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Syllabus for Business English
GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION Elective course for second-year students of non-English majors Credit hours: 2 Lecture hours: 2 Textbook: Market Leader Course 2, by David Cotton, et al, Higher Education Press, 2005 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Course Objectives
The course is designed to enlarge your knowledge of the business world and develop the essential communication and language skills needed in business contexts. It aims to build competence, fluency and confidence in learners in handling telephoning, socializing, negotiating, meetings and presentations.

Introduction to Market Leader
What is Market Leader and who is it for?
Market Leader is a pre-intermediate level business English course for business people and students of business English. It has been developed in association with the Financial Times, one of the leading sources of business information in the world. It consists of 12 units covering the following topics:  Careers  Selling online  Companies  Great ideas  Stress  Entertaining  Marketing  Planning  Managing people  Conflict  New business  Products The course will greatly improve your ability to communicate in English in a wide range of business situations, develop the communication skills you need to succeed in business and will enlarge your knowledge of the business world. Everybody studying this course will become more fluent and confident in using the language of business and should increase their career prospects.

taking part in meetings. You will also be able to discuss the ideas and issues in the articles. cased on material covered in the preceding three Course Book unites. Each Skills section contains a Useful language box which provides you with the language you need to carry out the realistic business tasks in the book. Each unit contains two Language review review boxes which provide a review of key grammar items. You will develop listening skills such as listening for information and note-taking. You will read adapted articles on a variety of topics from the Financial Times and other newspapers. negotiating.2 Course Components What is in the units? You are offered a variety of interesting activities in which you discuss the topic of the unit and exchange ideas about it. They are based on realistic business problems or situations and allow you to use the language and communication skills you have developed while working through the unit. Starting up Vocabulary Discussion Reading Listening You will hear interviews with business people. A full writing syllabus is provided in the Market Leader Practice File. Each revision unit is designed so that it can be done in one go or on a unit-by-unit basis. . You will build up your confidence in using English and will improve your fluency through interesting discussion activities. They give you opportunities to practice your speaking skills in realistic business situations. Language become more accurate in your use of language. telephoning and using English in social situations. This section focuses on common problem areas at elementary level. Each case study ends with a writing task. The Case studies are linked to the business topics of each unit. You will develop essential business communication skills such as making presentations. You will Skills Case study Revision units Market Leader Pre-intermediate also contains four revision units. You will learn important new words and phrases which you can use when you carry out the tasks in the unit. You will develop your reading skills and learn essential business vocabulary.

. role plays and group projects is important and is an essential part of your grade. Remember that to receive a grade for attendance. organization. delivery and teamwork skills. Students are expected to take an active role in class activities and remember your contribution to the activities benefits everybody including you. you need to meet the following requirements. According to Sun Yat-sen University's attendance policy. Please sign up for presentation time and make appointments to discuss the topic with the instructor at least one week before you give the presentation. you may not be absent unexcused for more than twice. Presentations Students will be required to lead formal presentations. Should you be absent for any reason.3 Course Requirements To receive a grade for this course. please try to inform the instructor in advance and ask a classmate to collect handouts for you. please do not bring friends to class. Students who are late are disruptive to the rest of the class and may hold back group activities. Being absent does not excuse you from tests or tasks on the day you return. Simulation games will be given to check for understanding of homework and class lectures. It is your responsibility to find out what you have missed if you are absent from class. Your presentation will be critiqued on the rubric prepared by the instructor. students who miss a third or more than a third of classes will have to redo the course. Please turn off cell phones before class begins. So please arrive on time. Only registered students may attend classes. which puts great emphasis on content. Attendance 第十三条 学生未获学校批准免修(免听课),一门课程旷课、 请假的课时数累计达到或超过该门课程教学 总学时三分之一者,不能参加该门课程的考试,该门课程必须重修。学生平时欠交作业(包括习题和实验 报告)、 缺做实验的次数达到或超过总次数的三分之一,或作业、 实验报告、 临床实习等不及格者,必须补 做、重做,成绩合格后,才能参加该门课程的考试。 Students are expected to attend all classes and complete all course requirements. You must complete any make-up work or assignments on the same schedule as the rest of the class. effectiveness. preparation. Class Participation & Role Play Your participation in class discussions. Excused absences are those accompanied by a doctor's or department office’s note. Punctuality is also very important. Each unexcused absence results in a deduction of 2 points.

16-22) Week 05(Mar.24-Mar.29-Jul.6-12) Introduction/Unit 1 Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 2/Unit 3 Unit 3 Unit 4 Unit 5 Unit 6 Unit 6/Mid-term Unit 7 Unit 7/Unit8 Unit 8 Unit 9 Unit 10 Unit 11 Unit 12 Unit 12 Reading days Final examination .20-26) Week 10 ( Apr.4 Grading: Your grades will be based on: Attendance 10% Mid-term examination 20% Participation 10% Presentations 20% Final Examination 40% --------------------------------------Total 100% Tentative Weekly Schedule Week 01(Feb.5) Week 07(Apr.15-21) Week 18(Jun.22-28) Week 19(Jun.1) Week 02(Mar.30-Apr.5) Week 20(Jul.27-May 3) Week 11(May 4-10) Week 12(May 11-17) Week 13(May 18-24) Week 14(May 25-31) Week 15(Jun.2-8) Week 03(Mar.6-12) Week 08(Apr.9-15) Week 04(Mar.13-19) Week 09(Apr.1-7) Week 16(Jun.23-29) Week 06(Mar.8-14) Week 17(Jun.

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