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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "EXP 1017"
COURSE NAME: "Professional Skills for the Italian Job Market "
SEMESTER & YEAR: Fall 2018
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Ada Bertini Bezzi
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: F 9:00-1:00 PM [Course meets on: September 28, October 19, October 26, and November 30]
TOTAL NO. OF CONTACT HOURS: 15
CREDITS: 1
PREREQUISITES: As the course is taught in Italian, students must have a level of language above IT 300 or permission from the instructor
OFFICE HOURS: by appointment

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is taught in Italian and is designed for those interested in doing business with or in Italy. It focuses on Italian business language, with the aim of developing students’ written and oral skills while providing them with technical vocabulary and professional expressions that are most often used in business situations. The course prepares students to successfully enter the job market; participants will learn about different interviewing techniques and will learn how to apply for a position in an effective manner.
SUMMARY OF COURSE CONTENT:

The course is offered for both Italian and foreign students who wish to understand the Italian labor market dynamics in order to enter successfully the job market.  The course will provide them with practical skills designed to give them an advantage in the competing Italian job environment. In addition it will allow foreign students to round off their “Italian experience” and add a new dimension to their CVs.

The course will prepare the students for their career. Among the topics covered during the course, students could expect to learn: how to write a curriculum vitae, a business letter; how to prepare a Video CV, how to face a job interview. The course is also a tool to learn the art of personal branding; students learn how to develop individual soft skills such as leadership style, communication skills, and organization skills.

Topics will be analyzed through the use of textbook readings, office documents and newspaper articles, as well as practical exercises and discussions. In addition, students will also have the chance to address cultural issues related to the Italian labor market and business environment (i.e. company visit).

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify and analyze the characteristics of various texts: job applications, curriculum vitae, Video curricula, kinds of curricula, references, business letter.
  2. Reproduce formal and structural characteristics of the aforementioned texts.
  3. Utilize the wide range of vocabulary found in texts and contexts covered during the course.
  4. Demonstrate an overall high level of comprehension of the subjects.

 

TEXTBOOK:
Book TitleAuthorPublisherISBN numberLibrary Call NumberComments
MOODLE COURSENONENONEnone  
REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
NONE

RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:
NONE
GRADING POLICY
-ASSESSMENT METHODS:
AssignmentGuidelinesWeight
GRIGLIA DI VALUTAZIONE DELLE PROVE SCRITTE DI ITALIANOGRIGLIA DI VALUTAZIONE DELLE PROVE SCRITTE DI ITALIANO PADRONANZA DELLA LINGUA ITALIANA Correttezza e precisione linguistica. Scorretto F Non sempre corretto, A tratti confuso e/o impacciato D+/D/D- Accettabile C+/C/C- Sicuro B+/B/B- Accurato A+/A/A- Capacità espressive (varietà;, personalità;, vivacità;, originalità dello stile) Esposizione inespressiva F Esposizione non sempre espressiva D+/D/D- Esposizione espressiva, ma poco personale C+/C/C- Esposizione espressiva e personale B+/B/B- Esposizione personale, vivace e originale A+/A/A- CAPACITA' LOGICO-LINGUISTICHE Pertinenza rispetto alla tipologia affrontata. Non pertinente F Scarsamente pertinente D+/D/D- Non del tutto pertinente C+/C/C- Abbastanza pertinente B+/B/B- Pertinente A+/A/A- Coerenza del discorso. Incoerente F Scarsamente coerente D+/D/D- Non sempre coerente C+/C/C- Abbastanza coerente B+/B/B- Coerente A+/A/A- UTILIZZAZIONE DELLE CONOSCENZE - CAPACITA'CRITICHE Conoscenze (analisi e sintesi) Contestualizzazione Approfondimenti. Sa contestualizzare A+/F Sa analizzare A+/F Sa sintetizzare A+/F Dimostra capacità di collegamento tra i vari contenuti A+/F Dimostra capacitàdi approfondimento anche critico A+/F 
GRIGLIA DI VALUTAZIONE DELLE PROVE ORALIGRIGLIA DI VALUTAZIONE DELLE PROVE ORALI Pertinenza delle risposte all' argomento richiesto Perfettamente esauriente A/A- Quasi esauriente con lievi imprecisioni B+ /B /B- Sostanzialmente completa e corretta C+/ C/ C- Con diverse imprecisioni D+/D/D- Molto lacunosa ed imprecisa F Correttezza espositiva Ottima A/A- Buona B+ /B /B- Complessivamente accettabile C+/ C/ C- Insoddisfacente D+/D/D- Gravemente insoddisfacente F Organizzazione logica e coerenza degli enunciat Ottima A/A- Buona B+ /B /B- Complessivamente accettabile C+/ C/ C- Insoddisfacente D+/D/D- Gravemente inadeguata F Uso del lessico specifico Adeguato ed appropriato A/A- Quasi sempre appropriato ed adeguato B+ /B /B- Complessivamente Adeguato ma con qualche imprecisione ed imperfezione C+/ C/ C- Diverse improprietà ed imprecisioni D+/D/D- Gravemente inadeguata ed inappropriata F Capacità di rielaborazione e di collegamento delle idee Esauriente e condotto con acume A/A- Quasi esauriente B+ /B /B- Con alcune lacune ed imprecisioni ma sostanzialmente esauriente C+/ C/ C- Incompleta D+/D/D- Gravemente incompleta F 
Attendance and Class Partecipation 10%
Homework 20%
Final Exam 20%
4 Projects 50%

-ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:
AWork of this quality directly addresses the question or problem raised and provides a coherent argument displaying an extensive knowledge of relevant information or content. This type of work demonstrates the ability to critically evaluate concepts and theory and has an element of novelty and originality. There is clear evidence of a significant amount of reading beyond that required for the course.
BThis is highly competent level of performance and directly addresses the question or problem raised.There is a demonstration of some ability to critically evaluatetheory and concepts and relate them to practice. Discussions reflect the student’s own arguments and are not simply a repetition of standard lecture andreference material. The work does not suffer from any major errors or omissions and provides evidence of reading beyond the required assignments.
CThis is an acceptable level of performance and provides answers that are clear but limited, reflecting the information offered in the lectures and reference readings.
DThis level of performances demonstrates that the student lacks a coherent grasp of the material.Important information is omitted and irrelevant points included.In effect, the student has barely done enough to persuade the instructor that s/he should not fail.
FThis work fails to show any knowledge or understanding of the issues raised in the question. Most of the material in the answer is irrelevant.

-ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:
ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS AND EXAMINATION POLICY
You cannot make-up a major exam (midterm or final) without the permission of the Dean’s Office. The Dean’s Office will grant such permission only when the absence was caused by a serious impediment, such as a documented illness, hospitalization or death in the immediate family (in which you must attend the funeral) or other situations of similar gravity. Absences due to other meaningful conflicts, such as job interviews, family celebrations, travel difficulties, student misunderstandings or personal convenience, will not be excused. Students who will be absent from a major exam must notify the Dean’s Office prior to that exam. Absences from class due to the observance of a religious holiday will normally be excused. Individual students who will have to miss class to observe a religious holiday should notify the instructor by the end of the Add/Drop period to make prior arrangements for making up any work that will be missed.  
ACADEMIC HONESTY
As stated in the university catalog, any student who commits an act of academic dishonesty will receive a failing grade on the work in which the dishonesty occurred. In addition, acts of academic dishonesty, irrespective of the weight of the assignment, may result in the student receiving a failing grade in the course. Instances of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Academic Affairs. A student who is reported twice for academic dishonesty is subject to summary dismissal from the University. In such a case, the Academic Council will then make a recommendation to the President, who will make the final decision.
STUDENTS WITH LEARNING OR OTHER DISABILITIES
John Cabot University does not discriminate on the basis of disability or handicap. Students with approved accommodations must inform their professors at the beginning of the term. Please see the website for the complete policy.

SCHEDULE




SCHEDULE

Session

Session Focus

Reading Assignment

Other Assignment

Meeting Place/Exam

I SETTIMANA

Benvenuti o bentornati!!! 
Presentazione del corso.
COME TROVARE UN IMPIEGO Selezionare le offerte di impiego

 Annunci on line, annunci su quotidiani

 

COME TROVARE UN IMPIEGO Scrivere una lettera di domanda di impiego, scrivere una lettera di accompagnamento e una lettera di richiesta di referenze

(analisi del linguaggio e della struttura)

 Ricerca sul web del materiale

 

II SETTIMANA

COME SCRIVERE UN CURRICULUM VITAE: analizzare e scrivere diversi tipi di CV.

Il CV INFOGRAFICO

 Come scegliere il CV adatto

 

PREPARAZIONE E SVOLGIMENTO DEL VIDEO CURRICULUM

Come preparare un VIDEO CURRICULUM

Prove del Video Curriculum

III

SETTIMANA

COME AFFRONTARE UN COLLOQUIO DI LAVORO

La comunicazione verbale, non verbale e paraverbale

 

:

COME PRESENTARSI A UN INCONTRO DI LAVORO

Analisi delle domande e strategie

 

IV

SETTIMANA:

SIMULAZIONE DI UN COLLOQUIO DI LAVORO

 

Prime prove di simulazione attraverso un video

 

:

PROGETTO INDIVIDUALE PRESENTAZIONE DEL VIDEO CV

PROGETTO DI GRUPPO
PRESENTAZIONE DEL VIDEO DEL COLLOQUIO DI LAVORO

 

 FINALS