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LANG6037 - English: Academic & Business

Title: English: Academic & Business
Long Title: English for Academic Writing
Module Code:LANG6037
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Languages
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Katie Power
Module Author: SHEREE BORGE
Module Description: This is a module intended for students who have already attained a CEFR level in English as a Foreign Language of C1.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Conduct and compile research effectively
LO2 Apply appropriate academic writing styles
LO3 Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of appropriate register and scholarly vocabulary and phraseology
LO4 Comprehend long and complex factual texts, specialised articles and technical instructions
LO5 Engage in business correspondence across a wide range of topics and specialist areas
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Academic writing: style, form and content
different writing styles (essay, report, literature review, abstract); layout; register; idea progression; the use/-s of research
Business Correspondence
business correspondence: letters, emails, memoranda, reports, minutes
Reading comprehension and text analysis skills: complex factual texts, specialised articles and technical instructions
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay 3,000 word essay on a well-researched business topic 1,2,3,4 40.0 Week 11
Other Simulated, paired email and/or letter exchange demonstrating an ability to correspond appropriately and negotiate in writing in a business environment 5 30.0 Every Week
Other Interactive Academic Seminar. AIM: to teach an aspect of Academic or Business Writing to the class. 20-minute talk followed by a Q&A session, or a short test (e.g. MCQ) created by the presenters/speakers and given to the rest of the class. 1,2,3,4,5 30.0 Week 8
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) No Description 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab language lab 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Fiona Talbot and Sudakshina Bhattacharjee 2012, Improve Your Global Business English: The Essential Toolkit for Writing and Communicating Across Borders, Kogan Page Ltd [ISBN: 9780749466138]
  • Michael McCarthy and Felicity O'Dell 2008, Academic Vocabulary in Use, Cambridge University Press Cambridge [ISBN: 9780521689397]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Marting Hewings 2011, Advanced grammar in use: a self-study reference and practice book for advanced students of English, with answers [ISBN: 9780521614030]
  • Adrian Wallwork 2013, English for Academic Research: Writing Exercises, Springer Verlag New York [ISBN: 9781461442974]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BIBLA_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business with Language 3 Group Elective 1

Cork Institute of Technology
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