Business English

langl1332  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Business English
5.00 credits
60.0 h
Q1 and Q2
The LANGL1330 course taught in BAC1 or a similar level.

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
The course is based on various topics : financial markets, business creation, corporate social responsibility, mergers and acquisitions, '
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The main objective of this course is to improve the productive skills, especially speaking, as well as reading comprehension and listening comprehension.  It also aims to facilitate the learning of basic business vocabulary and strengthen the effective mastery of grammar and basic vocabulary.
B1/B2 level of the 'Common European Framework for Languages'
Video materials, texts focusing on business English, conversation exercises, presentations of a business topic.
Teaching methods
  • Analysis of video programmes combining the intensive and global approach
  • Miscellaneous conversation activities linked to the topics covered in class
  • Interactive oral presentations on a business topic
  • Exercises linked to communication techniques specific to the business domain (telephone skills, negotiations, conducting a meeting, ... )
Evaluation methods
  1. Oral exam and pronunciation test (25 % of the total mark)
  2. Written exam (50 %)
  3. Continuous assessment and oral presentation (25 %)
Other information
  • Each teacher has one office hour a week and can be contacted by e-mail.
Online resources
MoodleUCLouvain - LANGL1332 - Business English
Teaching materials
  • Syllabus "LANGL1332 Business English"
  • Business Vocabulary in Use – Intermediate – third edition (Bill Mascull)
  • Most frequent lexical and grammatical mistakes (MoodleUCLouvain)
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Bachelor : Business Engineering

Bachelor in Economics and Management