ΟΙΚ 1401 - ENGLISH Ι

FALL SEMESTER

Instructor: Jenny Papaioannou

e-mail: j.papaioannou@uoc.gr

Teaching:         Monday 11:30 - 14:15 (Even numbers)
                       Thursday 11:30 - 14:15 (Odd numbers)

Office hours:   Wednesday   12:30 - 14:30

                      Thursday 14:30 - 16:30 

Course Description

The objective of this compulsory course is to introduce students and familiarize them with the basic economics terminology, as well as develop the strategies essential to understand short English passages in economics. Students who systematically follow this course should develop the ability to analyze simple passages, answer questions about the content and be able to unveil implications, as well as recognize and present simple written work.

The course includes components of terminology, vocabulary, grammar, reading and listening comprehension, and writing presented in 11 units. The terminology is emphasized in the context of passages relevant with basic economics concepts such as “demand and supply”, “utility”, “markets”, “production”, “types of business”, “cost of production and determining factors”, “competition”. Each session focuses on a main passage in which the economics topic is introduced, accompanied by significant vocabulary and concepts.

                

ΟΙΚ 1402 - ENGLISH II

SPRING SEMESTER

Instructor: Jenny Papaioannou

e-mail: j.papaioannou@uoc.gr

Main textbook: English for Students of Economics: Macroeconomics (NEW Revised Edition), J. Stefan, Εκδώσεις Gutenberg, 2014.

Course description:
The aim of this course is to provide students with the language knowledge and skills they need to read and understand passages related to macroeconomics. A key focus of the course is the terminology that is typically used in fundamental macroeconomic issues. This is introduced through economics texts, taken from university textbooks or similar sources, which discuss macroeconomic concepts such as employment, inflation, Gross Domestic Product, trade, fiscal policy and taxation, European Integration etc. Terminology used to discuss and describe graphs and tables is an integral part of the language that is learned. In addition, students learn strategies for reading comprehension and text analysis (e.g. skimming, scanning, outlining, etc.). The course also includes a writing component, which focuses mainly on paragraph, composition, and summary writing. The basic format of a business letter is also discussed. Students engage in a variety of activities and tasks in order to practise and consolidate their language knowledge and enhance their reading and writing skills.

OIK 3401 - Advanced English I
FALL SEMESTER

Instructor: Jenny Papaioannou

email: j.papaioannou@uoc.gr

Classes:   Wednesday  11:30 - 14:15  (All numbers)

            

Office hours:   Thursday 14:30 - 16:30 

                      Wednesday   10:30-11:30 & 14:30 - 15:30



ECON 3402 - Advanced English II

SPRING SEMESTER

Instructor: Jenny Papaioannou

emai: j.papaioannou@uoc.gr

Main textbook: Applied Economics Readings - English IV, 2010.


Course description:

This demanding course is designed to cover a variety of terminological aspects through a wide range of texts that combine richness of vocabulary and authenticity of content and style. It is adjusted to serve specific terminological needs presented in 13 sessions. The course, primarily, epitomizes Business English vocabulary and incorporates Finance-oriented material like “Finance and Economics”, “Accounting”, “Business Administration”, “Marketing and Communication”, “The European Union”.

In the “Vocabulary Building” section, the language of texts is used as reference and students are asked to match a list of terms in Greek with their counterparts in English if the reference text is in English. If the reference text is already in Greek, selected Greek terms from the text are matched with multiple choice options of potential English equivalents, and the audience is required to identify the correct option. In the “Clarifying Terminology and Expanding Vocabulary” section, terms in the native language are used as starting points, wherefrom related secondary terms of the same semantic field or related usage are juxtaposed and contrasted. In the “Useful Collocations” section participants utilize nouns, verbs, adjectives, or adverbs to accompany terms and, therefore, learn how to build correct collocations. In the “From Term to Text” section, the whole passage is translated into the other language solidifying, thus, the sentence and paragraph level.