English for economists III is an advanced course designed for graduate students who need to polish up, consolidate, and maintain their English language skills. One objective is to promote confidence and fluency, by building up a richer vocabulary and a more profound appreciation of the English language of economics. Approximately one half of the term will be devoted to reading and analysing texts (The Economist, the Financial Times, etc.), which will serve as a happy hunting ground for useful terminology and for clues to identifying and discussing issues. For the rest of the term, emphasis will be placed on student participation and interaction, through oral presentations and similar useful activities to practise spoken English. In addition, advice and guidance will be provided in drafting application and motivation letters and personal statements. Class work and participation will be taken into account in the final evaluation. All students will be expected to sit a formal written examination during the official examination session.
Students from all Master’s programmes of the Faculty of Economics, as well as Erasmus or exchange students, are welcome to attend.