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Language Awareness for International Students in Business Studies. By Andrew Cornforth and Geoff Gibson EFL Lecturers, SANM Scarborough Campus. Overview. Context The Language Portfolio. Language uses Specific areas of study Samples Conclusion – future. The context.

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Language awareness for international students in business studies

Language Awareness for International Students in Business Studies

By

Andrew Cornforth and Geoff Gibson

EFL Lecturers, SANM Scarborough Campus


Overview

Overview

  • Context

  • The Language Portfolio.

    • Language uses

    • Specific areas of study

    • Samples

  • Conclusion – future.


The context

The context

  • The new module – the Language Portfolio

    • Why change?

    • Why this?


The language portfolio format

The Language Portfolio - Format

  • Rationale

  • A language portfolio divided into different language areas that should include:

    • A commentary on language use.

    • A commentary on language development.

  • Conclusion.

  • Appendices of full extracts.

  • References


Language domains

Language Domains


Language analysis

Language Analysis

Vocabulary

Grammar

Treatment of evidence

Style


Examples lexical

Examples – Lexical

  • Microsoft is this week preparing to take the gloves off in its fight with arch rivals Apple and Google.

  • Microsoft has recently decided to openly challenge its main competitors, Apple and Google.


Examples grammar

Examples - Grammar

Moreover, France has a working code that every firm has to follow very carefully. It gathers all worker rights, every rule to have a legal contract and procedures when you are hire, fire or every circumstance possible.

Plus, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has a specific commission on marketing and advertising. They create major rule about international advertising self regulation since 1937. Marketing is a field which follows a strict on advertising practice.


Time schedule

Time schedule


Conclusion

Conclusion

  • Language confidence and awareness.

  • Tools for the future.

  • Analytical, evaluative – transferrable skills.


Questions discussion

Questions & Discussion

Email:

[email protected]

[email protected]


Module specs 54225

Module Specs (54225)

Learning Outcomes

e) Development of reflective practice and independent learning skills

f) Development of strategies to remedy areas of weakness

Assessment Strategies

  • Portfolio of grammatical and lexical areas particularly relevant to students’ subject disciplines e) and f)

  • 250-word piece of writing explaining choice of presented material e) and f)


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