English for Business Students (Upper-Intermediate level)

langl1532  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

English for Business Students (Upper-Intermediate level)
5 credits
60.0 h
Q1 and Q2
Language
English
Prerequisites
The student should have followed the intermediate-level course (LANGL 1332) or a course of a similar level, corresponding to the B2 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.
Aims

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

1 Reading Comprehension
  • Students should be able to read autonomously and understand in detail factual texts and specialised articles related to their field of studies.
  • The course prepares students to understand course notes written in English which will be used in the "Maîtrise" (Master -s degree) cycle.
Level: C1
Listening Comprehension - Individual:
  • Students should be able to fully understand the content and structure of conferences and complex presentations provided that the subject matter is familiar to them (i.e. linked to their field of studies).
  • Students should be able to understand most television and radio programmes dealing with their field of studies.
  • The course prepares students to follow specialised courses given in English during the "Maîtrise" (Master -s degree) cycle.
Listening Comprehension - Interactive:
  • Students should be able to follow argumentation in a conversation between different interlocutors within the main socio-professional contexts.
Level: C1
Speaking Skills - Individual:
  • Students should be able to present a topic prepared in advance in a clear and methodical way while using visual supports ( PowerPoint, OHP) and with only occasional reference to their notes.
Speaking Skills - Interactive:
  • Students should be able to communicate spontaneously and fluently to a degree that allows for normal interaction with an interlocutor. In other words there should be little hesitation and the number of language mistakes (grammatical, lexical, phonetic) should not hinder ease of communication.
  • Students should be able to communicate fluently and effectively in conversations on both social and professional levels.
  • Students should be able to express their ideas, opinions and suggestions in a clear fashion and should be able to react to and interact with their interlocutors.
Level: B2+
Writing Skills
Students should be able to write:
  • a letter of application and a CV
  • a clear e-mail message while covering all of the necessary points
  • a report
Level : B2+
 
Teaching methods
  • Courses and individual coaching sessions
  • Use of an Elearning platform (Moodle)
Evaluation methods
Continuous assessment (summative and formative):
  • Participation
  • Presentations
  • Vocabulary tests
  • Writing tasks
Group exam: holding a meeting
Individual exam: job interview
Bibliography
  • Business Partner B2+, Pearson
Teaching materials
  • LANGL1532 course notes
  • Moodle LANGL1532
Faculty or entity


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Additionnal module in Management

Bachelor : Business Engineering