English

Human Resources Management and Organisational Behaviour
5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 60,0 TP + 15,0 OT

Lecturer
- Marta Margarida S. Dionísio de Azevedo

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
Students should be able to:
- apply a set of skills (linguistic and sociocultural) to be used in specific communicative situations within the area of Human Resources;
- use comprehension and text production skills in order to achieve language accuracy using grammar and structure rules accordingly.

Program
English as a Global Language. Working environment: job descriptions; staff recruitment.
Curriculum Vitae and formal and informal letters.
Human Resources - technical vocabulary.
Job Interviews: the used language.
Employment contracts and procedures.
Management og Human Resources: safety and health at work; training courses; equal opportunities and diversity.
Salaries and benefits.
Grammar structures: verbal tenses; articles and pronouns; adjectives (comparative and superlative); prepositions.

Evaluation Methodology
A test at the end of the semester - 60%;
Continuous assessment, including exercises and class participation (written and oral components) and attendance - 20%;
Research assignment (written and oral) - 20%.

Bibliography
- Wyatt, R. (2016). Check your English Vocabulary for Human Resources. London, UK: Bloomsbury
- Pledger, P. (2007). English for Human Resources. Oxford: Oxford University Press
- Murphy, R. (2012). English Grammar in Use With Answers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
- Swan, M. e Walker, C. (2012). Oxford English Grammar Course - Intermediate. Oxford UK: Oxford University Press
- Evans, V. e Dooley, J. (2016). On Screen - B2. United Kingdom: Express Publishing
- Redston, C. e Clementson, T. e Cinningham, G. (2013). Face2Face - Intermediate B1+. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
- Sandford, G. (2011). Cambridge English for Human Resources. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press

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

Software used in class
Not applicable.