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Course module: 100244-B-6
English for Business Communication
Course info
Course module100244-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Language Center; AS: Language Center English; AS: Language Center English;
Is part of-
Contact personJ.P.G.M. Smits
mr. A.J. Cartwright, MA
Other course modules lecturer
Coordinator course
L. Mous, MA
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2018
Starting block
SM 2
Course mode
RemarksThis information is not up to date. Check the Course Catalog 2019 or select the course via “Register”.
Registration openfrom 08/01/2019 11:00 up to and including 21/01/2019 12:00
The aim is for students to become more confident when communicating on a business topic in a businesslike fashion, e.g., in giving presentations, pitching a new idea, formulating written proposals, conducting meetings, and other related activities.
  • The final grade consists of the following components:
    - Team Presentation and Prospectus: 30% of the final grade
    - Individual Portfolio: 20% of the final grade
    - Team Proposal and Project Plan (50%) of the final grade

  • Note: Portfolio (20%) - all written assignments that were handed in during the course, need to be collected and handed in again at the end to make up a portfolio of your assignments. No number grades will be given for the individual assignments when they are handed in during the course, but the portfolio will be marked as a whole.
  • A minimum attendance of 80% is required.
  • Target level: C1.
  • Learning a language takes time. Apart from attendance and exam preparation, this course has a course load of about 6 hours per week.
  • In the event of an insufficient number of participants, the Language Center reserves the right to cancel a course.
Recommended Prerequisites
Entry level: 6 year of English at VWO level or similar (i.e. CEFR-level B2). Should you be unsure of your level, you can take the Student English Language Assessment (SELA) on Blackboard. Browse the course catalogue for 'SELA'. For more information about the test see SELA or Blackboard.
  • This course looks at the communicative aspects of business and focuses on the language and communication skills required in a (general) business context. In this course, students are provided with an opportunity to apply these skills to real-world cases. 
  • This course is linked to the Tilburg University Impact Program. The course deals with specific topics such as pitching an idea for a new product or service, presenting a project proposal in the form of a formal team presentation, dealing with the specific challenges of business English in an international context, through exercises based in part on the realities of projects provided by the Tilburg University Impact Program.
  • The course covers a range of communicative settings and modes against a general business background, e.g., group presentations, individual presentations, and discussion exercises. The focus is on (practical) communication which is clear and effective. 
Type of instructions
Seminars (10 x 2 hour sessions + presentation exam)
Type of exams
A portfolio of written assignments handed in during the course, a team dossier containing a project proposal and project prospectus, and a final team presentation.

Compulsory Reading
  1. Course materials will be handed out in class or be made available on Blackboard.
Timetable information
100244-B-6|English for Business Communication
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