This course focuses on the practical application of principal language skills with emphasis and focuses on the basics of business writing and oral communication in business-related situations or contexts. Students are given a firm base and effective knowledge of business English.


Course Learning Outcomes

The objectives of this course are to introduce students to problem-solving, critical thinking, and professional communication through integrated skills. The emphasis is on how to use formal vocabulary and expressions in business-related environments both orally and in written form. Students develop productive skills through group/pair work, presentations, discussions, and role-plays.

The communicative functions include practicing moderating skills, form-filling, writing cover letters and resumes, discussing global issues that affect the business world, developing time-management skills, creating action plans, decision-making, placing orders, participating in meetings, giving formal presentations, reading, and discussing job advertisements, and analyzing different sales situations. To this end, extensive pair and group work, listening comprehension exercises, reading, and writing is carried out. Students will be exposed to simulated business situations and introduced to authentic business-related materials.

Students will be able to demonstrate their abilities to communicate in a variety of business settings and interact in English using comprehensive business skills.


Performance Objectives

After the successful completion of each unit, students will be able to:

  • Discuss, brainstorm, and evaluate ideas by listening and taking notes;
  • Listen and read for specific information, gist, key ideas, general ideas, and understand implied ideas;
  • Comprehend vocabulary in and from context;
  • Listen and identify speakers in a telephone conversation, listen for attitude and numerical information and check information and make small talk
  • Identify key ideas and details in a text, summarize information from listening or reading and skim and scan an article;
  • Categorize and use formal and informal registers;
  • Provide suggestions and recommendations and talk about advantages and disadvantages
  • Express opinion, tendencies, cause and effect, and reasons;
  • Write descriptions, definitions, e-mails, memos, reports, business and information letters;
  • Interpret and present information in graphs and charts; Role-play situations
  • Describe statistical trends and products
  • Prepare and give an oral presentation and report what someone says/said
  • Make contrasts, comparison, requests, persuade and complain;
  • Prepare and formulate questionnaires/questions
  • Distinguish word families and formation and identify synonyms
  • Use business jargon and business slang
  • Speculate, make predictions, and write about the future.