POLISH FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES

POLISH FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES

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Code
65242
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 3nd year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/21
LANGUAGE
Polish
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Modern languages and cultures)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course aims to provide students with in-depth knowledge of the specialized uses of the Polish language. The 36-hour course is divided into two areas: "Cultural Tourism" and "Business".

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to address the issues related to the transition from the planned economy to the market economy. During the exercises, an overview of the characteristics of the economic language (Business Polish), administrative, legal-institutional as well as that of business and tourism will be examined. A comparison-contrast between the linguistic structures of the Polish and Italian business will be carried out on the basis of readings, translations and analysis of articles and some specialized texts (letters of intent, contracts, certificates of different character, feasibility studies) .

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Thanks to the specialist and practical nature of the course the student will learn to interact in communicative and professional situations and to understand the main economic issues with particular reference to the economic-commercial vocabulary, the language of business and tourism.
At the end of the course, the student:
- will have acquired the analytical skills with respect to the varieties of the Polish language in the field of economics and tourism
- will be able to understand and elaborate various texts at a specialized level in these areas                                                                            

 

 

 

PREREQUISITES

The course, of 36 hours and for 6 credits, is intended primarily for third year students of Modern Languages and Cultures, who have passed the Polish II exam.

Teaching methods

36 hours of lessons (18 for Tourism, 18 hours for the Company) held in the second semester.

Lectures, group work, presentations, independent work, reading and translation exercises. Attendance is strongly recommended.

 

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course offers an in-depth study of the special characteristics of the Polish language in the field of tourism and business. The course aims to develop and enhance different language skills that will enable students to interact effectively in communicative and professional situations in tourism and economy. It is also pais particular attention to strengthening students' cultural skills to arouse their interest in the cultural and historical heritage of Poland.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

M. Kowalska, O biznesie po polsku. Wprowadzenie do języka biznesu, Universitas, Kraków 2018.

I. Stempek, A. Stelmach, Polski krok po kroku 2, Glossa, Kraków 2013.

A. Seretny, Słownictwo polskie w ćwiczeniach dla obcokrajowców. B2, Prolog, Kraków 2016.

The complete didactic material for both modules (Tourism, Business) will be indicated by the teacher during the lessons.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: To confirm the time of receipt, please consult the personal page of Dr. Karolina Kowalcze at the beginning of the first semester and / or contact her via email: karolina.kowalcze@unige.it.

Exam Board

LAURA QUERCIOLI (President)

KAROLINA KOWALCZE (President)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

36 hours of lessons (18 for Tourism, 18 hours for the Company) held in the second semester.

Lectures, group work, presentations, independent work, reading and translation exercises. Attendance is strongly recommended.

 

 

LESSONS START

II semester

N.B. To confirm the timetable, please consult the personal page of Dr. Karolina Kowalcze and / or contact her via email: karolina.kowalcze@unige.it.

EXAMS

Exam description

A written and an oral test of both modules, Tourism and Business, at the end of the course.

The written test consists of a grammar-vocabulary test that verifies the knowledge of the topics done during the lessons. The oral part consists of a presentation of the individual work of the student. For the module on tourism it is e.g. a multimedia presentation or a tourist brochure on one region of Poland, while for the part dedicated to the economy, the student prepares e.g. a letter of motivation and the curriculum to be presented in a Polish company or writes an analysis of the statistical data concerning the current economic situation in Poland.

 

Assessment methods

Examination methods in the exam include:
• understanding of questions
• knowledge of the contents
• exhibition and reworking skills
• knowledge of specialist terms
• grammar and communication skills in the field of business and tourism

FURTHER INFORMATION

Regular attendance at lessons is strongly recommended.