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PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH I PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
YDL201 PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH I 3 2 2 2

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : English
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Compulsory
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit -
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. KAMİL KAYA
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to enable students communicate in English in a wide range of business situations, develop communication skills in business and enlarge their knowledge of the business world in the target language. The course also aims to pave the way for being fluent and confident in using the language of business and help them increase their career prospects over a language.
Contents of the Course Unit: BASIC USER: Contents of the course include introducing yourself in the target language, discussions on problems at work, foods from different countries, buying different products, doing business in another country. The course covers authentic articles, on a variety of topics from prominent newspapers and online business websites along with authentic interviews with businesspeople and a wide range of business oriented topics and disciplinary texts. INDEPENDENT USER: Contents of the course include letters in various business occasions such as hotel bookings, acceptance of invitations, declining of invitations, conveying of a meeting, confirmation and cancelling of a meeting, letters of thanks and discussing gender related qualities socialising etc. The course covers authentic articles, on a variety of topics from prominent newspapers and online business websites along with authentic interviews with businesspeople and a wide range of business oriented topics and disciplinary texts. PROFICIENT USER: Contents of the course include dealing with communication breakdown, words to describe good and bad communicators, marketing collocations, idioms, multi-word verbs etc. The course covers authentic articles, on a variety of topics from prominent newspapers and online business websites along with authentic interviews with businesspeople and a wide range of business oriented topics and disciplinary texts.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

Explain the terms, basic concepts and techniques related to the fields of study.
Express the texts related to the field of study in their own words.
Demonstrate the knowledge they learned about the field of study in a written exam or assignment.
Criticize the problems in the field of study and make solution predictions for the problems.
Demonstrate communication and writing skills in the field of study.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introducing the coursebook and explaining the syllabus, Basic User : Introducing yourself Independent User : Making contact Proficient User : Good communication Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
2 The relevant unit in the coursebook Terminology of Tourism Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
3 The relevant unit in the coursebook Terminology of Business Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
4 The relevant unit in the coursebook Terminology of Management Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
5 The relevant unit in the coursebook Terminology of Economics Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
6 The relevant unit in the coursebook Terminology of Trade Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
7 The relevant unit in the coursebook Terminology of Logistics Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 The relevant unit in the coursebook Terminology of Finance Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
10 The relevant unit in the coursebook Terminology of Research Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
11 The relevant unit in the coursebook Terminology of Leadership Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
12 The relevant unit in the coursebook Terminology of Politics Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
13 The relevant unit in the coursebook Terminology of Urbanization Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
14 The relevant unit in the coursebook Terminology of Public Administration Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
15 The relevant unit in the coursebook Terminology of International Relations Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Corden, W. M. (1992). International trade theory and policy: Selected essays of W. Max Corden. Aldershot: Edward Elgar.
Sharma, U., & Sharma, S. K. (2007). Principles and theory in political science. New Delhi: Atlantic.
Trappe, T., & Tullis, G. (2005). Intelligent Business- Intermediate Level Business English. Essex: Pearson

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students define the concepts they learned and match them with their corresponding phenomena in the social world.
0
2
Students interpret concepts and theories taking into account their historical-cultural contexts.
0
3
Students compare sociological theories with reference to social problems.
0
4
Students distinguish the significance of ecological, social and economical sustainability for world’s future.
0
5
Students develop their knowledge on sustainability by the use of information and communication technologies.
0

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students evaluate qualitative and quantitative data of sociological research studies.
3
2
Students analyse the complicated interactions between the social, cultural, political, economical and demographical phenomena of the global world.
0

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students design a research by their acquired knowledge and experience.
0

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students research field study considering the principle of cultural relativity, scientific and ethical values.
0
2
Students efficiently apply the most suitable information and communication technologies in their studies.
0
3
Students use their knowledge on ecological, social and economical sustainability in all aspects of their lives.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students research on problems which reflect on their fields in the global world undergoing rapid and profound change.
3

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students criticize their advanced knowledge and skills in an analytical manner.
0
2
Students develop their knowledge and skills within the frame of scientific, technological and current developments via adopting the principle of lifelong learning.
0
3
Students act ethically impartial in their research studies.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students criticize their advanced knowledge and skills in an analytical manner.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students apply the principle of cultural relativity, scientific and ethical values with reference to sustainability throughout their studies in their careers.
0

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 12 2 24
Preliminary & Further Study 11 1 11
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 0 0 0
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 2 1 2
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 1 5 5
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 4 4
Short Exam 1 6 6
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 30 0 54
Total Workload of the Course Unit 54
Workload (h) / 25.5 2,1
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 2,0