SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentSophomore Class A, Department of International Business Sophomore Class B, Department of International Business
Course NameElite Business English: Team-Building and Socializing Skills
InstructorKU JU-CHUN
Credit2.0
Course TypeElective
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
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每週課程進度與作業要求Course Schedule & Requirements



 


































































































































































週次



Week



課程主題



Topic



課程內容與指定閱讀



Content and Reading Assignment



教學活動與作業



Teaching Activities and Homework



學習投入時間



Student workload expectation



課堂講授



In-class Hours



課程前後



Outside-of-class Hours



1



Course introduction



 



 



2



1



2



Socializing: how to break the Ice and start a conversation at conference



Unit 1



 



Task 1



p. 8 -9



2



1



3



Breaking the ice : dilemma & decision group discussion - Unilever v.s. Ben & Jerry's



Uni1 1



Handouts



 



Task 2



Handouts



2



1



4



Build the team: make a contribution and play an active role



Unit 3



 



Task 2



 



2



1



5



Teamworking: the stuff team are made of - team meetings and team roles



Unit 3



Handouts



 



Handouts



2



1



6



Teamworking: dilemma & Decision Discussion - leading the team



Handouts



 



Handouts



2



1



7



Leadership: management styles, the art of delegation



Handouts



 



Handouts



2



1



8



Ask Questions



Unit 4



Task 2



2



1



9



Socializing: what makes a good host? entertain guests, guide a conversation, tell a story



Unit 6



 



Task 2



2



1



10



Midterm exam



Midterm exam



Midterm exam



2



1



11



Leadership: dilemma & decision case discussion - Carlos Ghosn v.s. Louise Schweitzer / Renault Nissan Group



Handouts



 



 



 



Handouts



2



1



12



Chair a meeting: the function of a chairperson control a meeting, deal with difficult people diplomatically effectively



Unit 8



 



 



Task 2



p.40



2



1



13



Manage a crisis : prepare an action plan and hold a crisis meeting



Unit 10



 



Task 2



2



1



14



Manage a crisis: dilemma & decision case discussion - The Virtue of Necessity, safety problems of Transal pipeline company



Handouts



 



 



Handouts



2



1



15



Handle conflict and resolve a misunderstanding



 



Unit 12



 



Task 2



2



1



16



Dilemma & Decision Case Discussion: success at what price? choosing a new CEO from a short list of candidate, Better Prices supermarket chain



Handouts



 



 



 



Handouts



2



1



17



Sell your ideas



Final oral presentation



 



Unit 14



 



Task 2



Prepare final oral presentation



2



1



18



Final oral presentation



 



Final oral presentation



 



Final oral presentation



 



2



1




 



 




Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

NIL


Requirement/Grading

Attendance and in-class participation and contribution 20%



Pair/group work and role-play speaking and discussion activities:20%



Midterm exam: 30%



Final Oral Presentation: 30%


Textbook & Reference

Textbook:



Intelligent Business - Skill Book Upper Intermediate Level



by Christine Johnson & Irene Barrall



Longman Publisher



References:




  1. English for Business Studies: A course for Business Studies and Economics Students by Ian Mackenzie Cambridge University Press.

    2. English for Business Studies in Higher Education Studies by Carolyn Walker with Paul Harvey Garnet Education                                                                              3. Fify Ways to Improve your Business English. By Ken Taylor, Summertown Publishing 2006.

    4. Communicating, speaking and listening to end misunderstanding and promote friendship. By Dale R. Olen, Joda Communications, 1995.

    5. Riding the Waves of Culture: Understanding Cultural Diversity in Business. By Nicholas Brealey Publishing Ltd. 1997

    6. The Fine Art of Small Talk: How to Start a Conversation, Keep it going, Build Rapport – And Leave a Positive Impression. By Debra Fine. Small Talk Press, 2002.

    7. Business Vocabulary in Use by Bill Mascull Cambridge University.

    8. Business Vocabulary in Practice Collins Cobuild.


Urls about Course
www.intelligent-business.org
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