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English writing course on the web

English writing course on the web

Code: ENG8LH103

Extent: 3 ECTS

Timing: After the Growing Global module

Language: English

Level: Professional studies

Type: Elective

 

Starting level and linkage with other courses

Recommended prior studies: the Growing Global module (or comparable)

 

Learning objectives and assessment

The course is aimed at those who wish to improve their written expression in business English.

 

Grade 1

The student understands the most central grammatical rules of English and can apply them to his/her writing. S/he knows the basics of looking up advice for idiomatic expressions. S/he has a general understanding of the importance of textual consistency and accuracy. S/he can build basic structurally correct sentences in English and produce matter-of-fact text with some assistance.

 

Grade 3

The student knows the central grammatical rules of English and can apply them to his/her writing. S/he knows how to look up advice for idiomatic expressions. S/he has a good understanding of the importance of textual consistency and accuracy. Generally, s/he can build structurally correct sentences in English and produce matter-of-fact text independently.

 

Grade 5

The student has a command of a wide range of grammatical rules of English. S/he can apply them to his/her writing without problems. S/he is skilled in looking up advice for idiomatic expressions if the need arises. S/he has a thorough understanding of the importance of textual consistency and accuracy. S/he can build structurally correct sentences in English and produce matter-of-fact text independently and creatively.

 

Recognising and validating prior learning (RPL)

If the student has acquired the required competence in previous work tasks, recreational activities or on another course, s/he can contact the teacher in charge of the course to agree on how to show the competence. Information and instructions for recognising and validating prior learning are available on MyNet.

 

Working life connections

The course furthers students’ professional skills in the area of written English.

 

International dimension

The course provides international skills through enhancing the student's written business English skills.

 

Course contents

Producing English text related to business life, such as writing summaries and reports.

Receiving feedback on texts and learning how to edit them linguistically and stylistically.

Learning to use dictionaries, other tools and source materials.

Written assignments, including feedback and editing, and grammar and vocabulary tasks.

The course corresponds to the B2 level of the Common European Framework.

 

Learning methods

Independent web-based studies

 

Course teachers

To be announced

 

Learning materials

To be announced at the beginning of the course; distributed via Moodle.