900701: BUSINESS ENGLISH Semester 1, 20111. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course aims to provide a practical application of basic language usage skills with an emphasis on fundamentals of reading, note-taking, and oral presentation in business contexts.2. COURSE OBJECTIVE: To develop various types of English language skills in business-related topics e.g., reading strategies, listening comprehension from lectures and media, analytical thinking, and oral presentation. Throughout this course, students will be exposed to a variety of sources, including business articles, news, case studies, and reports.3. INSTRUCTOR: • Ajarn Parichart Phootirat Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. DURATION: 45 hours5. SELECTED TEXTBOOKS: • Interactions 2 by Pamela Hartmann and Elaine Kirn6. ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS: • Class handouts • Selected articles from business journals, magazines, newspapers, or other useful sources • Authentic materials, such as reports, VDO clips, etc.7. ATTENDANCE: Students are expected to attend all sessions in this course, arrive on time, and stay for the whole time. If students have more than four absences, they may be dropped from the class.8. ASSESSMENT: To pass this course, students must achieve a minimum of 70 per cent on overall evaluation. Your grade in this course will have the following components: 1. Assignments 20% 2. 2 Quizzes 30% 3. Group Presentation 15% 4. Final Examination 35% Total 100%9. CONTENTS The contents of this course include the following topics: • Getting meaning from context; • Recognizing synonyms; • Predicting content of a reading: skimming and scanning;
• Identifying the topic and man idea; • Understanding the main idea and details; • Organizing information by using an outline; • Identifying inferences; • Recognizing summaries in a reading; • Analyzing graphs; • Describing statistics; • Recognizing the format of the abstract from academic journals; • Delivering oral presentation.10. SYLLABUS CHANGE: While every attempt has been made to prepare this syllabus and class schedule in final form, it will be the instructor’s prerogative to make any changes as may be deemed necessary in order to meet the learning outcomes of the course.