All course materials are provided via Moodle. Authentic articles, videos, podcasts are used as materials for the course.
This course is taught in class, blended learning. The focus is on learning through lively face-to-face interaction which aims to simulate the activities of business professionals. In addition to reading and listening to authentic business communication materials, students will also participate in discussions, debates, information-gathering, presentations, meetings, and complete written and oral assignments.
The course is evaluated on the basis of continuous assessment. Active participation in all course's activities impacts the course grade.
10.01.2022 - 10.04.2022
19.11.2021 - 09.01.2022
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Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)
The course is taught at a B2 level according to the Common European Framework.
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Business Information Technology
Periods 3 and 4 of the spring term 2022. Regular and active participation during lessons is required. All compulsory assignments must be completed by the deadline. Participation in the contact lesson during week 14 is evaluated, thus it is compulsory.
Moodle. Classroom lessons are held in Lappeenranta campus.
4 ECTS course, which means about 108 hour of student's work. Student's workload consists of studying theory, watching video materials, completing written and oral assignments, including 3 assignments for teacher's evaluation; completing 4 Moodle tests; completing interactive exercises in Moodle; participating in contact lessons (28h).
Current topics of relevance to the business field: - managing job application processes (CV, video application, job interview); - understanding the key terminology and concepts of business field (the topics include working globally (cross-cultural collaboration in business); the world of business (entrepreneur, company, bank); professional meetings (communicating with your employees) digitalization; activities include participating in the meetings, discussions, problem-solving, information presentation; - managing written and oral communication situations required in professional studies and at work: correct/appropriate use of language (grammar, formal vs. informal style).
The student has satisfactory knowledge of the course content. The speech is understandable with some difficulty to follow. Interaction is mostly missing. The speech is hesitant, pauses are rather long and pronunciation mistakes sometimes make it hard to understand the message. The student uses only basic structures and makes some mistakes. Written communication consists of simple expressions and there are plentiful mistakes. The language is clumsy, but the message is delivered.
The student has a good knowledge of the course content. The student communicates in English well, interacts adequately and uses means of nonverbal communication. The speech is fairly easy to follow. The speech is fluent and clear, but pauses, hesitations and pronunciation mistakes may occur. Written communication is quite fluent, clear and mostly correct. The structures and professional vocabulary are adequate to deliver the message. Minor mistakes occur concerning the genre and/or style.
The student has an excellent knowledge of the course content. The student communicates in excellent English. Interaction is very skilful, and nonverbal communication effectively supports spoken words. The speech is targeted, extremely logical, relevant and consistent. The speech (language, pronunciation and intonation) is fluent, clear, accurate and naturally paced. Written communication is very fluent and versatile. The student uses varied structures and extensive professional vocabulary, making occasional mistakes only in the most complex structures. The student can deliver the message effortlessly in the appropriate, genre-specific style.