Module Title:Business English 2
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 4 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures - communication of knowledge and business English practices/structures from the lecturer to the student. Problem-solving exercises - students will work individually and as part of a team 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 business communication skills. Writing and other in-class business English tasks - students will develop their written, reading, aural and spoken English skills through various in-class activities. E-learning - it is envisaged that the module will be supported with online learning materials. Self-directed independent learning - the emphasis on independent learning will develop strong and autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: This module focuses on English language usage as applicable to the business environment including writing, editing and analysing business documents/reports or other forms of business-centric communication. Students are provided with the necessary skills in English to complete a business-related report which compares an Irish company/institution/sector with one from the student’s home country.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Prepare, summarise, revise, analyse and edit business documentation, charts and/or reports.
LO2 Demonstrate proficiency in English through participation in problem-solving tasks, case studies and business scenarios.
LO3 Develop analytical skills through the completion of a comparative business report.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
1. Business and Commercial Language Skills (written, oral/aural)
Business English: study of the language used when studying and working within a business/commercial field in an English speaking environment; development of varying communication skills and styles (written, spoken, visual etc.)
2. Specialised Business Language/Vocabulary
Business vocabulary; business idioms; collocations; expressions; analysing newspaper/online articles and business documents, specialised texts, charts and graphs; summarising/rewriting texts; editing and paraphrasing.
3. Writing, Reading and Researching Skills
Reading skills/comprehension; extracting the main ideas from business-related texts; writing and reading to develop proofreading and editing skills; researching skills.
4. Audience-Focused Communication
Tailoring 'voice', writing style or communication methods to varying business audiences and purposes, including online media; development of clear, concise and condensed writing; summarisation of key points; active voice.
5. Comparative Business Writing
Students will work on a comparative written report analysing an English-speaking company/sector/business-related topic and comparing/contrasting the chosen company/sector/business-related topic with one from the student’s native country. Students will independently carry out secondary research to support their written analysis and report finalisation.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Creation of business-related blog/discussion board/podcast/vlog etc. 1,2 40.00 Week 8
Written Report Written report/comparative analysis on a business topic. 1,2,3 60.00 Sem 1 End
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 9.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Time Every Week 7.50
Total Hours 9.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_HHIBU_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business 6 Group Elective 1
CW_HHMKT_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing 6 Group Elective 3
CW_BBINB_D Bachelor of Business in International Business incorporating Double Degree 6 Group Elective 1
CW_BPMKT_D Bachelor of Business in Marketing 6 Group Elective 3