English for business communication skills

Catalogue des cours de Télécom SudParis






2ème Année Management,2ème Année Télécom





Crédits ECTS


Heures programmées


Charge de travail




  • Langues et Sciences Humaines

Equipe pédagogique


Under the guidance of an experienced teacher and speaker of English, students will strive to individually develop their writing and public speaking abilities.

Acquis d'apprentissage

The objective of this course is that students should be able to communicate in both oral and written English.

By the end of the course students should be able to :

Talk about themselves and their work
Give a professional presentation
Give and follow instructions
Attend a job interview
Understand company structures
Talk about graphs, numbers and trends
Write formal and informal letters and e-mails
Make comparisons
Manage a project
Write about processes and systems
Write about cause and effect


The purpose of this course is to enable students to be effective in all situations they may be obliged to deal with during their professional lives.

The course is based on the study of the skills needed to function in a competent, appropriate and professional way. At the same time there will be a thorough review of all necessary grammatical and lexical structures.

Attentes du cours

Attendance is obligatory. Absences can only be authorised by your school.

There is a heavy workload, both in & out of class, and in order to achieve the objectives I expect the students to come to class having completed their homework and prepared to participate fully in all in-class activities.

During class, students will be expected to function solely in English, i.e. all listening, speaking, reading & writing will be carried out in English, not in French. Therefore they must be able to « switch over » to English, as if they had been sent on a mission to an English-speaking company.

All continuous assessment tasks (classes 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 19, 21 & 22), except one (class 3), are carried out in class. Failure to prepare adequately will result in a very low mark.

I like to establish a friendly atmosphere in class, where students feel free to ask questions whenever they need. I also encourage students to take responsibility for their learning by working outside class using the many resources available to them at the INT. The ability of the students to work in teams, pooling their knowledge & expertise, is also something I like to emphasise.

Students are expected to arrive on time and to be respectful of the teacher and their colleagues by paying attention to what is being said and not chatting or playing with mobile ‘phones.


All Grading will be on a scale of 0 to 20, unless otherwise stated.

1/3 CF: A written response to given input, produced in an academic style
1/3 CC: Selected Classroom assignments, as detailed by the teacher.
1/3 PP: Presence & Participation (each representing 50% of the PP grade)

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/
The results of the UV (CF & CC & PP) after the CF2 are limited to 13/20, regardless of the composite grades (except in the case of justified absence for CF1).

‘Redoublement’ can only take place in the following academic year (N+1) in a pre-defined period indicated on the academic calendar


Programme grande école,Programme Ingénieur,Programme Bachelor

Plan du cours

14/Practice test.
Complete test in exam conditions
How many points would you score ?
15/Project management : short course during classes 15, 16 & 21. Listening & reading comprehension : watch video about a group of criminals planning a robbery step by step. Understand the theory of managing any project
16/Project management : continued from previous class Group work on projects for class 21
17/Processes & systems
Describing how things are made, using the passive voice, sequencers & linking words
In class writing about a process
18/Oral presentations : theory
Introduction, body of talk, conclusion, using visuals, body language, appropriate vocabulary, creating interest, answering questions

Prepare oral presentation
19/Oral presentations : 10 minute presentation from each student
20/Workshop on grammar problems. Identify your own problems, find solutions & present results to group
21/Project management : present projects
22/Cause & effect
How does one action affect another ? Explaining the reasons for events
In class writing
23/Practice test
Complete test in exam conditions
Has your score improved ?
Revise for CF1
24/CF1 – end of semester test covering content, grammar & vocabulary studied in class
25/Practice test
All elements in bold will be given a mark as part of continual assessment

The homework indicated on the schedule is non-exhaustive. Homework covering grammar points will be given according to the needs of the students.


Fiche mise à jour le 09/02/2021