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EN101009 EN1b Business Communication 2 3 op
Organised by
Business English
Person in charge
2015-2016: Vilhelm Lindholm and Marise Lehto, 2014-2015: Vilhelm Lindholm
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2014–2015 X X
2015–2016 X X X X
Preceding studies
This course should be taken after EN1a Business Communication 1.


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: B2

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students should be able to:
- produce effective business related correspondence
- write a text using an academic style and structure
- participate in meetings and decision making discussions
- prepare and deliver an effective presentation for business purposes
- utilize with confidence an extended range of business vocabulary
ENe1b (Lindholm): The distance learning alternative to EN1b has the same objectives as the regular course.


The course focuses on improving and extending the active use of language in business contexts. The course includes reading material integrated into required business courses, writing practise and oral participation. The writing practice includes business related correspondence e.g. CVs and cover letters. The oral practice consists of speaking in business situations such as meetings, discussions, and different types of presentations. The topic areas include recruitment, accounting, banking and investing, and management.
ENe1b: The content is the same as in the course EN1b.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Tutorials 26 h 0 h
Independent work 55 h 0 h

2015-2016: Groups 1-5 I-II: Surnames A-L (ENe1b Group 6 I-II: Surnames A-Ö),
Groups 7-11 III-IV: Surnames M-Ö (ENe1b Group 12 III-IV: Surnames A-Ö)

2014-2015: Group 1 I-II

ENe1b: Independent work and group work 81 h.
In this course there are no scheduled classes. Instead, students practice theme areas and complete threshold tasks individually and in groups in order to qualify for key graded tasks.
Once the course starts, it is strongly recommended that you attend the info session, the date and place of which will be announced later.

Students wanting to take the distance class must commit to check their email and the moodle area regularly and be prepared to arrange semi-regular meetings with their assigned group in order to pass through the threshold tasks. Furthermore, independent work requires a strong work ethic, initiative and a willingness to be flexible with your schedule. Despite not meeting in class, this course includes a high degree of interaction, both with the teacher and your fellow students.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
Participation in classroom work
  • In English

Course work and assignments. Active participation at 80% of the classes is required.

ENe1b: Once the required tasks have been completed, students can sign up for the final exam in the "tenttiakvaario", and take it whenever they choose to. (The exam, however, must be taken within 6 months after completing the last task.)


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

2015-2016: The course is meant for 2nd year students who commenced their studies in 2014.

2014-2015: The course is not meant for 1st year students, it is aimed at ONLY students who commenced their studies BEFORE autumn 2014 (2013 or 2012) and have completed earlier course EN1a (3 cr).

Study materials

To be announced at the beginning of the course.

Belongs to following study modules

Markkinoinnin ja kansainvälisen liiketoiminnan laitos
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Markkinoinnin ja kansainvälisen liiketoiminnan laitos