GE2402 - English for Business Communication

Offering Academic Unit
Department of English
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
  • Grade D in HKAL Use of English or
  • Grade 4 in HKDSE or
  • Successful completion of English Academic Proficiency Courses (EL0220EL0222EL0223 and EL0225 - 6 credits) or English for Academic Purposes (EL0200 - 6 credits) or 
  • English for Academic Purposes 2 (LC0200B/EL0200B – 3 credits) or
  • Grade B or above in English for Academic Purposes 1 (LC0200A/EL0200A – 3 credits)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2023/24, Semester B 2023/24, Summer 2024

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

GE2402 English for Business Communication provides guidance on how global workplaces in Asia operate when using English as a lingua franca. It introduces students to various business spoken and written genres that are now commonly produced in such workplaces enabled by technology in business transactions. The genres include emails, meetings, pitches, proposals, presentations, job advertisements, resumes, cover letters, interviews, webpage texts, webchat exchanges and text messages. They are delivered through in-class activities that provide a series of authentic and memorable workplace scenarios based in an Asian-based company working globally and with a UK telecommunications company. The aim is to prepare students to become professional communicators as they do face-to-face and virtual business together in English. The assessments include writing a short proposal, giving a persuasive pitch with creative ideas, negotiating ideas and making decisions in a business meeting, and writing an email.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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