Business English I (MUR-B-1-BUE-ENG-PS)

Department
  • Bachelor's program Management & Law
Course unit code
  • MUR-B-1-BUE-ENG-PS
Level of course unit
  • Bachelor
Year of study
  • Fall 2020
Semester when the course unit is delivered
  • 1
Number of ECTS credits allocated
  • 3.0
Name of lecturer(s)
  • Galvin Brian
Learning outcomes of the course unit
  • Students will be able to conduct business negotiations through efficient application of economics-specific vocabulary and, furthermore, be able to hold professional presentations in English. Students will improve their language proficiency and skills at B2 level while laying the groundwork for achieving C1 level.
Mode of delivery
  • face-to-face
Prerequisites and co-requisites
  • none
Recommended optional program components
  • none
Course contents
  • Through regular lecturer/student and peer to peer discussions on current business affairs, economics-specific vocabulary are developed and applied. With additional case-studies being examined, presentations and negotiations are practiced and delivered, where proficiency can be attained in preparation for language needs in the workplace.
Recommended or required reading
  • Books:
    Mascull, B. (2010). Business Vocabulary in Use. Advanced. (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    Murphy, R. (2019). English Grammar in Use (5th ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    Oxford University Press. (2013). Oxford Paperback Thesaurus (4th ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    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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