ENL-90004 - Academic English for Business Students ( 2)
Coordinator: Samantha J Jones Tel: +44 1782 7 33290
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733960

Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2020/21

Drawing on academic themes and materials, these sessions will provide opportunities for you to further develop your skills in English. Through a series of seminars, workshops, assignments and practical tasks, in this module you will work on writing, reading and verbal communication skills, looking at functional language and analysing genres specific to a business context.

To introduce, develop and reinforce English vocabulary and language structures frequently encountered by students studying within Keele Business School.

Intended Learning Outcomes

utilise appropriate language to express business-related academic concepts in English: 1,2
produce clear and linguistically accurate writing in a form appropriate to specific genres: 1
work effectively in a group to produce a questionnaire in order to research a specific topic and collate information: 1
collate data and present the data in an appropriate format: 1
analyse research results to write a report using the appropriate format and language structures: 1
engage in academic discussion: 2
read, extract relevant information, summarise, paraphrase and synthesize information from business texts: 1,2

Study hours

46 hours classroom time
104 hours pre-class preparation and coursework

School Rules

Open only to non-native speakers of English after successful completion of AEB1 (Academic English for Business 1) with a score of under 56%. Open to Y2 and Y3 students.
Barred combination: Any other ENL- module (English Language module) in the same academic year.

Description of Module Assessment

1: Portfolio weighted 70%
Completion of four writing tasks, between 100-800 words each, with a total of approximately 1500-words, linked to a research project including a group questionnaire, visual presentation of data, report and business correspondence.

2: Oral Test weighted 30%
Oral Test
Students will participate in an individual 10-minute interview during which they will be expected to discuss the research methods, results and limitations of their research project, and give appropriate recommendations.