DEGREE COURSE IN BUSINESS ECONOMICS
Business and Vocational Courses of Study
Academic year: 2011-12- Prof. E. Pepicelli
A-The student can listen and understand, speak, read and write about the following topics:
Greeting, introducing oneself, hobbies, family, environment, friends, notices, posters, catalogues,
immediate needs, sending greetings/thanking through notes/messages/ emails/letters,
educational background, living conditions, filling forms with personal details, shopping, menus,
timetables ( A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
B-Language: functions, morpho-syntactic structures ( future, 1st, 2nd and 3rd conditionals, future
in the past, duration form); relevant vocabulary, specific both of the informal and formal
language registers at levels A2/B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for
C-Spelling. The phonetic transcription. Phonetics and Pronunciation. Homophones and
Homographs. Error Analysis and Treatment.
- Educational Systems in Italy; England and the USA.
-Information about The London School of Economics.
-Relevant Articles from British/American Magazines/Newspapers.
-Mathematical Expressions and Measurements.
-Curriculum Vitae; Europass; Language Passport.
- British and American Englishes.
-The Business Environment; The Company; Travel; Sport.
E-.Some additional topics:
oneself, education, work, leisure time, tv/radio programs, events, wishes, personal letter/email,
travelling, hobbies, dreams, opinions/plans, narrating a story, plot of a film/book/TVprogram,
hopes, ambitions, describing experiences/ impressions/ reactions.
1-Intorcia E., Pepicelli, E., RELEVANT NOTES for Students of English at the University of
Sannio, Aracne, Novembre 2011.
2-Intorcia,E., Pepicelli, E., ENGHISH FOR SUCCESS for Students at the University of Sannio,
Aracne Editrice, March 2012.
- Il Ragazzini 2011, Zanichelli (or any other bilingual dictionary ).
- Oxford Student’s Dictionary, O.U.P. (or any other monolingual dictionary).
The primary objective is the acquisition of a communicative competence, with emphasis on
listening and speaking. Acquisition of techniques and strategies appropriate for the development
of the four language skills also in the fields of the micro-language of Business Economics and in
the other content subjects.
Level: B1 of CEFRL.
Teaching Methods and Assessment:
The approach to the teaching-learning process is the communicative-humanistic-cooperative one.
The focus is on the learner who is the main actor of his/her learning process.
Audio-tele-visuals such as audio-video recorders, multi-media materials also for reinforcement
and self-access; notes by the teacher.
Written and oral exam with discussion of the written paper.
- Examination: written and oral. The written test can be a short essay (about 200 words), an
email, a letter on topics discussed during the course. Time allotted: one hour. No dictionaries are
The oral exam starts with at least one question from each of the listed subject areas and continues
with spelling, phonetic transcription, homophones, homographs; the exam ends with the
discussion of the written paper.
Notes: Attendance is strongly recommended. Tutorials- -………….– -Teachers’ room .
Exams: written and oral. For additional practice : Language laboratory – Sea- 2nd floor-
Language Centre (CLAUS): Palazzo S. Agostino.
-Additional practice from the following websites:
-Most materials can be downloaded from these websites: