English for economic and political relations

  • A.A. 2017/2018
  • CFU 8
  • Ore 40
  • Classe di laurea LM-52
Antonella Pascali / Professoressa a contratto

Knowledge of the English language at B2 level of the CEFR (Common European
Framework of Reference for Languages.)

Obiettivi del corso

The course aims to give the students the instruments to understand the topics and the
dynamics of the world of International relations, helping them to develop their
intercultural capacities through the study of the technical language useful for an
adequate communication in English.

The students will be able to use the acquired competence to work effectively in a
globalized world, think of International events in a critical and systematic way and face
situations typical of their future job.

Programma del corso

The course is composed by two modules:

The first module gives the student the opportunity to put some aspects of their field of
study into practice:
- Developing intercultural skills
- Communicating effectively
- Decision making and problem solving
- Negotiations
- Managing conflict
- Working in an international team
- The structures of the oral and written political discourse

In the second module the use of the English language will be analysed in documents
and case studies regarding the topics studied by the students This will allow them to
better understand and use the vocabulary of their field of study. The main grammar
structures will be studied in depth to reach the level C1 of the CEFR.

The study of grammar is closely linked with the lessons of English language held by
the language assistant at the Centro Linguistico di Ateneo (CLA) (cla.unimc.it). The
attendance, even if not compulsory, is crucial to reach a real progress in the students'

Testi (A)dottati, (C)onsigliati
  • 1.  (A) Dignen B. Communicating across cultures Cambridge University Press , Cambridge, 2011
  • 2.  (C) Freitag A. R., Quesinberry Stokes A. Global Public Relations: Spanning borders, spanning cultures Routledge, New York, 2009
  • 3.  (C) Murphy R English Grammar in Use Cambridge University Press , Cambridge, 2012
Altre informazioni / materiali aggiuntivi

The textbooks will be integrated by the professor's lecture notes, articles and power point presentations.

Metodi didattici
  • - Dialogued lectures with the students' active participation
    - Group works on real documents of the field of International relations
    - Case studies
    - Audio-video materials
    - Interactive online and/or cd-rom activities
    - Techniques about how to structure a research, take notes, make a summary, a
    power point presentation, etc
    - Project works regarding the first module

Modalità di valutazione
  • During the final exam in English, the students' knowledge of the vocabulary of their
    field of study and their ability to use it will be assessed.

    The exam is composed by two tests: the first is a vocabulary test, the second is the
    presentation of a project work on a topic regarding the students' field of study.
Lingue, oltre all'italiano, che possono essere utilizzate per l'attività didattica


Lingue, oltre all'italiano, che si intende utilizzare per la valutazione


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