Business English I (HUM102)


Speaking a language that is understood by decision makers is critical for success in business and business studies. The primary goal of the Business English I course is to provide instruction and practice in oral and written English using business-related topics as its content base. The course also aims at developing students’ speaking, listening, reading and writing skills for academic purposes. The course is designed to develop students’ self-study skills and learner independence.


The course aims to:

  • build business vocabulary;
  • practice speaking while successfully using sophisticated professional terminology;
  • develop reading of authentic material skills for general understanding as well as for detail;
  • improve students’ listening, reading, writing and critical thinking skills for academic and professional success;
  • expand interpersonal, academic and language abilities necessary to succeed in a university environment;
  • develop effective presentation skills;
  • develop creative problem solving and successful participation in meetings skills;
  • enhance writing for business purposes skills.

Learning outcomes

  • Students will be able to read/listen to and understand authentic texts related to their studies for general idea and for detail.
  • Students will be able to derive vocabulary meaning from context; develop vocabulary building skills and acquire sufficient vocabulary in the topic areas defined in the course outline.
  • Students will develop business communication skills in key performance areas such as exchanging information, discussing and presenting business issues.
  • Students will be able to write summaries and take notes.
  • The learners will be able to give successful presentations, participate in meetings, and discussions, enhance team working skills.