Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

In this study unit, the following competence /
competencies are in focus:
- the ability to work / function confidently in
various routine professional speech situations.
- the ability to process authentic reading and
understand English text.
- use the language fluently in speech and writing
for different purposes, with emphasis on your own
industry area.

To achieve this, you need to have a proficiency of
at least B1.1 in English according to the CEFR

SDGs in focus:
4 Quality Education
5 Gender Equality
8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
10 Reduced Inequalities
16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Learning outcomes

Divided into knowledge, skills and attitudes...
After completing the study unit, you have

Knowledge - what you know
- you have knowledge of your industry language and
know how to develop it.
- you have knowledge of academic writing,
reference systems and report structure.

Skills - what you can do
- can tell about your own industry and yourself in
speech and text
- understand spoken standard language
- participate in conversations and handle customer
service situations
- write typical documents for the industry and
academic text in English

- you are careful to follow the norms and
etiquette of the language in speech and writing

Course contents

Teaching and exercises in:
- expressing oneself objectively and appropriately
even on subjective topics. oral communication.
- academic writing, reference systems and report
- identifying, formulating and expressing their
skills and experience.
- giving presentations.

Previous course names

Englsh 5 ects (2013-2021 Business administration)

Additional information

Students are required to submit all assignments
and coursework tasks for assessment to pass the
course. The course
grade is based on continual assessment, and the
completion of all tasks and assignments
submitted (80%) and activity/participation (20%)
in classes. There is no final exam.

Recommended or required reading

Course material will be found in Itslearning

Recommended course book:
Business Communication. Krizan, Merrier, Jones.
(Thomson South-Western 6th edition ISBN 0-324-

Other literature:
The Good Grammar Guide. Richard Palmer
(Routledge Study Guides - Routledge)
Guide to Managerial Communication - Effective
Business Writing and Speaking. Mary Munter
(Prentice Hall)
Mastering Communication. Nicky Stanton
(Macmillan Master Series)
Oxford Guide to Writing & Speaking - The Key to
Effective Communication. John Seely (Oxford
University Press)
Schaum's Guide to Great Presentation Skills.
Melody Templeton, Suzanne Sparks FitzGerald
Schaum's Guide to Writing great Research
Papers. Laurie Rozakis (McGraw-Hill)
Collins Cobuild English Dictionary

Study activities

  • Lectures - 40 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 5 hours
  • Practical exercises - 10 hours
  • Small-group work - 20 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 10 hours
  • Individual studies - 40 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 10 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Written and oral assignments as well as active participation in course activities (see the course itslearning page for more detailed description of assessment requirements).


Kimberley Nigel


Kimberley Nigel

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2023-06-05

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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