ENL-90004 - Academic English for Business Students ( 2)
Coordinator: Bilkis T Usman
Lecture Time: See Timetable...
Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733960

Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20

Finance Combined Honours (Level 6)
Human Resource Management Minor (Level 6)
International Business Combined Honours (Level 6)
International Business Minor (Level 6)
Management (Accounting) Single Honours (Level 6)
Management (Business Management) Single Honours (Level 6)
Management (Human Resource Management) Single Honours (Level 6)
Management (International Business) Single Honours (Level 6)
Management (Marketing) Single Honours (Level 6)
Marketing Combined Honours (Level 6)


Available as a Free Standing Elective

Yes

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

None

Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2019/20

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.

Aims
To introduce, develop and reinforce English vocabulary and language structures frequently encountered by students studying within Keele Management 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: 1,2
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

44 hours classroom time
106 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%
Portfolio
Completion of four writing tasks, between 100-800 words each, with a total of approximately 2000-words, linked to a research project including a 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.