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Course Details in 2020/21 Session

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Module Title LC Business Communication Skills B
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 08 33950
Module Lead Robert Fleming
Level Certificate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-8 hours
Project supervision-4 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-40 hours
Fieldwork-8 hours
Work based learning-40 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description Confident and proficient English skills are vital to ensure progression and this module provides academic English development in a number of key areas at B2 level of the CEFR framework, namely the ability to use English effectively and concisely to communicate orally and in writing. Using small group teaching, students will practise techniques for improving their academic listening skills; they will develop their ability to read relevant technical articles supplied by the department and using these articles they will increase their speaking and writing skills through small group discussion and the practice of academic writing techniques to summarise these articles. Students will be required to attend sessions in the second term and will be asked to complete a reflective log based on these sessions.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Identify and assess responsible business practices and ways to enhance them at an individual level within organisations;
  • Identify the different levels at which organisations operate and the different perspectives from which they can be studied;
  • Conduct a case study analysis and discuss, identify and assess responsible business practices and ways to enhance them at an individual level within organisations.
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:
Case study and data analysis on a responsible business issue (60% of module) – 1,500 words;
Learning Portfolio (40%).

Learning Portfolio (100%)
Reading List