DSCG6 Business English

2021-22

Welcome to the course. This course has been created primarily for students of IGEFI, but anyone intersted in preparing for the exams if free to use the materials here. In this course, there will be 26 sessions of four hours each to prepare you for the Anglais des affaries exams.

The following is a summary of the syllabus:

The principal topics that will be covered are as follows:

  • Finance (Sessions 2,3,4)
  • Accounting and Auditing (Sessions 5,6,7)
  • Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility (Sessions 8,9,10)
  • Information Systems and New Technologies (Sessions 11,12,13)
  • Management, Human Resources and Strategy (Sessions 14,15,16)
  • Production (Sessions 17,18,19)
  • Marketing (Sessions 20,21,22)

Sessions 23,24,25 and 26 will be dedicated to revision and mock exams. This course counts towards 15 ECTS. Preparation is of the utmost importance.

Session 14/09

About the exams. Objectives- to be able to construct a structured analysis; to be able to express yourself correctly in English; to be able o defend your point of view; effectively use business English vocabulary; be able to integrate your knowledge of current events in your expression.

Duration of the oral exam: Preparation time 1 hour. Exam 30 minutes. In the 30 minutes, the candidate will have to spend the first 15 minutes presenting their topic. The candidate speaks without interruption. In the second part, the candidate will have to interact with the jury by answering their questions about the topic.

A few language tips

Context: Today/Currently/ At the moment…………….

The main topic: This article raises questions about/concerns/is about…The main topic also revolves around… Therfore/as a result/ consequently/as a result……………

Defining the key words: Theses concepts refer to…………………..if I were to define these concepts, I would say that they refer to … To what extent…

Outline: To begin with/it is worth noting that/ it is interesting to notice that/it is worth pointing out that….

Useful links:

https://www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/lsu/content/4_WritingSkills/writing_tuts/linking_LL/linking3.html

Practice exercise 1

Read the article from the following link: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-58545944 You have one hour to prepare your 15 minute analysis of the article. Once you are ready, record it and email me the audio file.

Practice exercise 2

Read the article from the following link and prepare a 15 minute analysis. The analysis shoumd be recorded in an audio format and sent by email. https://www.bbc.com/news/business-58549651

Practice exercise 3

Read the article from the follwing link and prepare a 15 minute analysis based on the article. You will need to develop your ideas absed on the topic of the article and record your analysis and send me the audio file by email. https://www.bbc.com/news/business-58479148