English for Workplace Communication


1. Course Synopsis


This course aims to develop students’ essential English skills for effective communication in workplace contexts. Through a task-based approach, students will be exposed to various simulated workplace scenarios and learn to employ appropriate language features and structure to accomplish common tasks for/at work, such as presenting professionally in a job interview, participating/chairing a workplace meeting, writing a workplace report, and taking meeting minutes. They will also be provided opportunities to evaluate and analyse exemplars of various genres and to apply the skills acquired to produce a workplace written text and participate in a workplace spoken exchange in the course assessment.


2. Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs)


Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:




present professionally in job interviews.


contribute effectively to problem-solving in workplace meetings and discussions.



plan, organise, and produce workplace reports/proposals.





organise and write effective professional correspondence in a clear, concise style, with the ability to adjust tone according to context.


use language and text structure appropriate to the context, select

information critically, and present and support stance and opinion.


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