115123

Effective Communication

The course is based on a personalised evaluation of each student’s strengths and competences in relation to English language, with each student receiving instruction in English grammar, vocabulary, and writing targeted at developing and extending them. Students will engage in topic-based workshops covering grammar, spoken English, listening, comprehension and writing tasks.  The course uses self-reflection journals to extend students through self-reflection. These activities are designed to ensure that students of differing abilities achieve at least the equivalent of a minimum of IELTS 6.0 on successful completion of the course.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

115123

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

100-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

15

Subject

Business

Course planning information

Course notes

This course is only available if you are studying the Diploma (Business). As part of the course is taught online, Broadband access is required. In addition to accessing the Course Guide, students will be required to access core and supplementary digital study resources, contribute to discussion fora and complete online activities and assessment tasks.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Communicate competently in written English in the pre-intermediate to high intermediate range of language structures
  • 2 Employ a range of relevant vocabulary in English in the pre-intermediate to high intermediate range
  • 3 Develop and utilise a range of academic skills and related personal competencies

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Portfolio 1 2 3 40%
Test 1 2 30%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 30%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.