Who is this book for?
Business and Money Matters in English is a reading and writing course for students of Business Studies and Economics at Tertiary Education who have acquired considerable competence in General English and have a working knowledge in their field of study. The material of this course book is of an upper-intermediate level of English responding to the students’ need to increase their effectiveness in reading and interpreting texts in their subject area, and to develop their writing skills in English as part of their studies or work.
Organization of material
The material is organized into eighteen thematic units, which comprise the three parts of the book. Part I focuses on key economic concepts, Part II covers the most important areas of accounting and finance and Part III explores topics on management and marketing.
Each unit is theme-based and the related subjects are presented in the reading texts of the unit. The texts are followed by a variety of comprehension and vocabulary exercises on similar topics which aim to develop the students’ understanding of business and economic texts and encourage them to ponder over the subject.
In the Language Use passages, the cloze technique has been adopted to identify language problems of some difficulty and thus provide the input to the teaching of grammar.
The Skills You Need component, present in each unit, aims to develop students’ skills in writing on specific subject-matter, such as describing processes and graphics, writing abstracts, writing reports, and other practical tasks. To serve this purpose it provides examples of different types of texts to help students see the principles according to which they are organized.
The Language Reference Section provides insights into the process of writing and focuses on the language structures which are needed for all types of writing assignments; students can resort to it when performing such tasks throughout the course. Furthermore, additional key skills are pointed out, such as writing references, making oral presentations, dealing with numbers.
The book also includes a Glossary of Business and Economic Terms and their Greek equivalents, as well as a Key to selected exercises.
English is the international language of aviation –and therefore the language most frequently used in technical and maintenance documents–, but it is often not the native language of the maintenance personnel who use technical manuals. As a result, complex technical instructions can be misunderstood by those without strong English language skills. A misunderstanding of instructions can lead to accidents. A study on language errors in aviation maintenance found that the most common errors occur in both written and spoken English. The study also revealed that maintenance personnel with better reading skills made fewer language errors. Consequently, improving the language skills of aviation professionals can have a significant impact on communication, which can lead to improved aviation safety.
English for Avionics, Electrical Systems and Navigation (Student’s Book, Volume 1) focuses on aviation English used for communication purposes by avionics and electrical engineers, as well as by pilots. It focuses on the learners’ reading, speaking, listening and writing skills and presents some of the most important lexical items and expressions that engineers, engineering technicians and pilots need in their work environment. Grammar practice is provided, and the target structures are contextualized in each unit.
English for Avionics, Electrical Systems and Navigation (Student’s Book, Volume 1) does not aim at teaching the subject-matter of aeronautical engineering. The purpose of the book is to show how language is used as a medium for communication in aviationrelated settings, and to give students a comprehensive grounding in communication skills in English.
This book consists of two volumes (the Student’s Book – Volume 1, and the Workbook – Volume 2). The Workbook (Volume 2) contains activities and exercises based on the skills and vocabulary covered in the Student’s Book. It is aimed at consolidating the material covered in each unit. It also contains a bilingual (English-Greek) glossary of vocabulary used in the Student’s Book.
The How to Write handbook is designed for university students whose English as a foreign language is at post-intermediate level of proficiency and who need to develop their writing skills for academic purposes. The aim is twofold: (a) to enable non-native speakers of English who wish to attend a course of study in which English is the language of instruction to express themselves coherently in writing and (b) to increase students’ efficiency in writing a research report or other assignments across the curriculum. The handbook can also help students who prepare for an English language examination by expanding vocabulary areas and developing grammatical accuracy.