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PL30991: French written and spoken language in the international business context 3

[Page last updated: 02 August 2022]

Academic Year: 2022/23
Owning Department/School: Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
Credits: 12 [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 240
Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Academic Year
Assessment Summary: CW 40%, EX 40%, OR 20%
Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework 1 Written (CW 15%)
  • Coursework 2 Oral (CW 10%)
  • Coursework 3 Written (CW 15%)
  • Oral (OR 20%)
  • Exam (EX 40%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this unit students will:
* Be able to show sound communication skills in both written and spoken forms, with an advanced level of fluency, accuracy and appropriateness of language use;
* Have acquired familiarity with different types of business texts (style, terminology and syntactical features);
* Be able to demonstrate mediation skills between the target culture and the culture of origin.

* To develop advanced communication skills in written and spoken forms relevant to the international business context;
* To develop skills in critical analysis of business texts and the production of written reports, summaries and analyses;
* To consolidate students' intercultural competence in order to prepare them for social and professional interaction in a globalized world.

* Precision and creativity in the use of written and spoken language;
* Effective communication in the target language;
* Independent learning strategies;
* Employability and transferable skills.

* Written Language: analysis of business texts; summarization, argumentation, essay writing, statistics, surveys and business terminology.
* Spoken language: group debate and discussion, individual presentations on a wide range of cultural, political, social subjects; audio-visual activities.

Programme availability:

PL30991 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UXXX-AYB05 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (French) with Year Abroad (Year 4)


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