Course Code : DIPB 01034

Title :
Communication for Business

Type/Status :


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After studying this course unit students should be able to:
  • Read and comprehend academic and business texts intensively and fluently
  • Demonstrate proficiency in oral communication for business
  • Learn language skills necessary to attend to the business /official correspondence
  • Demonstrate ability for increased command of English language especially in business communication

Course Content :

Grammar : Tenses, Direct and Indirect speech, Active and Passive Voice , Modals

Writing Skills: Business Reports, Resume,

Basic official correspondence including Letters (Request, Complaint,  Thank you Apology and Cover letters), Memos and Emails.

Speaking and Listening Skills:  Meetings, Facing       Interviews, Negotiation Skills, Telephone conversations, Customer relations, listening to formal speeches, Discussions etc.(listening for specific information, listening to take the gist etc. )

Reading Skills: Reading Business Texts; Business Reports, Business Articles, Advertisements and Notices, Business Magazines.( skimming, scanning and inferring )

Method of Teaching & Learning:

Lectures, Tutorial and Classroom discussions.

Scheme of Evaluation:

Assignments, Presentations, and Final Examination. weights given to each component of the evaluation method is announced at the commencement of the module.

Recommended Readings: Penrose, J.M., Rasberry, R., and. Myers, R., (2003),

Business Communication for Managers: An Advanced Approach, McGraw Hill.

Witrell, D., Harvey, E., (2003), The Manager’s Communication Handbook, Performance Systems Corporation.