Technical English

Accounting, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho nº 13772/2014 - 12/11/2014

5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 60,0 TP

- Marta Margarida Santos Dionísio

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Students should be able to:
- apply a set of skills (linguistic and sociocultural) to be used in specific communicative situations within the area of Accounting;
- use comprehension and text production skills in order to achieve language accuracy using grammar and structure rules accordingly.
- access inclusive education, of equitable quality
- have access to learning opportunities throughout everybody's life

1. English as a Global Language.
2. Professional Careers: qualifications,skills, jobs
3. Applying for a job: Curriculum Vitae,application letters
4. Informal communication: telephoning, emails
5. Finance and business
6. Financial institutions: examples Balance sheet.
7. Accounting: laws, rules and standards.
8. Auditing.
9. Grammar in context (Level B1 CEFRL)

Evaluation Methodology
Continuous assessment
Exercises and active class participation (written and oral components) - 20%;
Research assignment (written and oral) - 30%
A test at the end of the semester - 50% (minimum: 10 grade points)

Exam and Re-sit
Written exam: 50%
Oral exam: 50%

- Coe, N. e Harrison, M. e Paterson, K. (2010). Oxford Practice Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press
- Peltier, S. e Taylor, J. (2013). Accounting - Career Paths. Berkshire: Express Publishing
- Evans, V. e Dooley, J. e Patel, K. (2012). Finance - Career Paths. Berkshire: Express Publishing
- Frendo, E. e Mahoney, S. (2011). English for Accounting. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Method of interaction
Theoretical and practical lectures where the students are asked to do exercises concerning the following skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing with implicit grammar with a particular emphasis on practical exercises.

Software used in class
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