Upon successful completion of the course, the student is able to produce coherent business- and/or ICT texts and a lengthier media survey report while gaining experience in using and documenting relevant online and literary sources. In addition, the aim is to enhance the student`s spoken English command in professional contexts, as well as improve their career opportunities with a solid video CV or LinkedIn profile.
- Producing coherent ICT/business-related texts and a longer Media Survey Report
- enhancing students’ overall oral competence in professional contexts
- acquiring information on the latest concepts in ICT/business using various literal and online sources
--- pre-assignment: introduction
--- video CV or LinkedIn profile enhancement
--- business sales presentation video
--- Learning Café session/-s (if the face-to-face mode is available)
--- quiz on referencing
--- media survey report with a topic plan
--- peer evaluation
--- assessment of one’s own learning 1 h
RPL: credit transfer or exemption exam. Once the student is accepted on the course and they start off, the RPL is only performed on the basis of having documented relevant and sufficient work experience in the ICT- or business related fields and producing a media survey report and a peer evaluation in full compliance with Haaga-Helia's guidelines.
Online and print-based articles, available publicly or via Haaga-Helia´s information sources and databases, Moodle materials and/or teacher´s handouts.
Starting level and linkage with other courses
English Level Test passed or English Level Course completed.
Assessment criteria - grade 1
The student has knowledge of basic English vocabulary used in business- and/or ICT contexts and is able to produce business- and/or ICT texts on а professional level. He/she masters appropriate terminology and has theoretical knowledge about delivering business- and/or ICT presentations. The student produces business- and/or ICT documentation that follows correct format and conventions, and upholds academic integrity.
Assessment criteria - grade 3
The student has intermediate knowledge of business- and/or ICT vocabulary and concepts. He/she is able to explain the meaning of business- and/or ICT concepts using more elaborate vocabulary. The student is able to give business- and/or ICT presentations in order to educate and influence other business- and/or ICT professionals. He/she is able to produce business- and/or ICT documentation that follows the correct format and conventions, and upholds academic integrity.
Assessment criteria - grade 5
The student shows the following skills at an advanced level
- knowledge of business- and/or ICT vocabulary,
- command of idiomatic ICT and business English,
- is able to keep up elaborate discussions, argumentation and debates,
- develops argumentative narratives
- gives engaging presentations that leave a permanent positive impression on audiences,
- produces high-quality business- and/or ICT documentation that follows correct format and conventions, and upholds academic integrity.