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KKENKTK1 Module 1 - Professional Communication 2 op


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: B2
Strategic themes: Internationalisation

General description

The aim of the module is to lay the groundwork for the students’ communication competencies in English in both the academic and professional arenas. This includes understanding the conventions of English academic / professional communication and applying critical thinking to reading, writing and speaking about texts in English.

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the module students will be able to
• understand the foundations of professional communication
• understand the differences between different styles of spoken and written English and their use
• understand the importance of critical reading with regard to written sources
• have the necessary skills to evaluate and continue developing their English language and communication skills independently
• understand and analyse the terminology and structure of a text in their own field
• summarize a text related to their field


The module will cover the different factors involved in professional and academic communication, such as the role of identity and the differences between structure and styles in both spoken and written texts, including business letters, news reports and academic articles. In addition, the module will include summarizing, understanding plagiarism, evaluating sources and different tools for self-directed language learning, especially those for learning terminology.

Teaching methods

The module is made up of class sessions involving small group work as well as out of class tasks divided as follows: class work (14 hrs) and independent work (40 hrs).

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English
In English

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
• Weekly preparatory readings and associated quizzes • Weekly class team activities reported on Moodle • A summary • A business letter • A terminology list of 40 words with referenced examples • A terminology test

Study materials

Will be available through Moodle.

Belongs to following study modules

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.