Business English

langl1332  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Business English
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
60.0 h
Q1 and Q2
Deneumoustier Aurélie; Desterbecq Fanny; Dumont Amandine; Halleux Ariane; Knorr Sabrina; Lievens Laura (compensates Halleux Ariane); Meyers Lucille; Mulkers Sandrine (coordinator); Piwnik Marc (coordinator);

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
The course is based on various topics : financial markets, business creation, corporate social responsibility, mergers and acquisitions, '

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The main objective of this course is to improve the productive skills, especially speaking, as well as reading comprehension and listening comprehension.  It also aims to facilitate the learning of basic business vocabulary and strengthen the effective mastery of grammar and basic vocabulary.
B1/B2 level of the 'Common European Framework for Languages'
Video materials, texts focusing on business English, conversation exercises, presentations of a business topic.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

  • Analysis of video programmes combining the intensive and global approach
  • Miscellaneous conversation activities linked to the topics covered in class
  • Interactive oral presentations on a business topic
  • Exercises linked to communication techniques specific to the business domain (telephone skills, negotiations, conducting a meeting, ... )
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

  1. Oral exam and pronunciation test (25 % of the total mark)
  2. Written exam (50 %)
  3. Continuous assessment and oral presentation (25 %)
Other information
  • Each teacher has one office hour a week and can be contacted by e-mail.
Online resources
MoodleUCLouvain - LANGL1332 - Business English
Teaching materials
  • Syllabus "LANGL1332 Business English"
  • Business Vocabulary in Use – Intermediate – third edition (Bill Mascull)
  • Most frequent lexical and grammatical mistakes (MoodleUCLouvain)
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Economics and Management

Bachelor : Business Engineering