English Communication II (MUR-B-4-ENC-ENG-PS)

Department
  • Bachelor's program Management & Law
Course unit code
  • MUR-B-4-ENC-ENG-PS
Level of course unit
  • Bachelor
Year of study
  • Spring 2020
Semester when the course unit is delivered
  • 4
Number of ECTS credits allocated
  • 3.0
Name of lecturer(s)
  • Galvin Brian
  • Macdonald Alexander Neil
Learning outcomes of the course unit
  • Students will be able to conduct professional presentations, negotiate economic scenarios, and confidently and effectively debate complex economic topics, including corporate social responsibility, while consolidating and improving language proficiency at C1 level.
Mode of delivery
  • face-to-face
Prerequisites and co-requisites
  • relevant course(s) of previous semester(s)
Recommended optional program components
  • none
Course contents
  • Through regular lecturer/student and peer to peer discussions on current business affairs, economic-specific vocabulary will be further developed and applied. Additionally, case-studies are examined, and presentations, negotiations and debates are practiced and delivered. Language proficiency at C1 level can be consolidated and improved in preparation for language needs in the workplace.
Recommended or required reading
  • Books:
    Tuhovsky, I. (2015). Communication Skills: A Practical Guide to Improving Your Social Intelligence, Presentation, Persuasion and Public Speaking (Volume 9). Positive Psychology Coaching Series: Paperback.
    Murphy, R. (2012). English Grammar in Use (4th ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    Oxford University Press (2013). Oxford Paperback Thesaurus (4th ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acref/9780199640959.001.0001

    Journals:
    Business Spotlight
    The Economist
    Time Magazine
    Newsweek
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
  • The course comprises an interactive mix of lectures, discussions and individual and group work.
Language of instruction
  • English
Work placement(s)
  • none
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