English for Economics and Politics II (HUM133)

Course description

This module integrates general language learning and writing skills with a thematic, content-based approach to economics and politics studies. The students will be presented with listening materials, readings, and activities from sub-disciplines of economics and politics. Students are expected to complete the accompanying grammar assignments to meet concise, clearly defined objectives. The course consists of the topics that cover a variety of political and economic-related topics.

Course objectives

  • To further develop  vocabulary building skills;
  • to improve the listening, reading, writing, and critical thinking skills needed for academic and professional success;
  • to help perform discipline-appropriate exercises and activities, to develop the interpersonal, academic, and language skills necessary to succeed in a university and professional environments;
  • to provide with basic information on economics and politics to prepare students for further studies;
  • to further advance  learning strategies that will enable students to become an independent, confident, and successful learner of economics and politics studies and business writing.

Learning outcomes

  • Understanding authentic texts in formal correspondence, newspapers and magazines, read critically discipline related and general texts.
  • A developed ability to participate in meetings and negotiations.
  • Appropriate professional and specialized vocabulary related to marketing, politics  and finance.
  • Report writing, graph description (oral and written) skills.
  • A sound knowledge of grammar and sentence structure.
  • Ability of an independent investigative and analytical project work in the target language.
  • Ablity to work in a multicultural group, execute tasks in a timely manner
  • Developed confidence and competence through the use of a range of media and computer technologies.
  • Use language skills at a level of C2 (all skills areas) as described in the Council of Europe Common European Framework (CEF).