English for Communication in Business I (HUM130)

Course description

Speaking a language that is understood by decision makers is critical for success in business and business studies. The primary goal of the Business English course is to provide instruction and practice in oral and written English using business-related topics as its content base. The course also aims at developing students speaking, listening, reading and writing skills for academic purposes. The course is designed to develop students’ self-study skills and learner independence.

Course aims

  • to develop vocabulary building skills;
  • to consolidate reading of authentic material skills for general understanding and for detail;
  • to practise presentation skills;
  • to develop information analysis skills for further problem solving.

Learning outcomes

  • Generalize, distinguish, discuss, illustrate, review and summarize  information and texts on business communication.
  • Identify and match vocabulary meaning from context, employ vocabulary building skills and demonstrate the acquired vocabulary.
  • Apply business communication skills in key performance areas such as exchanging information, discussing and presenting business issues and reviewing peers.
  • Analyze, compare, connect and map words, phrases, concepts and ideas.
  • Appraise, interpret, compare and summarize peer work.