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About Study Course

Department: Language Centre
Credit points / ECTS:8 / 12
Course supervisor: Sniedze Vilde
Study type:Full time
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Business Management; Management Science
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Linguistics

Objective

To develop students’ communication skills for use in academic and professional settings and to facilitate the acquisition of professional terminology for productive use.

Prerequisites

Knowledge of the English language at secondary school level.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

On successful completion of the course students:
• will know the general English vocabulary and basic economic and business terminology for use in various academic and professional situations, will be able to apply the acquired lexis for professional needs, to communicate with clients, to distinguish between business language styles, will be able to get necessary oral and written information.

Skills

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
• obtain the necessary written and spoken information and express their point of view, applying the terms acquired during the course;
• define and apply business terminology;
• write reports, formal letters, and summaries;
• make and deliver presentations in English;
• present their ideas in meetings, express suggestions in an ethical, constructive, and persuasive manner;
• communicate with mass media;
• participate in debates.

Competence

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to practically apply the acquired terminology in different communicative situations as well as in written correspondence.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
International Business and Start-up Entrepreneurship1Bachelor’sRequired
International Business and Start-up Entrepreneurship1Bachelor’sRequiredSniedze Vilde, Romāns Putāns
Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
International Business and Start-up Entrepreneurship2Bachelor’sRequired