English Trade Correspondence Course Description
Course Title: English Trade Correspondence Course Code:
Course Prerequisites: Business English, College English
Follow-up Courses：English Trade Documentation
Credit: 2 Total Semester Credit Hours: 32
Lecture Hours: 32
Experiment/Computer Hours: 0
Major: English and Japanese
Course Offering School: School of Foreign Studies
English Trade Correspondence is a Business Culture elective for English majors and a professional elective for Japanese majors. Through text study and case analysis, students develop practical reading and writing skills necessary for conducting trade correspondence in English. Students become familiar with each stage of the international trade process through a curriculum based on real workplace needs, written English business documentation, business knowledge, and e-commerce elements. English Trade Correspondence cultivates advanced practical skills. With students’ expanded knowledge of vocabulary, professional terminology, abbreviations, sentence patterns, expressions and layout of international trade documents, the students are well-prepared for future employment.
Textbooks and Course Materials:
1. Ashley, A. Commercial Correspondence [M]. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.
2. Holt, R., Sampson, N. International Business Correspondence Handbook [M]. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 1999.
3. Lin, Z, Wang, Y. English Business Letters (4th edition) [M]. Beijing: University of International Business and Economics Press, 2012.
4. Wang, X., Zhang, C., Wu, X. Up-to-date Correspondence for Import and Export (3rd edition) [M]. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2012.
Written by：Qing Xie