Advanced Business English

langl2232  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

Advanced Business English
5.00 credits
15.0 h
B2+ level of English from 3rd year Bachelor course (e.g. LANGL1532).
Main themes
This course has three main themes:
  1. Networking
  2. Presentations
  3. Writing
Each theme is presented and practised in business contexts.
Learning outcomes

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

1 Learners will be able to network with confidence, both on-line and in-person.
You will attend an in-class networking event where you will be able to put into practice the networking best practice that we have established in the input session. You will design a Linked-In page and use the tool to further your goals.
2 Learners will be able give an effective business presentation, and develop their own presentation style.
3 Learners will write a business report or a proposal, learning about paragraph development and good business writing style.
In this class, each skill area is given two class periods. In the first class, elements of 'best practice' are reviewed in the skill area. In the second class, these skills are developed and practised in a variety of practical exercises. This combination of theory and practice will allow students to navigate the international business world more effectively.
Teaching methods
This is an interactive course and each class is limited to 20 students. Students actively participate in class through role plays, pairwork, small group exercises and peer feedback sessions.
Attendance is obligatory for the 7 sessions
Evaluation methods
Final grades are based on how well students complete the following assignments:
  • Attend a networking event and design a Linked-In profile = 30 %
  • Write a briefing report or a pitch proposal = 30 %
  • Give either a presentation (based on the report) or a pitch (based on the proposal) = 30 %
  • Attend and participate in all classes = 10 %
  • In  Company 3.0 Upper Intermediate (B2), by Mark Powell and John Allison 2014
  • Business Networking by Heather Townsend, Prentice Hall 2011
  • Brilliant Networking Steven D’Souza Prentice Hall 2008
  • Linked-In or Linked-Out – 107 Ways To Grow Your Business Using Linked-In, Sam Rathling and Derek Reilly, Amazon 2013
  • Writing, Nick Brieger, Harper Collins 2011
  • Writing for Impact, Tim Banks, 2012 Cambridge University Press
  • Business Grammar Builder, Paul Emmerson Macmillan 2010
  • How to Write Effective Business English, Fiona Talbot, Cogan Page 2016
  • Email English, Paul Emmerson, Macmillan 2010
  • Presenting in English, Mark Powell, Heinle 2002
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [120] : Business Engineering

Master [120] in Management