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EL00715: English for employment

[Page last updated: 27 May 2022]

Academic Year: 2022/3
Owning Department/School: Skills Centre
Credits: [equivalent to 0 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: See Director of Studies for further information
Level: Non-credit (FHEQ level n/a)
Semester 1
Assessment Summary: Not applicable
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Not Applicable
Supplementary Assessment:
Not applicable
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.

Aims: To develop students' spoken and written English in the business context.

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

Content: Spoken English:
* Seminar skills
* Giving a presentation
* Listening skills
* Negotiating skills
Written English:
* Reading business texts
* Essay writing
* Case studies.

Programme availability:

EL00715 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.

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