ENL-90004 - Academic English for Business Students ( 2)
Coordinator: Samantha 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 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

These sessions will provide opportunities for you to further develop your 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: 1,2
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 on business-related topics.: 2
read, extract relevant information, summarise, and synthesize information from business-related texts: 1,2

Study hours

44 hours taught sessions/tutorials
106 hours pre-class preparation, coursework and assessment.

School Rules

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.

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: Coursework weighted 30%
Oral Test
Students will participate in an individual 10-minute interview during which they will be expected to discuss a business-related topic.