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Commercial and Vocational English III
Department / Program Management Information Systems
Course Code 14301
Type of Course Required
Level of Course Schools
Year of Study 2016-2017
Semester Fall Semester
Number of National Credit 3
Number of ECTS 3
Name of Lecturer


Learning Outcomes

The students will be able to

1.identify the meanings of new vocabulary items in specific contexts related to business English.

2. differentiate between the formal and informal language usage.

3. analyze the authentic language usage through reading texts.

4. practice their vocabulary and grammar skills by using them in writing and speaking activities.

5.have extensive word knowledge based on computer and technology

6. apply their language skills to telephone conversation and utilize the basic steps like how to answer the telephone, how to tell the caller to wait for a second etc.

7. write e-mails related to speacific topics,differentiate the rules of daily e-mails and business e-mails, and write e-mails taking this difference into consideration.

Courses Contribution to Program Learning Outcomes
    1 2 3 4 5
 1-  Determine the strategy-structure alternatives for the different organizational structures and cultures, and prepare the strategies suitable for the organizational goals.
 2-  Diagnose the problems by analyzing the organizational systems operations and performance indicator values, investigate the causes of problems and decide the solution options.
 3-  Understand the basic business functions (management, production, finance, marketing, etc.) of organizations, explain the management principles, uncover the economic losses and the causes and produce solutions.
 4-  Have the ability to know and understand the different organizational structures and cultures.
 5-  Make efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of organizations.
 6-  Install, operate and monitor the system, and execute the works to ensure the continuity of the system for controlling the systems and subsystems, and for carrying out the activities effectively and efficiently to realize the objectives of organizations.
 7-  Establish and develop the infrastructure of information technology that stores, combines, reports and analyze the data coming from the surroundings and operating activities of business.
 8-  Know and use the basic business information systems (production, marketing, supply and logistics, human resources, accounting, finance).
 9-  Use mathematical models and statistical techniques.
 10-  Know and use the software project management, mobile trade, e-trade, economy, data base, technology trends.
 11-  Determines the necessary softwares for busineses, set up network if necessary, determines the systems, update the information system by following the developments in technology.
 12-  Collect the necessary information for his ideas and projects, and perform them.
 13-  Know the effective communication techniques.
 14-  Have at least one sufficient foreign language knowledge to follow the innovations in his workspace.
 15-  Develop visual content for web sites and web site desing.
 16-  Develop mobile and desktop applications using web programming languages.
 17-  Learn basic networking concepts and use server operating systems.
 18-  Use artificial intelligence algorithms and methods to perform applications.
 19-  Develop an algorithm to the problem, learn the basic programming elements.
 20-  Develop software for desktop applications.
 21-  Run SQL queries by performing relational database design.
 22-  Use database management systems.
 23-  Manage the project by using computer.
 24-  Understand the historical events, make analysis and learn from history.
Prerequisites none
Made of Delivery Face to Face
Work Placements NA
Recommended Optional Programme Components NA
Course Content Week Topics

-The Principles Of Technology

-The seven Principles of Technology and Implementing them in Education


-Technology is not enough

-Conditionals (grammar)



-Imperatives (grammar)


-The basics of computer programming

-Infinitive Clauses of Purpose (Grammar)


The Integrated Office and its functions 


Office machines and tools

Tips for office design


Basic electronics and the importance of electronics



Data structures and Programming


Some Additional Terminology Related to Data Structures


Computer Hardware 

Passive Voice (Grammar)


What is Hardware ?

Relative Clauses (grammar)


English in Telephone Conversation and role play activities


E-mails in daily life and pair work activities while writing e-mails


E-mails in Business life and pairwork

Recommended Readings

English For Computer Technology and Programming,  Dr. Nilgün Yorgancı, Dr. Gül Keskil, Gündüs Education and Publishing

Learning Activities and Teaching Methods Explanation/Demonstration, Simulation, Socrat Method, Discussion, Role-play, Brain Storming, Group Work, Translation
  Number %
Mid-Term : 1 40
Quiz :
Assignment :
Project :
Assignment :
Laboratory :
Other :
Final Examination : 1 60
Language of Instruction English
Work Placement NA
Activities Quantity Duration Total Work Load
Course Duration 14 2 28
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 12 2 24
Assignments 4 4 16
Individual Study for Mid-term Exam(s) 1 5 5
Individual Study for Final Exam 1 10 10
Total Work Load     83
Total Work Load/ 30 (s)     2,76
ECTS Credit of the Course     3



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