Western Culture                         

Week

ACH

Lexical and Topical Areas

Objective for the lesson

1

2

Course Introduction

1. Make students aware of the topics in the course

2. Understand the course assignments and exam procedures

3. Understand the need for career preparation

2

2

Communication

1. Difference between hard and soft skills

2. Examples of effective communicators and use appropriate vocabulary to describe them

3. Evaluate classmates on their communication skills, using qualities of an effective communicator

3

2

Pitching

1. Create a successful product pitch

2. Analyze specific elements of a pitch

4

2

Brainstorming

1. Have an understanding of different brainstorming methods

2. Implement different brainstorming methods in an in-class brainstorming session

5

2

Business Proposals

1. Understand the main elements of business proposals

2. Preparation for semester projects

6

2

Networking

1. Understand various elements of networking

2. Network effectively for their careers

3. Highlight effective and ineffective listening strategies

7

2

CVs

1. Organize the content of a CV

2. Analyze a CV for effectiveness

8

2

CVs & Cover Letters

1. List the stages involved in compiling a CV

2. Create effective accomplishment statements for a CV using advanced vocabulary

3. Organize the content of a cover letter

9

2

Online Search/Application & Personal Statements

1. How to find appropriate jobs online

2. How to complete online applications effectively/efficiently

3. Writing different kinds of personal statements tailored to specific jobs

10

2

Body Language and Professional Dress

1. Understand the importance of professional dress

2. Have an awareness of basic rules for professional dress

3. Have a greater awareness of their own body language and be able to use it effectively

11

2

Job Interviews 1

1. Answer standard and behavioral interview questions

2. Prepare for a job interview using the STAR method

12

2

Job Interviews 2

1. Research a company in preparation for a job interview

2. Effectively give an interview and be interviewed

3. Discuss the dangers of social network content

13

2

Students' Presentations & Management

1. Describe and list advantages and disadvantages of various management styles

2. Have an awareness of the history of management styles

14

2

Students' Presentations & Leadership

1. Associate personality traits with effective leadership

2. Develop awareness of different leadership personalities

15

2

Review

1. Review content of the course

16

2

Exam