Dades generals

Curs acadèmic:
2017
Descripció:
Crèdits ECTS:
3

Grups

Grup A

Durada:
Semestral, 2n semestre
Professorat:
MERITXELL COPEIRO FERNANDEZ  / ANDREA ROBIN RUTHVEN
Idioma de les classes:
Anglès (100%)

Grup B

Durada:
Semestral, 2n semestre
Professorat:
MERITXELL COPEIRO FERNANDEZ  / ANDREA ROBIN RUTHVEN
Idioma de les classes:
Anglès (100%)

Grup C

Durada:
Semestral, 2n semestre
Professorat:
LAURA LÓPEZ PEÑA
Idioma de les classes:
Anglès (100%)

Competències

  • 1G- Comunicar-se oralment i per escrit en l'idioma propi i en altres llengües estrangeres
  • 8G- Ser hàbil en la comunicació i en les relacions interpersonals, utilitzant i seleccionant les tecnologies de la informació i la comunicació més adequades a cada situació

Continguts

1. FIRST IMPRESSIONS. Discussing about first impressions on presentations. Business skills on Networking and writing registers. Language focus: Comparisons. Cambridge preparation.

2. ENERGY. Discussing about clean energy and the effects on businesses. Business skills on decision-making and writing reports. Language focus: Articles. Cambridge preparation.

3. MARKETING. Discussing about customer relationship management. Business skills on making impacts in presentations and presentations slides. Language focus: So and such. Cambridge preparation.

4. EMPLOYMENT TRENDS. Discussing about the future of work. Business skills on resolving conflict and avoiding them in emails. Language focus: Past tenses. Cambridge preparation.

5. ETHICS. Discussing about corporate responsibility. Business skills on ethical problem-solving and dilemmas. Language focus: Obligation, necessity and permission. Cambridge preparation.

6. FINANCE. Discussing about sustainable banking. Business skills on managing questions. Language focus: Noun phrases. Cambridge preparation.

7. CONSULTANTS. Discussing about operations consulting. Business skills on negotiating. Language focus: Defining relative clauses. Cambridge preparation.

8. STRATEGY. Discussing about strategy, goals and values. Business skills on brainstorming and creativity. Language focus: Non-defining relative clauses. Cambridge preparation.

9. ONLINE BUSINESS. Discussing about developments in online business. Business skills on presentations 2. Language focus: Causative passive with have and get. Cambridge preparation.

10. PROJECT MANAGEMENT. Discussing about issues in project managing. Business skills on teleconferencing. Language focus: Causative passives with have and get. Cambridge preparation.

Activitats

Tipus d’activitat Hores amb professor Hores sense professor Total
Altres 3 1 4
Anàlisi / estudi de casos 5 0 5
Classes expositives 2,5 0 2,5
Classes participatives 5 5 10
Exposició dels estudiants 7 8,5 15,5
Lectura / comentari de textos 2,5 5 7,5
Prova d'avaluació 4 4 8
Resolució d'exercicis 2,5 5 7,5
Seminaris 3,5 1,5 5
Simulacions 5 0 5
Visionat/audició de documents 5 0 5
Total 45 30 75

Bibliografia

  • Iwona Dubicka & Margaret O'Keefee (2011). Market Leader Advanced - Business English Course Book. Pearson - Longman.
  • Roy Norris (2013). Ready for First Workbook + Audio CD Pack (3rd ). Macmillan.
  • Vocabulary Trainer. Recuperat , a http://www.vocabtrainer.net
  • Financial Times. Recuperat , a http://www.ft.com/home/uk

Avaluació i qualificació

Activitats d'avaluació:

Descripció de l'activitat Avaluació de l'activitat %
Seminars Al llarg del curs es realitzaran tot un seguit de seminaris que representen el 16% de la nota en avaluació continuada. 16
Oral Presentation L'exposició d'estudiants que es realitzaran valdran el 20% de la nota en avaluació continuada. 20
Test 1 Aquesta prova tindrà un valor de 7% en avaluació continua. 7
Test 2 Aquesta prova té un valor del 5% de la nota en avaluació continua. 5
January Exam Aquest examen val el 12% de la nota en avaluació continuada. 12
Test 3 Aquesta prova val el 7% de la nota en avaluació continuada. 7
Test 4 Aquesta prova val el 5% de la nota en avaluació continuada. 5
June Exam Aquesta prova representa el 12% de la nota en avaluació continuada. 12
Skills Test Aquest projecte val el 16% de la nota en avaluació continuada. 16

Qualificació

Students may opt to follow a final assessment (one final exam) or a continuous assessment
system (work and tests at specified times during the academic year). If the final result of the
Continuous Assessment is below 5 (the passing mark) students will take the final annual
exam (listening, reading, written & oral) in the official calendar date of “convocatòria
extraordinària” established by the University (June or July). Students coursing two or more
simultaneous subjects may have difficulties to opt for the continuous assessment of the
subjects in question.
Seminars are Cambridge writings, use of English and/or speakings and there are four. Skills
tests, four also, are readings and listening related to Cambridge material. All of them
announced previously in class.
Tests 1, 2, 3 and 4 are all of them about the grammar and vocabulary of the units worked in
class. The January and June exams are writings on the articles provided in each unit whose
links are always to be found on Moodle.
Skills tests and tests are independent tasks that will take place on the same day and will be
evaluated independently according to the percentages stated in this programme.
They may be prepared in advanced or the same day in class. On the other hand, the first
oral presentation will be about Green Marketing and the second about a Strategy Plan.
Students will be provided with some further guidelines on the subject.
By the 5th April 2018 at the latest, students with the intention of following the final
assessment must sign a document accepting its conditions. The student not signing the
document will be considered as a continuous-assessment student. Under no circumstances
will the document be signed after the date indicated.
By the 5th April 2018 at the latest, students retaking the subject will also have to sign a
document with the conditions of their choice. Under no circumstances will the document be
signed after the date indicated.

Continuous assessment:
Unit Value
Test 1 7%
Test 2 5%
January Exam 12%
Test 3 7%
Test 4 5%
June Exam 12%
Seminars 16%
Oral Presentations 20%
Skills Tests 16%

Final exams (June or July):
Parts Value
Oral (minimum 4) 40%
Listening 20%
Reading 20%
Writing (minimum 4) 20%

Criteris específics de la nota «No Presentat»:
Segons normativa de la Universitat de Girona:
La qualificació de "No Presentat" exhaureix convocatòria de qualificació als efectes previstos en la normativa de Permanència i progressió en estudis de grau de la Universitat de Girona.

Observacions

Students are advised against plagiarism. Any detected and proved case of plagiarism will
automatically be marked as a “0” (zero).
Students following the continuous assessment can miss 3 tests or any evaluation task with
no need of justification, except January and May/June/July exams where only a medical o
work justification will be needed and accepted. Under no circumstances can any of the
speaking tests, skills tests, tests and seminars be taken on a different date; however, this
will not affect their mark. At the beginning of the course students will be provided with some
further guidelines on the subject.
Students will have to sign a document in which they decide which type of assessment they
follow, continuous or final, and the conditions of these. The student not signing the
document will be considered as a continuous-assessment student. Under no circumstances
will the document be signed after the date indicated.