Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
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 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: 1,2produce 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: 2read, extract relevant information, summarise, paraphrase and synthesize information from business texts: 1,2
46 hours classroom time104 hours pre-class preparation and coursework
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.
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 the research methods, results and limitations of their research project, and give appropriate recommendations.