Module Title:Business English Project
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 6 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures; problem-solving exercises - student will work as part of a team and will work together to resolve various business scenarios. Class Discussion/Debate - Students will be encouraged to actively participate in the class sessions which will develop their analytical and communication skills. E-Learning - It is envisaged that the module will be supported with on-line learning materials. Self-Directed Independent Learning - the emphasis on independent learning will develop a strong and autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: This module focuses on providing the students with the necessary skills in English to complete a business-related project which compares an Irish company/institution with one from the student’s home country. The focus of the module is on English usage in the business environment.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Apply English structures competently within a business context.
LO2 Display practical language skills within real workplace scenarios including presentations, negotiations, telephoning, meetings and discussions.
LO3 Prepare, summarise, revise, analyse and edit business documentation and reports.
LO4 Demonstrate oral fluency in English through participation in problem-solving tasks, case studies and business scenarios.
LO5 Develop analytical skills through the completion of a comparative business project.
Pre-requisite learning
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
1. Business and Commercial Language Skills/Written & Oral Communication:
Business English: a study of the language and terminology used when studying and working within a business/commercial field in an English speaking environment. The main themes covered will include: conducting meetings and negotiations; agreeing and disagreeing; business transactions (ordering, delivery, quotes, payment, customer service); job applications/CVs; interview techniques.
2. Grammar/Use of English:
Grammar points will also be studied as they arise in class but will also include: simple, compound, and complex sentences; question tags; structure phrases and clauses; phrasal verbs; the passive voice; introduction to complex tenses.
3. Specialised Business Language:
Business vocabulary; business idioms; collocations; expressions; analysing newspaper articles, specialised texts, charts and graphs; summarising texts and abstracting main points; writing transactional letters; article and report writing.
4. Oral/aural English Skills:
Role plays; advertisement analysis; debating and negotiating; presentation skills; listening skills.
5. Comparative Business Project:
A written project of approx. 4,000 - 5,000 words minimum to be completed by the student during his/her own time. The project will be a comparative study of an English-speaking company and one from the student’s native country. Students will independently carry out primary and secondary research. The project will be written in English and will be presented in both oral and written form. Those staying for one semester must complete a written project of between 2,000 – 2,500 words.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination CA/Practical class work/Assessments 1,2,3,4 15.00 Sem 1 End
Examination In-class assessment   15.00 Sem 2 End
Written Report Comparative Business Project 1,3,5 50.00 Sem 2 End
Oral Examination/Interview Oral Presentation of Business Project 2,4 20.00 Sem 2 End
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination In-class assessment 1,3 15.00 Sem 1 End
Examination In-class assessment 1,3,5 15.00 Sem 2 End
Project Comparative Business Project 1,3,5 50.00 Sem 2 End
Oral Examination/Interview Oral presentation of project, followed by questions and answer session 1,2,4 20.00 Sem 2 End
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Time Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 3.50
 

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