Type of course: compulsory
Level of course: Intermediate
Year of study: III
Number of credits: 19
Name of lecturer: Olga Beznaeva, firstname.lastname@example.org
Objectives of the course: teaches students how to build good relationships with international clients and colleagues and conversation techniques enabling students to socialize and make business contacts. Explains organizational socialization as a process that repeats during a work career. Discusses the ethical and intercultural issues in organizational socialization.
Prerequisites: skills and knowledge gained from studying practical courses of English and theory of translation.
Making contact (makingarrangements, meeting visitors, talking about plans).
Welcoming visitors (talking about your company, offering refreshments, giving directions in a building).
Getting acquainted (making small talk, talking about travelling, talking about personal possessions).
Entertaining a visitor (showing a visitor around, talking about where you live, recommending things to do).
Eating out (deciding what to order, thanking somebody for a meal).
Networking at a trade fair (starting a conversation with a stranger, talking about your company and products, following up a new contact).
- Gore, S., Smith, D.G. Express Series: English for Socializing.
- Powell, Mark. In Company. Intermediate (2nd edition).
Teaching methods: two-hour weekly lectures.
Conversational exercises introducing students to realistic relationship-building situations. Exercises in listening and reading.
Assessment methods: students are evaluated based on their language skills and knowledge of class topics. A number of in-class assignments will be carried out in order to strengthen the students' oral English. Final examination includes oral tasks.
Language of instruction: English.