 6 6 6 36 Remarks Cognitive Domain 1 = Knowledge Affective Domain 1 = Receive Psychomotor Domain 1 = Imitation 2 = Comprehension 2 = Respond 2 = Manipulation 3 = Application 3 = Value 3 = Precision 4 = Analysis 4 = Organize 4 = Articulation 5 = Synthesis 5 = Characterize 5 = Naturalization 6 = Evaluation
  • 5. -5- Criterion of Evaluation Course Title : Business English Course Credit : 2 Cr. Course No. : 3000 – 1228 Hours / Week : 2 Hrs. Semester : Second Academic Year : B.E. 2556 Instructor : Phra Arjarn Theeraphisith Candasaro Status : Required ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Unit 1 2 3 4 5 6 Unit’s Name Classified Ads Looking Forward to Seeing You Congratulations! Quiz Exam : Mid Term Meeting the President Sales Rose by 5% Last Year Being Connected Quiz Moral Points Total Exam : Final Term Grand Total Points 3 4 3 10 20 3 3 4 10 10 70 30 100 Remarks - Writing - Role Play - Products Unit 1 – 3 - Writing - Role Play - Products Observation Unit 4 – 6
  • 6. -6- Course Outline Course Title : Business English Course Credit : 1 Cr. Course No. : 3000 – 1228 Hours / Week : 2 Hrs. Semester : Second Academic Year : B.E. 2556 Instructor : Phra Arjarn Theeraphisith Candasaro Status : Required ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Learning Contents Unit 1 Classified Ads Unit 2 Looking Forward to Seeing You Unit 3 Congratulations! Unit 4 Meeting the President Unit 5 Sales Rose by 5% Last Year Unit 6 Being Connected Learning Objective The students will be able to; 1. understand advertisements. 2. recognize WH – Question and abbreviations used in small ads 3. recognize and use prepositional phrases and present progressive participles for describing people. 4. understand business letter form. 5. understand related grammatical patterns and words. 6. recognize the importance of electronic mail. 7. recognize related words and expressions. 8. understand a pattern of congratulatory letters. 9. understand a personal written schedule. 10. recognize word collocation. 11. understand signs and notices and related grammatical pattern. 11. understand form filling.
  • 7. -7- 12. recognize the importance of visual aids. 13. understand expressions describing visual aids. 14. recognize related verbs, prepositions and adverbs. 15. recognize electronic commerce. 16. recognize the importance of wired and wireless communications. 17. understand related words, expressions and grammatical patterns. 18. understand a memorandum and a resume. Method of Teaching 1. Lecture 2. Discussion 3. Drill 4. Role play 5. Practice with writing 6. Presentation 7. Interview 8. Brainstorming Media 1. PowerPoint media 2. Electronics and website media 3. Knowledge sheet 4. Work sheet Reading List 1. วรพงษ คุณเดชอมร. (2547). ภาษาอังกฤษธุรกิจ. กรุงเทพมหานคร: บริษัท สํานักพิมพแม็ค จํากัด. 2. Bill Mascull. (2002). Business Vocabulary in Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 3. Glenn Darragh. (2000). Business Idioms. Editorial Stanley. 4. Gary Weinberg and staff. Business Letters for Busy People. National Press Publications.
  • 8. -8- Website Media 1. http://www.better-english.com/exerciselist.html 2. http://www.learn-english-today.com/business-english/business-letters.html 3. http://esl.about.com/od/intermediateconversation/ss/telephoning_english.html 4. http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/lists/z/ 5. http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/test-your-english/business/ Points 1. Assessment of academic knowledge Percent : 50 2. Assessment of work or classroom activities Percent : 20 3. Assessment of the assigned tasks (Action) Percent : 30 Activities Part A Vocabulary - Vocabulary : Convey of meaning 1. The teacher conveys the meaning of new words using one or more of the following technique; - definitions - paraphrases - gestures - pictures - real objects - synonyms - antonyms - etc. - Vocabulary : Checking comprehension 1. The teacher checks the comprehension of new words using one or more of the following technique; - asks the questions
  • 9. -9- - matches between the words and the meanings etc. Part B Grammar - Grammar : Presentation of pattern sentences 1. The teacher presents pattern sentences using one or more of the following technique; - writing on the board - showing a chart - using a dialogue - reading a short story, ads, a diary, a letter, a memo, a notice etc. - acting out - presenting a picture story, a comic strip, pictures - etc. - Grammar : Pattern practice 1. The students imitate the pattern sentences. 2. Looking at the chart (pictures, cue words, flash cards, etc.) the students complete the drill (substitution completion, expression, transformation, question-and-answer, etc.) accordingly. 3. The teacher asks an able student to give cue words (phrases, cards, etc.) to his classmates. 4. In pairs, the students practice the question-and-answer type of structure. 5. Two groups of students complete in correctly completing the drills. 6. In groups, the students try to think of as many questions as they can. Then they take the best three of their questions to ask the class. 7. Each student is asked to prepare a few questions and answers using vocabulary and grammatical patterns just learned for presentation in the next meeting. 8. In groups, the students develop a simple dialogue using key words and patterns provided.
  • 10. - 10 - 9. The students are asked to prepare short stories for oral presentation in class using vocabulary and grammatical patterns from past lessons. 10. The students write the pattern sentences in their notebook or worksheets. - Grammar : Generalization 1. The teacher asks questions in a sequence that will lead to the correct generalization of the grammatical pattern. Part C Communication - Communication : Lecture and drill 1. The teacher describes and gives the examples about business communicative English. 2. The teacher and the students discuss in business communicative English skill. 3. The students drill it by themselves. 4. The teacher checks their drill. Part D Listening and Speaking 1. Using a recording as a model the teacher asks the students to repeat. 2. The students listen to a dialogue (notices, spots, songs, etc.) and do the exercises. 3. The students practice speaking with stress and intonation. Part E Reading and Writing 1. The teacher reads a passage (ads, notices, memos, business letters, etc.) once or twice while the students read silently. 2. The students read chorally and individually. 3. The teacher asks the questions to check comprehension. 4. The students are asked to prepare and ask questions of one another. 5. The teacher asks questions leading to a summary of the story. 6. The students do the exercises.
  • 11. - 11 - 7. The teacher and students discuss justification of the completion made by the students. 8. The teacher distributes cut-up sentences of a story to the students. Each student is to memorize one sentence and the whole class tries to put them in a string of story. Evaluation - Vocabulary 1. Accuracy of pronunciation. 2. Accuracy and fluency of spelling. 3. Appropriateness and clarity of use in context. - Grammar 1. Accuracy and fluency of oral drills (repetition, substitution, integration, mutation, expansion, question and answer, etc.). 2. Logical sequence of generalization. 3. Competency in communication using the structure being practiced. - Communication 1. Appropriateness and clarity of use in context. 2. Accuracy and fluency of oral drills (repetition, substitution, integration, mutation, expansion, question and answer, etc.). 3. Competency in communication using the structure being practiced. - Listening and speaking 1. Accuracy of identification. 2. Accuracy of pronunciation. 3. Accuracy and fluency of oral drills (repetition, substitution, integration, mutation, expansion, question and answer, etc.). - Reading and Writing 1. Accuracy and fluency of reading (stress, intonation pattern, etc.). 2. Comprehension of the reading passage. 3. Accuracy and fluency of writing.
  • 12. - 12 - Content Week Unit / Behavioral Objective 1–3 Unit 1 Classified Ads (Nov. 4 – 22, 13) Behavioral Objectives 6 periods The students will be able to; 1. read classified ads. 2. match abbreviations with their long forms. 3. form WH-Question from given words. 4. listen to radio spots. 5. record a radio spot of their own voice. 6. write small ads. 7. combine sentences with prepositional phrases or present progressive participles to describe people. 8. write descriptions of people. 9. post a personal ad on the internet. Content 1. Vocabulary -Things for sale (Office, Sports, Household) 2. Grammar - WH-Question WH-Word + Helping Verb + Subject + Verb / Compliment ? - Preposition ; with, in - Participles : Verb + ing (describing people) 3. Communication - Abbreviations in ads 4. Listening and Speaking - radio spots 5. Reading and Writing - Advertisements - Descriptions of the person Reference 1. Textbook P.10 -25 2. Business Newspapers
  • 13. - 13 - Week 4–6 (Nov. 25 – Dec. 13, 13) 6 periods Unit / Behavioral Objective Unit 2 Looking Forward to Seeing You Behavioral Objectives The students will be able to; 1. identify the parts of business letters. 2. read a specimen letter. 3. write appropriate salutations and closings. 4. write the present simple continuous sentences stating objectives of writing, and sentence showing interest and offering help, using phrasal verbs and if – clause. 5. match words with their definitions. 6. identify sentences’ objectives. 7. write an inquiry letter. 8. listen to a dictation. 9. repeat after the cassette. 10. sign up for an e-mail account. Content Reference 1. Vocabulary 1. Textbook P.28 -43 - terms of sales, to inquire, to stock, to supply, to look 2. How to write the forward to, importers, to advertise Business Letters 2. Grammar - The Present Continuous I am answering + your … I am writing + Infinitive - Show your interest or offer help To look forward to + Gerund - If – Clause If…… , please…… . 3. Communication - Salutations and Closing 4. Listening and Speaking - Dictation 5. Reading and Writing - Letters - Parts of business letters
  • 14. - 14 - Week 7–9 (Dec. 16, 13 – Jan. 3, 14) 6 periods 10 (Jan. 6 – 10, 14) Unit / Behavioral Objective Unit 3 Congratulations! Behavioral Objectives The students will be able to; 1. match words with their definitions. 2. choose the correct word to make sensible sentences. 3. match congratulatory expressions with events. 4. say “congratulations!” in role plays. 5. form sentences expressing good wishes. 6. read a specimen letter of congratulations. 7. write congratulatory expressions. 8. write a congratulatory cards and letters. 9. send a congratulatory e-card. 10. listen to a short congratulatory speech. Exam : Mid Term Content 1. Vocabulary - graduation, promotion, election, appointment, birthday, anniversary 2. Grammar - to wish someone something - Congratulations + on + something - Congratulations + to + Pron. + something 3. Communication - Congratulations! 4. Listening and Speaking - Congratulatory expressions on the occasions 5. Reading and Writing - A specimen letter of congratulations - A congratulatory cards and letters Unit 1 – 3 Reference 1. Textbook P.46 -59
  • 15. - 15 - Week Unit / Behavioral Objective 11 – 13 Unit 4 Meeting the President (Jan. 13 – 31, 14) Behavioral Objectives 6 periods The students will be able to; 1. read a person’s schedule. 2. ask and respond about a fixed schedule. 3. listen to a conversation talking about a fixed schedule. 4. pair nouns or noun phrases with a verb. 5. form sentences to show obligations to do or not to do something. 6. write sentences to describe signs and notices. 7. match headings in a form with their meaning. 8. fill out a form. 9. write and send an e-mail. Content 1. Vocabulary - Schedule - Notices - Forms - Signs 2. Grammar - must / have to + Infinitive - mustn’t / don’t have to + Infinitive - (be) not allowed to + do something 3. Communication - Talk about a fixed schedule 4. Listening and Speaking - Asking and responding about schedule 5. Reading and Writing - Signs - Notices - Forms Reference 1. Textbook P.62 -77
  • 16. - 16 - Week Unit / Behavioral Objective 14 – 16 Unit 5 Sales Rose by 5% Last Year (Feb. 3 – 21, 14) Behavioral Objectives 6 periods The students will be able to; 1. read a passage presenting statistical information. 2. match visual aids with their names. 3. complete expressions describing visual aids with given words. 4. complete sentences with an appropriate verb and adverb. 5. make different visual aids for different facts. 6. present a sales report orally. 7. listen to a presentation. 8. write sentences to describe the fact in visual aids. 9. log on websites popular electronic commerce. Content 1. Vocabulary - visual aids - e - commerce 2. Grammar - Adverbs modify verbs 3. Communication - Presentation expressions 4. Listening and Speaking - Presentation - Reporting 5. Reading and Writing - Memo with reporting - e - commerce Reference 1. Textbook P.80 -94
  • 17. - 17 - Week 17 – 19 (Feb. 24 – Mar 14, 14) 6 periods Unit / Behavioral Objective Unit 6 Being Connected Behavioral Objectives The students will be able to; 1. respond to telephone calls in a role play. 2. read a brief mobile history. 3. match words with their definitions. 4. complete sentences with an appropriate word. 5. answer and handle phone calls. 6. write short messages. 7. listen and take message. 8. complete headings in a memo with correct information. 9. identify sentences stating purposes and offering help. 10. write sentences to complete a paper memo and an electronic memo. 20 Exam : Final Term (Mar. 17 – 18, 14) THIS TABLE OF CONTENT IS FLEXIBLE OUTLINE. Content 1. Vocabulary - telephone directory, directory inquiry, overseas call, public phone, long distance call, mobile phone, SMS, MMS, voicemail 2. Grammar - You + ask + someone + to do + something; or - You + tell + someone + to do + something; but - You + tell + someone + that + something happens. 3. Communication - Placing a call - Answering a call - Asking for more information - Taking a message - Leaving a message 4. Listening and Speaking - Telephoning - Notes from telephone 5. Reading and Writing - Memorandum Unit 4 – 6 Reference 1. Textbook P.96 -112
  • 18. - 18 - Tasks 1. Business Vocabulary Book 2. Translate ads 3. Write the business letter 4. Write the business letter and send into instructor’s e-mail 5. Write the resume 6. Write the memorandum or report or notice 7. Interview one by one 8. Write the congratulations card 9. Present the visual aids Examination 1. Mid Term (20 points) - Part 1 Vocabulary (5 points) a. Ads b. The congratulatory Occasions c. Business Vocabulary d. Business Idiom - Part 2 Communicative Skills and Structure (5 points) a. Abbreviations b. Business Letter Style c. Congratulations - Part 3 Reading (5 points) a. Ads b. Business Letter c. Congratulation Cards - Part 4 Writing (5 points) Write the letter.
  • 19. - 19 - 1. Final Term (30 points) - Part 1 Vocabulary (7 points) a. Schedule b. Forms c. Visual aids d. Telephoning e. Business Vocabulary f. Business Idiom - Part 2 Communicative Skills and Structure (10 points) a. A fixed schedule b. Must / Have to c. Presentation d. Telephoning - Part 3 Reading (8 points) a. Schedule b. Signs c. Visual aids d. Memorandum - Part 4 Writing (5 points) a. Fill the form b. Write a memo from a telephone dialogue