Module Identifier IT20310  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Elisabetta Tarantino  
Semester Semester 2  
Pre-Requisite (Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 2 Italian.  
Co-Requisite IT20120  
Course delivery Contact Hours   15 Hours (12 x 1-hour lessons plus 3 x 1-hour seminars)  
Assessment Continuous assessment   * Weekly assignments, (mostly letter-writing and summaries); * One seminar presentation on contemporary business topics - this counts for 20% of the continuous assessment mark.   40%  
  Exam   2 Hours   60%  

Brief description

This course aims at enabling students to communicate in a business situation, both orally and in writing, at an intermediate level. The emphasis will be on the writing of letters, role-playing in interviews and telephone conversations, CV writing, summarising in English an Italian text on a business-related topic.

Basic concepts and abbreviations likely to appear in a business context will be dealt with as they arise in the course material.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students should

Reading Lists

** Should Be Purchased
McKeane, Rossana and Margaret Powell. (1993) Hotel Europa Italia - Business Italian for Beginners. Hodder & Stoughton
** Reference Text
Edwards, Vincent and Gianfranca Gessa Shepheard. (1996) Manual of Business Italian. Routledge
Edwards, Vincent and Gianfranca Gessa Shepheard. (1996) Italian Business Correspondence. Routledge
Edwards, Vincent and Gianfranca Gessa Shepheard. (1995) Italian Business Situations. Routledge