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Applied English

Code 12081
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Letras
Entry requirements N/A
Mode of delivery Theorical/Practical
Work placements not applied
Learning outcomes To acquire communicative skills related to Economics
To present, clearly, succinctly and convincingly, ideas and points of view
To be able to work in teams and solve problems in a dynamic and creative way
To be able to negotiate in English
Syllabus 1. General knowledge in grammar, lexicon and spelling;
2. Introduction to specialised vocabulary (basic notions of Economics in English);
3. The crisis: political and economical factors;
4. The Portuguese case;
5. The Common market.
Main Bibliography • Antonioni, P. & Flynn, S. M. (2011). Economics for Dummies. Sussex: John Wiley & Sons
Ellman, P. (2014). English Grammar for Economics and Business. Bookboon
Johnson, C. (2008). Market Leader: Banking and Finance. Harlow: Pearson
Lafond, C., Vine, S., & Welch, B. (2010). English for Negotiating. Oxford: Oxford UP
• McCarthy, M., & O'Dell, F. (2004). English Phrasal Verbs in Use. Cambridge: Cambridge UP
McKenzie, I. (2002). Financial English with Mini-Dictionary of Finance. Boston: Heinle/Thomson
McKenzie, I. (2006). Professional English in Use: Finance. Cambridge: Cambridge UP
McKenzie, I. (2008). English for the Financial Sector. Cambridge: Cambridge UP
McKenzie, I. (2010). English for Business Studies: A Course for Business Studies and Economics Students. Cambridge: Cambridge UP. COMPULSORY.
• Murphy, R. (2012). English Grammar In Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Rutherford, D. (2002). Routledge Dictionary of Economics. London: Routledge
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Written test: 50%
Two group presentations: 50%
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-11-21

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