• Inglés Empresarial I

  • Guía de aprendizaje

    • Instructions

      • This is a self-paced module. Tasks must be done at regular intervals, with skill training for end-of-semester finals (last week of May) in mind.
      • The main aim is to progress to CEFR B1 within the specific field of Business English. This entails constant and regular practice and incorporating new words, structures and expressions to your English. If you are unsure about your level, take the tests entitled "What's my level?" in Class Materials at the beginning of the module to find out.
      • Contents and tasks are specified in the General Description. All contents are CC or free to use (applicable to direct links). Please read instructions per specific task skill below.
      • The module runs January to May, when you can contact your instructor (jimenezantonio@uniovi.es) at any point if needed.
      • Evaluation is set in the General Description, and can be found in the relevant section. Please be honest and follow the instructions and timing.

      Instruction per specific skill

      Each task is categorised; follow these general guidelines for each skill

      • Reading:
        • read every text once, underlining those words which are new to you
        • look them up
        • answer the questions
        • check your answers
      • Listening:
        • listen once without reading the task, taking notes about what you hear
        • look at the task
        • listen again, complete your notes and answer the questions
        • check your answers
      • Writing:
          • read the instructions carefully; brainstorm on the contents, vocabulary, structures, etc.
            • write a draft of your composition
              • think about ways to improve your text (using paragraphs, connectors, adjectives, advanced structures or vocabulary, etc.)
                • write your final version
              • Speaking:
                  • read the instructions carefully; brainstorm on the contents, vocabulary, structures, etc.
                    • write some notes about your ideas
                      • speak as fluently as possible, paying attention to pronunciation and rhythm

                    Some of these skills take time and effort to develop. Be persistent and remember that hard work pays!

                    • Use of English (Grammar and vocabulary):
                      • practice using the recommended grammar, the online exercises or similar resources
                      • keep a separate list with new words, perhaps organised into topics; revise and annotate new items when interacting with module materials
                      • make sure you are accurate when using these structures and vocabulary in every other task