English for Business Purposes

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Module Information Booklet Taylor’s University

Undergraduate Business Programmes

March Semester 2013

BUS1504

English for Business Purposes

CONTENTS

Introduction Module Overview Learning Resources Assessments Assignment Guidelines Resit Assessments Assessment Offences Extenuating Circumstances Module Calendar Assignment Cover Sheet Assignment Feedback Form

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INTRODUCTION

WELCOME Welcome to English for Business Purposes. This course is specifically structured to equip students with the necessary skills for tertiary studies by developing the essential language skills for academic and business purposes. This course develops reading, writing, listening and speaking skills within the business context. It also places importance on critical thinking and academic integrity. You will find this course both challenging and rewarding. To successfully complete this course you are required to participate in class discussions, read the prescribed textbook chapters, complete assignments, attend lectures and tutorials, and attempt the final exam. I hope that you will enjoy this course and participate actively throughout the course of study in order to acquire the language skills required for your tertiary studies. Ms Joyce Cheah Lecturer CONTACT DETAILS Lecturer and Tutor Ms. Joyce Cheah Module Coordinator Academic Suite Block E, Wing A, Level 9, Room 1 (Unit 9A01) Taylor’s Business School Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus Tel.: 56295000 ext.5672 Email: joyce.cheah@taylors.edu.my

Tutors Dr Saroja Dhanapal Academic Suite Block E, Wing B, Level 9, Room 16 (Unit 9B16) Taylor’s Business School Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus Tel.: 56295000 ext 5689 Email: Saroja.Dhanapal@taylors.edu.my Ms. Sarah Abedi Abdullah [contact details to be confirmed later] Academic Suite Taylor’s Business School Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus Tel.: 56295000 Email:

Ms Yaslen Rita Ayu Mat Yassin Academic Suite Block C, Level 5 Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus Tel.: 56295000 Email: audriana76@yahoo.com

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MODULE OVERVIEW

MODULE SYNOPSIS English for Business Purposes equips students with the necessary skills for tertiary studies by developing their strategies and skills for academic purposes. Students are exposed to various reading texts and equipped with the necessary skills to write well structured academic essays. Listening and speaking skills are also focused on through oral presentations and Q&A sessions to ensure effective interpersonal communication. This course also develops students’ ability to work both independently and in groups. Throughout this course, emphasis is placed on academic integrity. PREREQUISITE / ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE There is no prerequisite for this course. MODULE OBJECTIVES     To provide students with the skills of planning and writing a well-structured academic essay To instil in students the importance of accurate referencing in academic essays To enable students to be critical readers of academic and business texts To provide students with effective listening & speaking skills in order to achieve effective verbal communication (including oral presentations), using appropriate nonverbal communication.

LEARNING OUTCOMES On successful completion of this course students should be able to: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Compose well structured and cohesive academic essays Use effective writing techniques for written communication purposes Compose written pieces of work that adopt academic conventions to avoid plagiarism Assess global perspectives through reading texts Formulate opinions and ideas based on a variety of reading texts Make use of listening and speaking skills to communicate effectively at an interpersonal level. Defend their opinions during oral presentations Apply appropriate nonverbal communication styles to enhance oral presentations

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TAYLOR’S GRADUATE CAPABILITIES (“TGC”) Upon successful completion of this module, a student should be equipped with the following...
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