| What is the course about?
Welcome to take the course APPLIED ENGLISH CONVERSATION!
By introducing key business concepts, the semester course is designed
to help students develop their professional communication skills and
become effective communicators in English. Based on real-life contexts,
this course will provide dynamic, communicative content and offer TOEIC
preparation practices, mainly focusing on listening strategies. Thus,
texts selected from the business world are for students’ interest and
accessibility. The scope of the topics is broad rather than specialized,
such as Social & Cultural Awareness, Organization, Travel, Entertainment,
Production, Marketing and Advertising, Trade and Performance.
Participating in discussion, presentation, role-plays, mini case studies,
and team projects, students will practice spoken English through the
functional settings; the purpose of all classroom activities is to
provide students the target language in meaningful situations and to
improve their competence in business skills.
Serving as a language proficiency preparation for Business world, the
course will explore the TOEICR (Test of English for International Communication)
Exam, too. A guided discovery approach to business vocabulary and expressions
will lead students to a clearer understanding of the forms and structures
| REQUIREMENTS & GRADING
|You are expected to be an
active member in the class—this is possible only if you are present.
Thus, regular attendance, class participation, team performance, and
learning attitude are very important for your grade and progress in
English. Please make necessary preparation for weekly assigned topic;
failure to do so will positively affect your academic performance.
If you are absent, you are responsible for the material that we cover
in the class. If you miss a day when you are scheduled to speak, you
will receive an F on that assignment; there is no
make-up assignments except for University approved excused absences. If you miss the program
more than THREE times (excused or unexcused), you might not get the
credits. For the classroom etiquette, please turn off all the electronic
machines during the class time; any noises from those will interrupt
the class procedure and this is impolite to your class!
ATTENDANCE & PARTICIPATION
|ASSIGNMENTS & EXERCISES
REPORT & TEAM PERFORMANCE 30%
this – The best
way to improve your English speaking ability is to talk, talk, and
talk some more—to learn and/or for communication. Don't worry about
making mistakes and don't forget that you will never learn to communicate
in English if you keep your mouth closed! Please try your best to follow
the course and enjoy your English learning as a process of movement,
discovery, and communication!
May you have a happy new semester!