ENG 3189 - Advanced Business English

Catalogue des cours de Télécom SudParis






1ère Année Management,Bachelor 1ère année,1ère Année Télécom







Crédits ECTS


Heures programmées


Charge de travail




  • Langues et Sciences Humaines

Equipe pédagogique


This course aims to develop students’ language skills and expand their active vocabulary and terminology linked to advanced level Business English. Students will be introduced to complex grammatical structures and pieces of writing and broaden their understanding of cross-cultural etiquette in written and spoken communication.

Finalités de l’apprentissage

Learners will aim to master the fundamental language of Business and academic English as applicable across a variety of skills and contexts, and work to apply this knowledge in the creation of academic-style documents fit for purpose in an international university. Participating students will be encouraged to apply for an international academic exchange at the end of the first year.

Objectifs de l’apprentissage

Students should be able to:
• Understand the key components of the academic writing genre
• Produce basic academic texts in terms of organisation, patterns of argument, cohesion, formality and process.
• Exercise judgement and flexibility in expressing complex ideas
• Conceive, plan and deliver academic presentations
• Interact effectively in a classroom and seminar setting
• Use techniques to engage in reasoned debate
• Facilitate discussions and show understanding in interpersonal contexts
• Deploy a range of reading techniques to quickly digest large quantities of reading material
• Use a range of appropriate strategies to maintain communication while listening
• Recognise and reuse key vocabulary and language patterns appropriate to an academic context
• Recognise cultural differences with the target culture
• Produce a CV for an international academic application

Acquis d'apprentissage

7.1 Interagir aisément dans une autre langue que la sienne


7. Interagir dans un environnement globalisé


All Grading will be on a scale of 0 to 20, unless otherwise stated.
CF: A written synthesis produced in an academic style, of two texts - one written, one video.
CC: 3 Selected Classroom assignments, as detailed by the teacher (2 written texts, one Presentation).
PP: Presence & Participation (each representing 50% of the PP grade)

Evaluation is constructed with 2/3 of the final grade relating to effort, presence and work completed in class. 1/3 is attributed to the CF.

Presence: Students will receive credit for attending class regularly, up to a maximum of 1/6 of their total grade. Unjustified absences will thus have a direct impact on student’s overall grade.
Participation: Students will be assessed on their participation in class, according to the criteria in ‘classroom expectations’

Validating the tandem programme will add 2 bonus points to a student’s CC grade (CC) of the corresponding language course.
It is the responsibility of the student to make up for any missed work in order to avoid these absences further impacting final grades.

CEFR Grade (A1-C2)
Students will be continuously assessed as to their language level relative to the CEFR criteria.
There is NO DIRECT RELATION between a student’s CC/CF/PP and their CEFR level.

For more information, please refer to the LSH website. https://lsh.imt-bs.eu/

Approches pédagogiques

Students should be ready for a high degree of interaction: in pairs, groups and in open class environments. Discussion will be the norm and everyone is expected to contribute in every class.

Students should arrive to class ready to participate with the necessary materials

Classroom expectations:
The participation grade will be based on the following criteria:
• Punctuality: on-time, (non-disruptive arrival)
• Motivation: Only speaking English in Class
• Collaborative: Interacting appropriately during pair/group work
• Engagement: Participating appropriately in whole-class activities
• Focus: Remaining focused during teacher input and on class tasks
• Committed to Homework: Homework delivered on time and to the best of your ability.
• Positive: Contributing to positive class atmosphere


Programme grande école,Programme Ingénieur,Programme Bachelor

Plan du cours

Generic Sequence (varying in function of theme):
S01 Introduction to course, theme and preliminary exploration of key issues
S02 Introduction to intercultural awareness / Writing I: Key objectives
S03 Writing II - preparing CC1
S04 CC1 (written) / Presenting I: Key objectives
S05 Review & feedback of CC1 / Presentations II
S06 [Flexi-session I : depending on student needs]
S07 CC3 (Presentation) / CV project
S08 CC3 (Presentation) / CV peer-review / Writing III
S09 CC3 (Presentation) / Writing IV - Citations & Preparing CC3
S10 CC2 (written) / Editing / Catchup session
S11 Review and revision for CF / [Flexi-session II : depending on student needs]
S12 CF

Fiche mise à jour le 14/05/2021