Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24
Available as a Free Standing Elective
¿¿¿These sessions will provide opportunities for you to further develop your academic skills in English. Through a series of classes, workshops, assignments and practical tasks, on this¿module ¿you will work on writing, reading, verbal communication skills, research skills and workplace skills, looking at functional language and analysing genres specific to a business context. You will improve and develop transferable academic skills that can help you to succeed not only in this¿module, but also in your other business¿modules¿and future career.¿¿
To develop academic communication skills in a business context, primarily in writing and reading, with some development of speaking skills and academic English vocabulary and language structures, for use on other KBS modules and in future employment.
Intended Learning Outcomes
utilise appropriate language to express business-related concepts in English: 1,2produce clear and linguistically accurate writing in a form appropriate to specific genres: 1work effectively in a group to produce a questionnaire in order to research a specific topic and collate information: 1collate data and present the data in an appropriate format: 1analyse research results to write a report using the appropriate format and language structures: 1engage in academic discussion on business-related topics.: 2read, extract relevant information, summarise, and synthesize information from business-related texts: 1,2
44 hours taught sessions/tutorials106 hours pre-class preparation, coursework and assessment.
Open only to non-native speakers of English on recommendation of the Language Centre. Open to Y2 and Y3 students.Barred combination: Any other ENL- module (English Language module) in the same academic year.
1: Portfolio weighted 70%
Description of Module Assessment
PortfolioCompletion 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: Coursework weighted 30%
Oral TestStudents will participate in an individual 10-minute interview during which they will be expected to discuss a business-related topic.