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ICT and Business English

ICT and Business English

Code: ENG1TF010
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 (A2.2-B1.2)
The student has a limited knowledge of basic English vocabulary used in ICT contexts and is able to produce written documents at a passable level.. The student performs oral tasks at a basic level with clear difficulties at conveying the intended message due to e.g.a very strong accent, grammatical mistakes and lack of words.

Grade 3 (B2.1-B2.2)
The student has an intermediate knowledge of ICT vocabulary. He/she is able to explain the meaning of ICT concepts using standard vocabulary. He/she is able to complete the written course assignments   following, for the most part, the correct formats and academic traditions.  As for the student’s oral skills, there is still some hesitation, but that only occasionally impedes communication.

Grade 5 (C1-C2)
The student’s ICT vocabulary is at an advanced level. He/she demonstrates knowledge of idiomatic ICT and business English,and is able to carry out discussions and debates successfully. .. The student produces high-quality ICT texts that follow the correct formats and ademic traditions.  The student is able to give fluent presentations in an engaging manner.

Contents

  • producing coherent ICT/Business-related texts and a longer Media Survey Report
  • enhancing students’ overall oral competence 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

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

Internationality
The course is inherently international.

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

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

NOTE: Autumn 2017 semester this course is offered solely as a virtual implementation with four contact sessions.

Course teachers
Riitta Blomster