This EBC3 course consists of a mix of self-study, interactive online activities, and in-person classes relating to different aspects of the course. Please note that we do not have a coursebook. All learning materials will be made available via Canvas.
In the first part of the course, we will focus on preparing for our joint session with NHH Bergen, working through the content topics and discussing the orals and report writing.
The second part of the course will comprise presentation sessions and the larger assessment elements (Report and Business English in Context tests). The orals will be held during the presentation sessions and students not presenting will be required to listen actively, ask questions and give feedback in class and/or asynchronously online. The Report and Business English in Context tests will be held in the final session scheduled at the regular time. Students going on exchange from January 2024 can take the test at an alternative time after you return. See information below for further details.
Self-study materials will be posted regularly and are designed to be used alongside class materials. These comprise language, comprehension and content exercises to help you understand and be able to discuss business topics pertaining to globalised trade and sustainable business, international market entry, risk in international trade, financial management and legal English.
During the course you will be invited to participate in a range of synchronous and asynchronous interactive activities, such as creating mini-presentations, posting and responding to threads in a discussion forum, peer-reviewing reports, and working together in small groups (2-4 people). These activities are intended to help build a class community as well as help you go deeper into the material and prepare for the assessments.
The in-person classes will be held during the scheduled times and will have a content and/or language focus, depending on the relevant unit. These sessions will also comprise a mix of teacher-led input, spontaneous and prepared presentations and discussions, and preparation for the assessment elements.
Please note that the attendance requirement refers to these sessions.