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

Teaching: Monday

                  Friday

Office hours: Monday          14:30 - 15:30

                         Wednesday   14:30 -16:30


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



ΟΙΚ 2402 - ENGLISH  ΙV

SPRING SEMESTER

Instructor: Jenny Papaioannou

emai: j.papaioannou@uoc.gr


Teaching: Wednesday

Office hours: Monday   14:30 - 15:30

                         Wednesday  14:30 - 16:30



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


Course description:
This course has four aims: i) to advance students' English language knowledge within economics, focusing on terminology, ii) to provide training in reading and analysing extended texts on economics, iii) to give students practice in producing short written texts based on reading comprehension, and iv) to develop students' capacity for independent work and collaborative work in small groups. Students are required to read, understand and analyse advanced texts on a wide range of topics related to economic theory, e.g. Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Theory, Game Theory, Welfare  Economics, European Integration etc. They further engage in various language activities and tasks on the basis of these texts. A range of strategies are introduced for reading for different purposes (e.g. for general comprehension, to identify specific information, etc.), for reading and note-taking/note-making, for reading and writing (paraphrasing and summarising), as well as for improving reading flexibility and speed. The course also offers students the opportunity to revise the terminology (particularly of microeconomics and macroeconomics) and selected grammatical patterns which were covered in previous semesters.