ENL-90003 - Academic English for Business Students (Part 1)
Coordinator: Leanne Mountford Tel: +44 1782 7 34574
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2020/21

Drawing on business-related themes, this module will help Keele Business School students to develop and refine the specific writing, reading and verbal communication skills they need to succeed in their studies. Through a series of classes, workshops, assignments, online and practical tasks, students will improve their ability to write academic essays and reports. Students will also develop the skills necessary to prepare and deliver academic presentations and take part in seminars. 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 provide targeted English vocabulary and structures to enable students to engage more fully in their academic studies within Keele Management School.

Intended Learning Outcomes

utilise appropriate language to express business-related academic concepts in English: 1,2,3
produce clear and linguistically accurate writing: 1,2,3
research, prepare and deliver a presentation on a business-related topic: 3
respond to unprepared questions: 3
extract information from business-related academic texts and reformulate to communicate ideas in an academic context: 1,2,3
write in an academic style, cite sources accurately and produce a bibliography: 1,2,3
participate in academic discussions with peers and teachers: 1,3
read, extract relevant information, summarise, paraphrase and synthesise information from academic business texts: 1,2,3

Study hours

44 hours classroom time
106 hours pre-class preparation and coursework

School Rules

Open only to non-native speakers of English and successful completion of ENL-10031 (EAP 1) with a score of over 60%, or ENL-90006 (EAP 2), or equivalent or by recommendation of the Language Centre. Available to Y1 and Y2 students.
Barred combinations: any other ENL- module (English Language module) in the same academic year.

Description of Module Assessment

1: Portfolio weighted 60%
Students will write an essay of 1000 (+/-10%) words broken down into four linked writing tasks, for example, introduction, main body paragraphs, conclusion and reference list.

2: Report weighted 20%
A written task to include data description skills of up to 700 words ( +/-10%)

3: Presentation weighted 20%
10-15 minute group presentation based on a topic supplied by the tutor. Groups will normally consist of 3 members and all students are expected to present. Students are required to produce a linguistically accurate PowerPoint using formal academic language and appropriate referencing within the slides. Presentation to be followed by a question and answer period.