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ICT and Business English

ICT and Business English

Code: ENG1TA003
Scope: 5 ects (135 h)
Timing: 2nd semester
Language: English
Course level: core studies
Course type: compulsory

Learning objectives and assessment
Passed course is assessed on a scale of 1 to 5.

Grade 1
The student has knowledge of basic English vocabulary used in ICT contexts and is able to produce ICT texts on professional level. He/she masters appropriate terminology and has theoretical knowledge about delivering ICT presentations.

Grade 3
The student has intermediate knowledge of ICT vocabulary and concepts. He/she is able to explain the meaning of  ICT concepts using more elaborate vocabulary. The student is able to give ICT presentations in order to educate and influence other ICT professionals. He/she is able to produce ICT documentation that follows the correct format and traditions.

Grade 5
The student has knowledge of ICT vocabulary at an advanced level. He/she demonstrates knowledge of idiomatic ICT and business English, is able to carry our elaborate discussions, arguments and debates. The student compares and estimates concepts, develops argumentative narratives and gives engaging presentations that leave a permanent positive impression on audiences. He/she produces high-quality ICT documentation that follows correct format and traditions and is able to develop documentation practices to meet local and global needs.


  • producing coherent ICT/Business-related texts and a longer Media Survey Report
  • enhancing students’ overall oral competence in professional contexts
  • acquiring information on the latest concepts in ICT/Business using various literal and online sources

Starting level and linkage with other courses
English Level Test passed or English Level Course completed.

Working life connections
Current trends in the field of ICT/Business are closely monitored. An ICT professional’s presentation.

Timetables allowing, the implementations are comprised of students from both the Finnish and international degree programmes.

Learning methods
The learning methods of this course are the following:

a. contact lessons
b. independent studies
c. virtual/blended learning

Course teachers
Riitta Blomster
Eija Hansén