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English for Tourism and Hospitality

THM108 takes an intelligent approach to building confidence and skills students need to succeed in the field of tourism in our current globalized world. With this course, students will be able to use their critical thinking skills in the  tourism industry; they will be able to organize and interpret data in order to make swift decisions in English.

 

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

-        Understand the basic concept of hotel services.

-        Listen to academic English and make concise and accurate notes.

-        Understand the importance of correct pronunciation of words and expressions.

-        Comprehend, discuss and analyse academic and non-academic reading material.

-        Communicate fluently, accurately and appropriately in real-life situations.

-        Develop speaking and presentation skills and give a presentation on an academic topic.


Mitra Madani

World Travel Destinations

This course focuses on global destinations and the people who inhabit them. With advancements in transportation, destinations are more accessible to greater numbers of international tourists. A review of the popular and emerging destinations globally and the reason for their popularity; such as scenery, attractions and exotic cultures are discussed in this course.

The course will develop knowledge and understanding in:

   - Identify, locate and describe major international destinations.

   - Identify and discuss social, cultural, political and environmental characteristics of destinations around     the world.

   - Describe the kinds of tourist activity and attractions unique to major international destinations.

The course will develop competencies in:

   - Learning how to work as a team in group assignments.

   - Learning how to communicate and present case studies.

Assist. Prof. Sarvnaz Baradarani

INTRODUCTION TO TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY

THM 101 course seeks to give a brief description of Tourism and Hospitality Industry by providing information related to the terminologies, concepts and the latest trends in the industry. The course will cover a general introduction of Tourism sector.

The course will develop knowledge and understanding in:

-       Terminologies and concepts used in the tourism and hospitality industry.

-       Segmentation of tourism markets and travel destinations.

-       Impacts of tourism in various sectors.

 

The course will develop competencies in:

-     Learning how to communicate and present case studies.


Assist. Prof. Sarvnaz Baradarani

MATHEMATICS II

The aim of Mathematics course is to increase the knowledge and skills of students in the mathematics for the Business and economy and to prepare them for further Business and economic studies.


On successful completion of this course, all students are expected to have developed skills in mathematics and knowledge and understanding of mathematical modelling the business and economic problems, and how solving the problems mathematically.


Shahrzad Safaeimanesh

MATHEMATICS I

The aim of Mathematics course is to increase the knowledge and skills of students in the mathematics for the Business and economy and to prepare them for further Business and economic studies.

On successful completion of this course, all students are expected to have developed skills in mathematics and knowledge and understanding of mathematical modelling the business and economic problems, and how solving the problems mathematically.


Shahrzad Safaeimanesh

English Independent Users

Course Description: This class will allow students to develop Intermediate English vocabulary and grammatical structures so that they can successfully communicate. Also, students will develop literary and analytical skills which will enable them to be successful in future courses.

Every unit will develop students’ Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing skills:

Listening: Students will listen to English from native speakers via their teacher and other media. They will also listen to English spoken by their peers. They must focus their attention on the speaker’s message in order to comprehend and produce a meaningful response.

Speaking: Students will have the daily opportunity to practice speaking in structured conversations with their peers. Also, there will be several projects which require the students to present information to the class using newly acquired English skills.

Reading: Students will be reading a variety of modified texts, including short stories,  and writing an email/letter, with guidance and support from their teacher and peers. Students will learn various strategies to help them comprehend a text in English. They will also learn  basic skills necessary to skim,scan and read for details/gist.

Writing: Students will be writing on a daily basis, practicing the grammar structures and the new vocabulary. They will write a variety of personal narratives, descriptions etc. They will also have the opportunity to create their own works of creative fiction in response to various texts. They will write different essays genres.

Students will be visiting the computer lab on a weekly basis to practice English using the some websites/resources.


Sibel ErsinerMitra MadaniYana Nagaeva

English Basic Users

Course Description: This class will allow students to develop Basic English vocabulary and grammatical structures so that they can successfully communicate. Also, students will develop written and communicative skills which will enable them to be successful in future levels.

Every unit will develop students’ Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing skills:

Speaking interaction and production objectives:Students will be able to:

• Ask and answer simple questions on very familiar topics.

 • Use simple phrases and sentences to describe where you live and people you know.

  • Communicate in simple and routine tasks on familiar topics and activities.
  • Simply describe your family and other people, living conditions, your educational background and your present or most recent job.
  • • Talk about family, hobbies, work, travel and current events.
  •  Talk about experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions.
  • Tell the story of a book or film and describe your reactions.
  • Can understand phrases and expressions related to areas of most immediate priority (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment), provided speech is clearly and slowly articulated.
  • picking up and connecting words, phrases etc.;  catching enough to identify the topic, changes of topic;  identifying chronological progression, e.g. a story;

 

Listening objectives:Students will be able to:

• Understand familiar words and very basic phrases about yourself, your family and immediate surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly and repeats.

  • Understand phrases and common vocabulary on common areas e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, the local area, and employment.
  • • Un Understand the main points of clear speech on work, school and leisure.
  • • Understand the main point on many radio or TV programmes on current affairs or familiar topics, when the speaker speaks slowly and clearly. derstand the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements.
  • Can follow a very simple, well-structured presentation or demonstration, provided that it is illustrated with slides, concrete examples or diagrams, it is delivered slowly and clearly with repetition and the topic is familiar. Can understand the outline of simple information given in a predictable situation, such as on a guided tour

Reading objectives: Students will be able to:

• Understand familiar names, words and very simple sentences, for example on notices and posters or in catalogues.

• Read very short, simple texts.

• Find specific, predictable information in advertisements, prospectuses, menus and timetables.

• Understand short simple personal letters

• Understand common, basic or job-related language.

• Understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters.

Can understand a simple personal letter, email or post in which the person writing is talking about familiar subjects (such as friends or family) or asking questions on these subjects. Can understand basic types of standard routine letters and faxes (enquiries, orders, letters of confirmation etc.) on familiar topics. Can understand short simple personal letters. Can understand very simple formal emails and letters (e.g. confirmation of a booking or on-line purchase)

 

Writing objectives :Students will be able to:

Write a short, simple postcard, for example holiday postcards.

• Fill in forms with personal details, for example entering your name, nationality and address on a hotel registration form etc..

  • Write short, simple notes and messages.
  • • Write a simple personal letter, for example thanking someone.
  • Write simply about familiar topics.
  • • Write personal letters describing experiences and impressions.
  • Can understand short, simple texts on familiar matters of a concrete type which consist of high frequency everyday or jobrelated language. Can understand short, simple tex

Sibel ErsinerMitra MadaniYana Nagaeva

PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH I

ENG104 is brief introduction to psychology. This course offers step-by-step instructions that immerse students in the four key language components: reading, listening, speaking, and writing. The aim of this course is to help students communicate better in English with their future clients once they enter the field of psychology.

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

·        Understand basic concepts of psychology and the importance of correct pronunciation of words and expressions.

·        Understand basic research methods in psychology.

·        Apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues in English.

·        Communicate effectively in a variety of formats with their future clients in English.

·        Recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of international diversity in different countries in the world.

 

 


Mitra Madani

PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH I

Professional English course is an extensive English course designed to bring the real world of professional contexts into the language-teaching classroom. The course is intended for use by either students preparing for a career especially in business or those already working who want to improve their English communication skills. The course combines some of the most stimulating recent ideas from the world of professions with a strongly task-based approach. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to use their own experience and opinions in order to maximize involvement and learning.
An essential requirement of professional English materials is that they cater for the wide range of needs which students have, including different areas of interest and specialization, different skills needs and varying amounts of time available to study.

The course consists of listening, speaking, grammar and vocabulary, reading, and writing skills as well as field-specific skills (presentations, critical-thinking tasks,case studies etc..) addressing various topics.

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to …

 Vocabulary
- use essential professional vocabulary through a wide variety of creative and engaging exercises. Students learn new words, phrases and collocations and are given tasks which help to activate the vocabulary they already know or have just learnt.
- to build up confidence in expressing their views in English and to improve their fluency in discussions with appropriate vocabulary.

Reading
- read and understand interesting and relevant authentic texts and other business sources.
- develop their reading skills and acquire essential professional vocabulary.

. Listening
- understand the authentic listening texts based on interviews with businesspeople and experts in their fields.

-develop listening skills such as prediction, listening for specifc information and note-taking.

Language use
- develop students' awareness of the common problem areas at intermediate level. - focus on accuracy and knowledge of key areas of grammar.

Skills
- to develop their communication skills in the key business areas of presentations, meetings, negotiations, telephoning and social English.

Case studies
-use the language and communication skill to discuss problems and recommend solutions through active group work.

Methods of instruction include regular classroom lectures, discussion and individual assignments/presentations. The syllabus includes: communication skills and academic skills development: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, Vocabulary

Sibel Ersiner

PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH I

 

Professional English course is an extensive English course designed to bring the real world of professional contexts into the language-teaching classroom. The course is intended for use by either students preparing for a career especially in business or those already working who want to improve their English communication skills. The course combines some of the most stimulating recent ideas from the world of professions with a strongly task-based approach. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to use their own experience and opinions in order to maximize involvement and learning.
An essential requirement of professional English materials is that they cater for the wide range of needs which students have, including different areas of interest and specialization, different skills needs and varying amounts of time available to study.

The course consists of listening, speaking, grammar and vocabulary, reading, and writing skills as well as field-specific skills (presentations, critical-thinking tasks,case studies etc..) addressing various topics.

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to …

 Vocabulary
- use essential professional vocabulary through a wide variety of creative and engaging exercises. Students learn new words, phrases and collocations and are given tasks which help to activate the vocabulary they already know or have just learnt.
- to build up confidence in expressing their views in English and to improve their fluency in discussions with appropriate vocabulary.

Reading
- read and understand interesting and relevant authentic texts and other business sources.
- develop their reading skills and acquire essential professional vocabulary.

. Listening
- understand the authentic listening texts based on interviews with businesspeople and experts in their fields.

-develop listening skills such as prediction, listening for specifc information and note-taking.

Language use
- develop students' awareness of the common problem areas at intermediate level. - focus on accuracy and knowledge of key areas of grammar.

Skills
- to develop their communication skills in the key business areas of presentations, meetings, negotiations, telephoning and social English.

Case studies
-use the language and communication skill to discuss problems and recommend solutions through active group work.

Methods of instruction include regular classroom lectures, discussion and individual assignments/presentations. The syllabus includes: communication skills and academic skills development: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, Vocabulary


Sibel Ersiner

PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH I

 

Professional English course is an extensive English course designed to bring the real world of professional contexts into the language-teaching classroom. The course is intended for use by either students preparing for a career especially in business or those already working who want to improve their English communication skills. The course combines some of the most stimulating recent ideas from the world of professions with a strongly task-based approach. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to use their own experience and opinions in order to maximize involvement and learning.
An essential requirement of professional English materials is that they cater for the wide range of needs which students have, including different areas of interest and specialization, different skills needs and varying amounts of time available to study.

The course consists of listening, speaking, grammar and vocabulary, reading, and writing skills as well as field-specific skills (presentations, critical-thinking tasks,case studies etc..) addressing various topics.

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to …

 Vocabulary
- use essential professional vocabulary through a wide variety of creative and engaging exercises. Students learn new words, phrases and collocations and are given tasks which help to activate the vocabulary they already know or have just learnt.
- to build up confidence in expressing their views in English and to improve their fluency in discussions with appropriate vocabulary.

Reading
- read and understand interesting and relevant authentic texts and other business sources.
- develop their reading skills and acquire essential professional vocabulary.

. Listening
- understand the authentic listening texts based on interviews with businesspeople and experts in their fields.

-develop listening skills such as prediction, listening for specifc information and note-taking.

Language use
- develop students' awareness of the common problem areas at intermediate level. - focus on accuracy and knowledge of key areas of grammar.

Skills
- to develop their communication skills in the key business areas of presentations, meetings, negotiations, telephoning and social English.

Case studies
-use the language and communication skill to discuss problems and recommend solutions through active group work.

Methods of instruction include regular classroom lectures, discussion and individual assignments/presentations. The syllabus includes: communication skills and academic skills development: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, Vocabulary


Sibel Ersiner

Computer Skills

Welcome!

This course aims to provide the students with insights on how information technology improves our lives and how computers work within the contexts of different forms of organizations.

 

In addition, This course builds on the foundation laid by its prerequisite course, COMP 101(Basic computer skills), by introducing the students to topics such as spreadsheet analyses, databases, management information systems, electronic commerce and by expanding their PC skills through Excel and Access. 


Emmanuela Gaelle Kenfack Touleu

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS

Welcome!

This course aims to provide the students with insights on how information technology improves our lives and how computers work. In addition, the students are equipped with practical computer skills regarding Windows, Word and Powerpoint etc


This is the first part of a two-part series of introductory courses in information technology.  Students who successfully complete COMP101 will take COMP102 –  COMPUTER SKILLS


Emmanuela Gaelle Kenfack Touleu

English for Civil Aviation

CAM108 has been developed specifically for those who want to join the aviation industry. This course shows learners how to communicate clearly, directly, and with authority in a polite manner, even when dealing with difficult situations.

A student successfully completing this course will be able to:

·        Explain basic terms and concepts in air transportation, including commercial, military, and general aviation.

·        Demonstrate basic knowledge of contemporary issues within the aviation and aerospace industries.

·        Demonstrate critical thinking skills and basic interpersonal skills.

·        Identify the key historical figures, events, and policy changes in aviation and aerospace in English.

 


Mitra Madani

INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL AVIATION

The course seeks to give a brief description of Aviation Industry by providing information related to the terminologies, concepts and the latest trends in the industry.


The course will develop knowledge and understanding in:

     - Terminologies and concepts used in the aviation industry.

    - Airline management.

The course will develop competencies in:

    - Learning how to work as a team in group assignments.

    - Learning how to communicate and present case studies.

Assist. Prof. Sarvnaz Baradarani

English for Business Administration

BSN108 is a multi-level business English course for businesspeople and students of business English. It has been developed in association with the Financial Times, one of the leading sources of business information in the world. It consists of topics of great interest to everyone involved in international business and reflects the latest trends in the business world. If you are in business, this course will greatly improve your ability to communicate in English in a wide range of business situations. If you are a student of business, the course will develop the communication skills you need to succeed in business and will enlarge your knowledge of the business world.

 

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

·        Read authentic articles on a variety of topics from the Financial Times.

·        Develop their reading skills and learn essential business vocabulary.

·        Learn important new words and phrases related to Business.

·        Listen and fully comprehend authentic interviews with businesspeople, successful entrepreneurs, as well as a variety of scripted recordings.

·        Develop essential business communication skills, such as making presentations, taking part in meetings, negotiating, telephoning and using English in social situations.

·        Use essential language which provides the language they need to carry out the realistic business tasks.

·        Practice their speaking skills in realistic business situations.

·        Understand the potential problems or misunderstandings that may arise when doing business with people from different cultures.

 


Mitra Madani

Economics

This Economics (I)  course which is actually a follow up of  Introduction to Economics (I),  aims at introducing students to the basic principles and analytical frameworks of macroeconomics. It puts an emphasis on developing analytical skills, through focusing on the economic way of thinking, in understanding the contemporary macroeconomic issues.

Ø  Students will learn about the determinants of macroeconomic conditions (national output, employment, inflation), causes of business cycles, and interactions of monetary and financial markets with the real economy, familiarizing themselves in the process with major economic theories of relevance. They will be able to develop basic understanding of economic principles, which would allow them to make judgments about issues in the media.

 Ø  Students will be able to identify the determinants of various macroeconomic aggregates such as output, unemployment, inflation, productivity and the major challenges associated with the measurement of these aggregates.

 Ø  Students will be able to discuss the linkages between financial markets and the real economy, and how these linkages influence the impact of economic policies over differing time horizons.

 Ø  Students will be able to describe the main macroeconomic theories of short term fluctuations and long term growth in the economy.

 Ø  Students will be able to critically evaluate the consequences of basic macroeconomic policy options under differing economic conditions within a business cycle.


Nuran Topal Asilbay

INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS I

Introduction to Economics (I) aims to introduce the key aspects in economics.  Since

Economics is a subject whose scope of study pervades much of our daily life, it is essential that as citizens we understand it on at least a basic level. This course is intended to familiarize students with the fundamental concepts governing our economic interactions, institutions, and policies, and to furnish them with an analytical framework with which to view the functioning of economies in a more critical light.

 The course will develop knowledge and understanding in:

 Ø  Basic principles in economics

 Ø  Understanding the operating mechanisms in an economy

 Ø  The Market Forces of Supply and Demand

 Ø  Elasticity and Its Application

Ø  Background to Demand: Consumer Choices

 Ø  Background to supply: Firms in competitive market

 Ø  Factors of production and costs.

 Ø  Pricing and government intervention

 Ø  Market structures

 Ø  Understanding the relationships between different economic variables


Nuran Topal Asilbay

International Management

The study of international management is gaining importance as firms expand their operations globally. The International Management course is designed to help students learn the fundamentals of international business strategies and cross-cultural management. Further, throughout the course, students are expected to develop a sense of ease to engage in business in a multicultural business management environment.

The aim of this course is to enable students to better analyze and understand the opportunities and challenges that companies face when expanding their activities internationally and when dealing with international competitors in their home markets. Special attention is placed upon different tools and analytic competencies available to the different specialized managerial roles when competing internationally. Students are exposed to a diversity of ideas about cultural values in different nations, and how those values influence management and organizational practices. The course builds upon students’ existing knowledge of the functioning of American and Western European business organizations and helps them develop an understanding of how organizations function in a wide variety of cultures.



Tugrul Gunay

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

This course provides students with an opportunity to develop a business vocabulary and advance critical and analytical thinking in solving business issues. Business is viewed first by examining national and global factors that influence its development, followed by an exploration of its internal organization. Students will analyze major issues associated with the management functions of marketing, strategy, finance, accounting, human resources, information systems, and operations. In addition, this course allows students to discuss business ethical issues as well as explore opportunities and challenges of starting a new business.

Tugrul Gunay

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