Modalidad: Teleformación – Duración: 20 h – Código: 671
Objetivos: In this course the learner is provided with extensive practice in the area of international business. Students learn to administer all imports and exports as well as to manage situations related to international business trips and meetings. The various lexical fields are presented through freer practice in simulations, telephone calls and general conversation; encouraging the student to draw from personal experience to give meaningful, contextual practice in diverse areas such as cultural differences, customs and business etiquette. Simple and more complex grammar structures such as modal verbs to give advice and make suggestions and detailed instructions are also presented in this course. Throughout the course the emphasis is on the learner independence through exposure to the correct usage of the target language with attention to practical situations and the use of idioms and phrasal verbs. In addition students learn the vocabulary to describe typical dishes and ingredients, recommend food and explain how a dish is cooked which is useful in a business lunch or in informal business meetings.
Vocabulary for different countries and currencies: Euro, Yen, Dollar, Yuan, Australian dollar.
Asking for and saying prices: How much is…?, Numbers 1-50.
Airport vocabulary: check-in, entrance, gate, café, toilet, information desk.
A business lunch
Ordering food in a restaurant and making conversation during a business lunch.
Talking about likes and dislikes, asking about preferences.
Talking about hobbies and free time activities.
Extended speaking practice through role-plays about different travel situations: reserving tickets with a travel agent, checking in at the airport and arriving at a hotel.
How was the trip?
Talking about travel experiences using the past simple.
Responding to questions about a trip.
Revision of common adjectives: good/bad, old/new, fast/slow.
An informal meeting
Expressing agreement and disagreement in an informal situation: so do I, me too, I can’t agree to that, I’m sorry but…
More ways to express quantity: either/neither, a lot of, enough, too many.
Using the new vocabulary in a role-play of an informal meeting.
Talking about and comparing working styles in two different places.
Contrasting habitual and temporary activities.
Read an email and complete the reply using present simple and present continuous.
Practice with modal verbs to give advice or make suggestions: should/shouldn’t must/mustn’t.
Speaking practice: talking about cultural differences and customs.
A lesson with extended speaking practice in giving directions around a town or city.
Common language for public and private transport: traffic lights, roundabout, underground, map, Sat Nav/GPS , bus, tram.
The P.A.’s day off
Organizing a business trip and making corrections to travel arrangements.
A series of role-plays to a travel agent, hotel and restaurant to make arrangements for an extended business trip.
Import and export – A company and its service (British version)
In this lesson the student will hear and follow a request for services provided by an import and export company.
In addition the student will see how a complaint is dealt with and practice and consolidate vocabulary related to the field of import and export.
Import and export – A company and its service (American version)
The learner will watch and listen to a customer service worker answer some frequently asked questions (FAQs) connected to industry regulations and procedures.
The student will see how the worker explains these common situations and explains standard industry procedure.
The student will dub and record the talent of choice in the movie to practice intonation, stress and pronunciation. In this way the student will be involved in a real life situation that improves intonation.
This lesson presents and consolidates language in context that includes asking someone to do something, offering help and making recommendations.
The student will dub and record the talent of choice in the movie to practice intonation, stress and pronunciation. In this way the student will be involved in a real life situation that improves intonation and practices understanding.
At the end of the lesson the learner completes the tests to see what was learned from the unit with different activities that match images, words and phrases.
You´ve got mail: In this section the student will answer the spoken questions the tutor has prepared and plan and write an email following the tutor´s written instructions.
The tutor will give feedback on this work.
Just a pinch of salt
Talking about food and describing typical dishes and ingredients. Recommending food.
Explaining how something is prepared and cooked.
Describing taste: bland, spicy.
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