English for Business II

ENG11 English for Business II

  • Learning outcome

    Learning outcome

    Learning outcomes

    English for Business II is the second module of English as an elective. It presupposes a good working knowledge of Norwegian. The aim is to further develop your skills in communicating effectively within a business English context, involving both written and oral proficiency.

    You will, on completion of the course:


    • have factual knowledge about important topics relating to trade and industry domains
    • have factual knowledge about economic, political and cultural features of British and American society which are of particular importance to business


    • be able to apply the English language system to produce important business documents
    • be able to give presentations based on economic-administrative topics
    • be able to handle interaction situations, such as negotiations where English is the medium of communication, in an effective manner

    General competence

    • have knowledge of important economic-administrative and legal terminology and phraseology and their idiomatic use, with a point of departure in the external and internal communication needs of Norwegian businesses

  • Required prerequisites

    Required prerequisites

    ENG10 English for Business I

  • Requirements for course approval

    Requirements for course approval

    Compulsory attendance at 75% of lectures

    A set of web-based language tests (submitted via e-learning platform)

  • Assessment


    A portfolio with:

    • 3 written assignments (job applcation with CV, two reports, including one with executive summary)
    • 2 oral assignments (filmed individual presentation,filmed negotiation session)

  • Grading Scale

    Grading Scale

    Grading scale A-F

  • Computer tools

    Computer tools

    PC or tablet

  • Semester



  • Literature


    A set of texts related to  business topics

    Lecture slides and other teaching material published on e-learning platform 

    Recommended dictionaries etc:

    Clark, S., Pointon, G. 2014. Words: A user's guide. Abingdon, Oxon/New York: Routledge.


    Collins Business Vocabulary in Practice.

    English for Learners: http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english-cobuild-learners

    Hansen, E. 2007. Bedre engelsk forretningsspråk. Oslo: Cappelen Akademisk Forlag.

    Hansen, E., Lind Å. 2010. Norsk-engelsk økonomisk-juridisk ordbok. Oslo: Cappelen Akademisk Forlag.

    Hansen, E., Lind Å. 2008. Engelsk- norsk økonomisk-juridisk ordbok. Oslo: Cappelen Akademisk Forlag.

    Longman Business English Dictionary. Pearson.


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