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EL10268: English for business

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Academic Skills Centre
Further information on credits Credits: 3
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • assignments (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To develop students' spoken and written English in the business context.

Learning Outcomes:
Having completed this unit students will be better able to:
* Interact confidently in different business situations
* Use and understand appropriate business vocabulary and terminology
* Take part in and lead a discussion about business issues
* Discuss and evaluate business case studies
* Prepare, plan and deliver an oral presentation
* Evaluate a presentation
* Negotiate in business meetings
* Plan and write an outline for an essay, business report or case study
* Understand how to structure an essay, business report or case study
* Critically evaluate texts
* Write objectively about business topics in an appropriate style
* Identify and correct errors in grammar, punctuation and style.

Having completed this unit students will be better able to:
* Take part in a discussion
* Solve problems
* Negotiate.

Spoken English:
* Seminar skills
* Giving a presentation
* Listening skills
* Negotiating skills
Written English:
* Reading business texts
* Essay writing
* Case studies.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

EL10268 is a Generally Available Unit which is available to all students of the University (subject to the usual constraints) to take as an 'extra' unit which does not count towards a final award.

English Language Centre
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.