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Language Institute Thammasat University EL 321 Communicative Business English 2 Course Outline 2/2012 Course Description
This course aims to develop students’ proficiency in business English related to job interviews and job applications. Students are expected to make presentations based on reports from various printed sources. Students are also expected to participate in discussions on business- related topics.

Course Objectives
This course aims to 1. improve the student’s speaking abilities through business-related tasks such as self-introduction, greeting visitors, leaving messages, making and rescheduling appointments, conduct meetings, negotiating, socializing and presenting information. 2. improve the student’s listening comprehension on business-related topics both in-class and outside classes.

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 Business Result by John Hughes and Jon Naunton (2007), Oxford University Press. Ten units are covered during this course: five units before the midterm and another five before the final. In addition to participating in class activities, students are encouraged to (1) practice their listening after class and (2) review their lessons using the interactive workbook CD accompanying the textbook.

Course Evaluation
1. Coursework 1.1 Attendance and Participation 10 points 1.2 Assignments 30 points 2. Midterm Examination 2.1 Listening 15 points 40 points Students are to be assessed through their in-class activities. In total 6 activities (5 points each) will be counted toward the assignments component. The activity…...

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