Introduction to Business English - Day 1

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Introduction to Business English - Day 1

  1. 1. Introduction To Business Writing
  2. 2.  Professor Luke Stapley  Email: A-LukeStapley@hotmail.com  Chinese name:  Qualifications: 陆克
  3. 3. What is Business English?
  4. 4. Attendance: • Attendance is mandatory. • Allowed 2 absences without issues. • ½ absence if you are 10 or more minutes late. In-class Participation: • The more you participate, the more fun the class is.
  5. 5. Assignments • Homework – (25%) • Midterm – (30%) • Final – (30%) • Attendance (15%) This classroom is an American classroom!
  6. 6. Language • There are two types of Language • BICS – Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills • CALP – Cognitive Aptitude Language Proficiency BICS CALP • Day to Day Language • Social interaction • Words that everyone uses • Language used in College • Used in Business and specific groups • More abstract or detailed information
  7. 7. BICS CALP
  8. 8.  What are some jobs that require CALP? ◦ Scientist ◦ Doctor ◦ Mechanic ◦ Economist  Business English is one part of CALP. ◦ Meetings ◦ Negotiations ◦ Product Descriptions ◦ Telephone calls ◦ Email
  9. 9. We don’t have to learn everything at once.
  10. 10. 1. Details and Abstracts ◦ Abstract – Different ways to look at the same situation ◦ Details – Smallest parts of an item. Build Create, Assemble, Manufacture 2. Commands ◦ Would, Could, Should, Shall, Must, Will, Can
  11. 11. 3. Hierarchy ◦ Who is the Boss, who is the subordinate, who is the equal? Boss Employee vs. Employee Boss 4. Vocabulary  Specific words for your occupation  Generally used words at work
  12. 12. What would you like to learn most from this class?
  13. 13.  Working in an English speaking office  Telephoning  Giving a presentation  Meetings  Negotiations  Ordering material  Time  People  Slang and Idioms
  14. 14. We will be following mostly from: English for Business Communications – First Edition (Cambridge University Press). Added material may be used in class in this presentation or in handouts. Please come prepared for taking notes. Have a Great Day!

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