Business Foreign Language

Code – 230100   Information and computer science; section: Software of computer equipment and automation systems

Qualification (degree) – Master

Description of course modules (sections, subjects):

  1. Fundamentals of technical translation, culture of speech.
  2. Fundamentals of business correspondence.
  3. Fundamentals of business communication.

Syllabus of the course:

Objective of the course: formation of efficient language skills to use in scientific and professional communication.

Tasks of the course: development of a set of background competences contributing to social and cultural and vocational adaptation in dynamic, highly competitive vocational conditions.

The course in included in a profession-oriented part of a general scientific cycle of courses attributed to the master’s degree educational standard.

The course is aimed at formation and development of background competencies: fluent use of the Russian and foreign language as means of business communication (OK3).

As a result of studying the course a student should:

  • know key concepts and written/oral discourse representation models using relevant strategies;
  • be able to apply foreign language communicative competences in a specific sphere of communications;
  • be fluent in one of foreign languages at a level of business English or higher;
  • show understanding and solution of tasks in different conditions and use English in specific spheres of business communication.

Teaching methods:

  • lectures,
  • classroom group training directed by a teacher,
  • students’ independent work performed according to the teacher’s task in classrooms and on an extracurricular basis, including use of technical training aids (compulsory),
  • tutorials.

Total hours – 180.

Total credits – 5.

Laboratory work – not applicable.

Form of interim assessment – pass/fail exam.

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