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ay902128Y Business English Interaction (OPEN UNI), 4 ECTS cr 
Code ay902128Y  Validity 01.01.2021 -
Name Business English Interaction (OPEN UNI)  Abbreviation Business Englis 
Scope4 ECTS cr   
TypeLanguage and Communication Studies Discipline8006 Language studies, English 
TypeCourse   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
 
   
Unit University of Oulu, Open University 

Description
Proficiency level 

B2-C1

 
ECTS Credits 

4 ECTS / 104 hours of work

 
Language of instruction 

English

 
Learning outcomes 

By the end of the course the student will have been able to:

  • demonstrate the ability to use an appropriate level of formality and style for business communication both verbally and in writing with reasonable accuracy and self-correct mistakes if they have led to misunderstandings
  • demonstrate the ability to write clear and effective business documents and email messages conveying information and details accurately
  • hold online meetings, negotiations and presentations
  • experience and apply entrepreneurial mindset and skills to future tasks in their future profession
 
Contents 

Sisältö This course is a phenomenon-based learning experience which has a focus on the major language learning skills areas such as reading, writing, speaking, listening as well as vocabulary expansion and grammatical competence development.  Active participation in the Moodle course and Zoom sessions is mandatory and all projects must be completed successfully.  All deadlines must be met.  The course includes 8 projects each of which requires individual and teamwork.  The theme of the course is business to business (B2B) interaction which includes acquiring business partners and interacting with them to practice ways to gain and maintain B2B relationships.  Meetings, negotiations, and exchanging business documents are the primary activities practiced in the course.Sisältö This course is a phenomenon-based learning experience which has a focus on the major language learning skills areas such as reading, writing, speaking, listening as well as vocabulary expansion and grammatical competence development.  Active participation in the Moodle course and Zoom sessions is mandatory and all projects must be completed successfully.  All deadlines must be met.  The course includes 8 projects each of which requires individual and teamwork.  The theme of the course is business to business (B2B) interaction which includes acquiring business partners and interacting with them to practice ways to gain and maintain B2B relationships.  Meetings, negotiations, and exchanging business documents are the primary activities practiced in the course.

 
Mode of delivery 

The course is held in Moodle and Zoom.

 
Learning activities and teaching methods 

The course consists of eight projects and each project is estimated to take about 13 hours of time. The course normally requires 12 weeks of study but for open university this can be condensed.

 
Target group 

Open university students

 
Recommended or required reading 

The course materials are in Moodle

 
Assessment methods and criteria 

The assignments will be graded using the 1-5 scale or pass/fail. The course grade is based on written homework, verbal assignments and project quizzes.

 
Grading 

The grading scale is 1-5 or Fail.

 
Person responsible 

Jaana Sorvari

 
Other information 

Pohjois-Pohjanmaan kesäyliopisto
Torikatu 22 A (2. krs)
PL 2437, 90014 Oulun yliopisto
044 465 2205 ja 044 465 2206, toimisto ja ilmoittautuminen
kesayo@pohjois-pohjanmaa.fi 
https://www.ppkyo.fi/fi/avoin-korkeakouluopetus/ 

 


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