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
1Building a Career: Reading about the education business; Vocabulary of education and careers; Review of the tenses; Giving reasons in interviews; Writing Cover letters.
2Information: Reading about IT Solutions; Vocabulary of information systems and communication; Comparing solutions and getting help; Telephoning; Writing memos.
3Case study: Mangalia Business School and Meteor Bank.
4Quality: Reading about what quality means; Vocabulary of quality and standards; Passive structure and have something done; Delivering presentations; Writing procedures and instructions.
5Feedback: Reading about the project team; Vocabulary of managing people and projects; Regulations, speculations, and habits; Coaching; Writing reports.
6Case studies: Zaluski Strawberries and Trident Overseas.
7Selling more: Reading about Viral Marketing; Vocabulary of the marketing mix; Questions for persuading; Dealing with objections; Writing mail shots and sales letters.
8Mid-term Exam
9New Business: Reading about self-financing; Vocabulary of funding a start-up; Future perfect and future continuous; Taking questions in presentations; Writing an executive summary.
10Case studies: Backchat communications and Angels or Demons.
11Financial Control: Reading about accountants; Vocabulary of financial documents and regulation; Cause, effect, ability, and articles; Communicating in meetings; Writing minutes.
12Fair Trade: Reading about fair trade or free trade
13Vocabulary of contracts and corporate ethics; Obligation and permission, inversion; Negotiating a compromise; Assertive writing.
14Case studies: Car-Glazer and Green Hills Coffee.
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 grade60
Contribution of final examination to overall grade40
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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