SPECIAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMME (SELP) (Non-credit)
This is a Special English Language Programme introduced by the Department for the improvement of English language competence of the students, in addition to the credit courses in the degree programme. The programme has specially been designed for the students who require further English language competence at an advanced level for communicative, academic, reference and research purposes parallel to the objectives of the Department. This is a five-semester programme which offers the course units; BEC 2001 English for Business Economics Part I, BEC 2002 English for Business Economics Part II, BEC 3001 English for Business Economics Part III, BEC 3002 English for Business Economics Part IV and BEC 4001 Academic Writing for Business Economics.
BEC 2001: English for Business Economics Part I
The BEC 2001 course on English for Business Economics is designed with the aim of enhancing the four competency skills of reading, listening, writing and speaking skills of the students in the field of Business Economics. The courses have been formulated according to the UTEL Benchmark band of 6, which will develop the skills of the students to comfortably reach the benchmark band of 7, thus the course will proceed in a gradual and an incremental manner. The courses of BEC 2001 and BEC 2002 would provide the students the opportunity to develop their English language skills while gaining increased confidence and competence in social and professional contexts. The courses will cover the areas of vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension, presentation skills, letter writing, summarizing, business correspondence and preparation for a meeting/interview.
BEC 2002: English for Business Economics Part II
The BEC 2002 course on English for Business Economics is an extension of the skills based learning series formulated for the first year. By the end of the respective course, the students will be expected to have been equipped with the competency of reaching UTEL band of 8. In BEC 2002 the course will concentrate on more advanced proficiency of the four skills of writing, speaking, listening and reading. In addition to the proficiency of the four skills, their presentation skills and confidence would also be boosted accordingly. This course will cover a more advanced level of grammar, reading comprehension, business correspondences etc.
BEC 3001: English for Business Economics Part III
This course is an extension of BEC 2001 and 2002 Courses. This is designed with the intention of further enhancing reading, writing, listening and speaking, skills of students in the field of Business Economics and this has been formulated according to UTEL Benchmark Band 8. This course focuses on level-appropriate grammar, vocabulary specific to various business domains, reading comprehensions related to field of business, presentation skills, letter writing skills and summarizing skills. This course also aims to familiarize students with finer points of business etiquettes and business correspondence. These aims will be achieved through a series of lectures conducted weekly within the semesters developing proficiency of students in Business English.
BEC 3002: English for Business Economics Part IV
This course is a further extension of the skills based learning series of BEC 3001 and formulated according to UTEL Benchmark Band 9. This is designed with the intention of improving students’ English proficiency in core areas such as reading, writing, listening and speaking, while reviewing key areas of Business Economics. This course focuses more on advanced professional writing and speaking skills which will allow them to face the English-speaking business world with confidence and in an assertive manner. Sharpening the reading and listening skills are also focused in this series of lectures through advanced materials from real business world.
BEC 4001: Academic Writing
The course unit aims to give the students a concise knowledge of writing dissertations at the Bachelor’s degree level. The course focuses on providing them the necessary writing skills, as well as referencing and note taking skills required for the successful compilation of dissertation paper writing. The course structure focuses on exploring accurate referencing methodology, evaluating text, elements of writing with the intention of helping them maximize their academic writing and research competency.