EL 321 Communicative Business English 2

Language Institute
Thammasat University
EL 321 Communicative Business English 2
Course Outline 2/2014
Course Description
Practising listening, speaking, reading and writing skills at a more advanced level; practising
listening for main ideas and details; practising speaking using different business functions in
pairs and in groups; performing role plays and simulations based on real life situations;
reading for vocabulary enrichment and development of business ideas and concepts;
practising writing correspondence and formal business writing.
Course Objectives
This course aims to
1. improve student’s speaking abilities through business-related tasks.
2. improve student’s listening comprehension on business-related topics both in-class and outside
classes.
3. develop students’ reading and writing skills
4. develop students’ oral and presentation skills
Teaching Methods and Materials
Students are expected to actively participate in classroom activities and discussion on relevant
business topics. Activities such as individual, pair (role-play), and group work (simulation) are usually
conducted in class.
The instruction and class activities throughout the semester are based on the course textbook
entitled The Business 2.0 B1 + Intermediate Student’s Book by John Allison with Paul
Emmerson, Macmillan
Course Evaluation
1. In-class Speaking
40
points
1. ONE speaking assignment before midterm test
(10 points)
2. ONE speaking assignment after midterm test
(10 points)
3. Group presentation during the last week before
the final exam (20 points)
1
2. Midterm Examination
2.1 Vocabulary
10 points
2.2 Reading
15 points
2.3 Grammar
25 points
3. Final Examination
3.1 Listening
40 points
3.2 Vocabulary
10 points
3.3 Reading
15 points
3.4 Grammar
15 points
3.5 Writing
10 points
4. Attendance and
Participation
Units 5 & 6
50
points
90
points
Units 5-8
Units 7 & 8
20
points
200
points
TOTAL
Grading Criteria
1. Class Activities (10 points each)
For class activities, the following criteria will be used.
Clarity
Accuracy
Content
(Audibility / Pacing)
(Grammatical Expressions)
(Relevancy to the task / Consistency with directions)
2. Giving a Formal Presentation (20 points)
-10 points for content and power point preparation
(Relevancy to the task / Easy to understand/Originality)
Remarks: Each group member will be awarded the same score.
-10 point for
Manner of Delivery (Eye-Contact / Pacing / Professionalism)
Accuracy
(Grammatical Expressions)
Remarks: Each group member will be judged individually.
Grammar
Midterm
Final
1. Conditionals
1. Future forms
2
2. Recommendations
3. Passive
4. Reported speech
2. Expressing likelihood
3. Prepositions
Attendance Policy
- Students are to maintain 80% of attendance. More than 6 absences from class will
result in an automatic F.
- Students who are more than 15 minutes late are considered absent.
Schedules and Instructors
Add/Drop period
Drop “W” period
Semester Break
January 21 - 26, 2015
March 16 – 27, 2015
April 11 – 17, 2015
 Instructors
Sec/Gr
Day
Time
Room
040001
T, TH
13.30 - 15.00
SC 2053
A. Jonathan Jones
040002
T, TH
13.30 - 15.00
SC 2054
A. John Winward
070001
W, F
09.30 – 11.00
LI 307
080001
W, F
11.00 – 12.30
SC 2049
080002
W, F
11.00 – 12.30
LI 307
080003
W, F
11.00 – 12.30
SC 2050
A. Teerawat
080004
W, F
11.00 – 12.30
SC 2054
A. Zia C. Free
810001
M
09.30 - 12.30
LI 304
810002
M
09.30 - 12.30
SC 2048
810003
M
09.30 - 12.30
LI 310
A. Dr. Chanika
820001
M
13.30 - 16.30
LI 304
Asst. Prof. Preeyachat
820002
M
13.30 - 16.30
SC 1016
3
Instructor
Asst. Prof. Dr. Watjana
A. Dr. Pimsiri
Asst. Prof. Dr. Watjana
Asst. Prof. Preeyachat
Asst. Prof. Dr. Monnipha
Asst. Prof. Dr. Monnipha
820003
M
13.30 - 16.30
LI 310
A. Dr. Chaniaka
540001 (T)
Th
14.00 – 17.00
LIT-2E
Asst. Prof. Preeyachat
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Tentative Teaching Schedule (Semester 2/2014)
4
Week
Date
Topic
1
January 12 – 16, 2015
Course Intro & Chapter 5: Reading & Vocabulary
2
January 19 – 23, 2015
Chapter 5: Grammar & Listening
3
January 26 – 30, 2015
Chapter 5: Speaking Task 1
4
February 2 – 6, 2015
Chapter 6: Reading & Vocabulary
5
February 9 – 13, 2015
Chapter 6: Grammar & Listening
6
February 16 – 20, 2015
Chapter 6: Speaking Task 2
7
February 23 – 27, 2015
Review
8
Sunday March 1, 2015
MIDTERM EXAMINATION (12.00 – 14.00)
9
March 9 – 13, 2015
Chapter 7: Reading & Vocabulary
Wednesday March 11 – No class (Midterm day)
10
March 16 – 20, 2015
Chapter7: Grammar & Listening
11
March 23 – 27, 2015
Chapter 7: Speaking Task 3
12
March 30-31,
April 1-3, 2015
13
April 7 – 10, 2015
Chapter 8: Reading & Vocabulary
Chapter 8: Grammar & Listening
Monday April 6 – No class (Chakri Memorial Day)
April
13-17,2015
Semester Break – Songkran Festival
14
April 20 – 24, 2015
15
April 27 – 30, May 1, 2015
16
May 4 – 8, 2015
Group Presentation
Tuesday May 5 – No class ( Coronation Day)
Tuesday May 12, 2015
FINAL EXAMINATION (09.00 – 12.00)
Remarks:
Chapter 8: Speaking Task 4
Writing
No class on the following holidays
- 12 February 2015
- 11 March 2015
-
Traditional Basketball match with CU
Midterm Examination Period
5
-
6 April 2015
-
Chakri Memorial Day
- 13 – 17 April 2015
-
Semester Break – Songkran Festival
-
-
Coronation Day
5 May 2015
6
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