Course Title : Business English
Code Course
Credits ECTS
ELL 255-1 D 3 3 0 0 3.00 5
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language English
Course Level
Description Students will be able to independently perform communicative acts in English that demonstrate a highly developed sense of language awareness and a mastery of argumentation and effective social discourse. In particular, students will be able to communicate fluently and accurately in English in a variety of business contexts, both spoken (e.g., meetings and on the phone) and written (e.g., letters and reports).
Objectives Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English in a business or office setting.
Course Outline
1Syllabus. Standards of Academic Excellence.
2Unit 1. Introduction. Make a presentation about yourself, Describing you work, Computers and the Internet
3Unit 2. Women at work. Describing and expressing opinion, Jobs, Conversation about someone’s job
4Unit 3. Telephone talk, Article about telephone skills, Conversation about an order
5Unit 4. Asking questions, Article about Internet use at work.
6Unit 5. Company histories, Business verbs, Making a presentation about a company’s history
7Unit 6. Correspondence, Business communication, E-mails about order
8Mid-term Exam
9Unit 7. Hotels, Travel and accommodation
10Unit 8. Did I ever tell you…? Article about a company’s troubles
11Unit 9. Spirit of enterprise, Business achievements
12Unit 10. Stressed to the Limit, Stress at work
13Unit 11. Top Jobs, Money and company news
14Unit 12 Conversation gambits
15Case study, Review
16Final Exam
Other References
Laboratory Work -
Computer Usage -
Other -
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Students will be able to understand extended speech and follow complex lines of argument in English in interviews, in meetings, and on the phone.
2Students will be able to read English language business documents such as charts, graphs, and accounting statements.
3Students will be able to successfully complete an job interview in English, give a business presentation, and chair a meeting.
4Students will be able to write business docs, including a Europass CV and cover letter.
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Term Projects00
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade40
Contribution of final examination to overall grade60
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
Total Workload
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16348
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14114
Assignments 000
Midterms 14343
Final examination 122
Other 10220
Total Work Load 127
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 5.08

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