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This course is designed for foreign citizens as a series of elective classes aimed at reducing language barriers when presenting a graduation project and carrying out professional activities as an enterprise manager.

The objective of the course is to develop the students' sustainable language skills in business communication situations.

Subsequent to this goal, the program pursues the following objectives:

  • Mastering by the student of the vocabulary and expressions used in the most typical situations of business communication in the context of company management;
  • Developing the students’ basic skills of working with written and spoken texts, including summarising and paraphrasing;
  • Develoing the students’ skills of speech etiquette in situations of business communication.

The programme covers a sufficiently wide range of topics and is built around the use of authentic sources when studying them: business press publications, public speeches of current business leaders, experts, business consultants. Authentic materials serve as examples of the correct use of language material, as well as a source of information on current practices of international companies.

Key requirements for the learning outcomes.

By the end of the course students will know:

  • The vocabulary within the scope defined by the topic of the programme;
  • Standard speech patterns used for different communication tasks;
  • Speech etiquette rules in business communication situations.

Students will be able to:

  • Correctly use the lexical material studied while presenting the results of the graduation project and during the study of other disciplines;
  • Correctly use learned speech patterns in the performance of communicative functions;
  • Avoid gross violations of speech etiquette in business communication situations.

In order to achieve these aims and objectives the following methods are emphasised in the professional development programme: active and problem-based exercises, interactive learning technologies and case studies.

Various educational tools are used during the study programme: a textbook, multimedia tools and Internet resources.

64 hours are devoted to the professional development programme, including 48 hours of practical training and 16 hours of business games.

 
 

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