2nd semester English -Basic Concepts and Technical Language Structures in International Relations & Global Economics II
Irene Mamakou, Senior Teaching Fellow
Schedule: Tuesday 15.15-18.00
Amphitheatre 104, Main Building
Office Phone Number: 210 414 2641
Office 201, 126 Grigoriou Lambraki Street
This is the second part of the course offered in the first semester. The purpose of this course is to further advance the vocabulary within the domain of business, public relations, politics and finance.
To expand on and recycle technical vocabulary and language structures
To develop students’ writing skills in order to produce short essays whose topics are directly related to their subject courses
To help students successfully communicate in International Relations contexts
1. Diamantis, G.V. 2010. Study English for Business Educational Purposes, Interbooks
STUDY MATERIAL- TOPIC AREAS
Unit 2 Boardroom Culture Clash
Unit 4 Mass Media
Unit 5 East meets West: Outsourcing
Unit 7 Finance-Stocks and Shares
Unit 12 Public vs Private
Units 30 & 32 Multinationals and the Third World (1&2)
PART 2: BUILDING YOUR BUSINESS VOCABULARY
Special Areas- 4. Investing, 5. Accounting, 9. International Trade, 11. Personnel-Human Resources
Miscellaneous- Confusing words, Formal English, Social English, Making a Presentation
PART 5: Grammar Review-Unit 5 Prepositions (pp. 338-347)
2. Diamantis, G.V. 2008, English for Academic Discussion Classes, Stamoulis Publication
The Role of the Discussion Gambits in making clear and well-supported assertions.
The Role and the Power of the Mass Media
The Role of the NGO’S in International Relations
The Death Penalty
3. Diamantis, G.V. 2002, English for Business Communication, Interbooks
Unit 7 Going for Job Interviews-RecruitmentUnit 8 Describing Trends, Facts and Figures (pp. 193-237) (material to be distributed in class)
Assessment will be based on performance in the end-of-semester written exam (85%) and compulsory course assignment (Essay Writing: 15%).
Current first year students are reminded that they wiil not be entitled to sit for the 3rd semester end-of-term exam unless they have successfully completed their English language modules in semesters 1 and 2.
Students can meet their tutor at 126 Grigoriou Lambraki St., Office 201,
on Tuesdays 13.00-15.00. Ms Mamakou can also be contacted via email: firstname.lastname@example.org