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Entry requirements: General entry requirements and English B (intermediate level) (Specific entry requirements 2, exemption provided for modern languages).
General entry requirements (Specific entry requirements A2, exemption provided for modern languages).

Selection: 1/3 on the basis of upper secondary school grades, 1/3 on the basis of the Swedish University Aptitude Test, 1/3 on the basis of previous university credits (Max. 165 credits may be taken into account)

  • Closed... SS18 week 13-17, fulltime100%, day. Application code: SH-42234

Introduction to Business English

Course 7,5 credits

This short course aims to introduce students to different aspects of international communication in English within business contexts. Students will also develop essential business skills such as giving presentations, writing reports and participating in international meetings and negotiations. In addition, they will expand their business vocabulary and practise reading and listening to authentic business-related texts.

The information below comes from the syllabus and is valid from: spring semester 2016

Course design

Teaching is in the form of lectures and seminars, including oral presentations. All teaching and course materials are in English.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate basic knowledge of Business English, including vocabulary, correspondence and reports
  • understand and produce both written and spoken English in an appropriate and comprehensible way
  • adapt his or her own language style depending on audience, context and communicative goals
  • account for how intercultural relations affect English as a business language
  • discuss the importance of language in a business context


Active participation in seminars and continuous assessment of written assignments and oral presentations.

Grading criteria will be distributed at course/module start.

Syllabus valid from spring semester 2016

The above information and syllabus are based on the most recently validated decision. Any previous versions are available here.


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