Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
ENG2071 Professional English I Fall 1 2 2 3
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Lecturer SELMA UZUN
Course Lecturer(s): Instructor GİZEM YAMAN
Recommended Optional Program Components: There is none for this course
Course Objectives: This course aims to improve students' professional English knowledge; to make them able to use English effectively in their professional life; to improve students' reading, comprehension, writing and speaking skills; to make students able to express themselves both in written and spoken English.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
-Be able to use English in their professional life effectively.
-Correspond to writings.
-Engage in professional conversations.

Course Content

Professional terminology, correspondence (letters, emails, etc.), presentation methods, telephone calls, understanding of official documents and regulations, financial statements and tables, job application.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Staff development and training - Reading: Recruitment brochure Vocabulary review (Job training)
2) Job descriptions and job satisfaction - Writing: Brief job descriptions Vocabulary review (Job titles and acronyms for job titles)
3) Letters of enquiry and applications - Writing: An email applying for a job Vocabulary review; composing an email for a job application
4) Telephone skills - Listening: Telephone language Vocabulary review; preparation for role-playing (Talking on the phone)
5) New product development - Speaking: Introducing a new product Vocabulary review (Marketing terms); choosing a new product and preparing the introduction speech
6) Establishing relationships and negotiating - Reading: Asking questions about a product Vocabulary review (Terms and conditions)
7) Review
8) Financing the start-up - Speaking: (Role-play) Getting advice about starting up Vocabulary review; preparation for the role-play
9) Presenting your business idea - Reading: Making the most of presentations Vocabulary review (Equipment for presentation); drafting the presentations to be made
10) Reports - Speaking: Saying what charts show Vocabulary review ( Vocabulary for expressing changes)
11) Business meetings - Listening: A business meeting Vocabulary review (Types of meeting, expressing opinions)
12) Using the Internet - Reading Website design Vocabulary review (Computers and the Internet)
13) Students' presentations Preparation for the final draft of presentations
14) A staff survey - Writing: Report on staff survey to modernise the office Vocabulary review (Expressing numbers and percentage)


Course Notes / Textbooks: Brook-Hart, Guy. Business Benchmark, Upper-Intermediate,BULATS Edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
References: Brook-Hart, Guy. Business Benchmark, Upper-Intermediate,BULATS Edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 16 % 10
Quizzes 5 % 10
Homework Assignments 5 % 10
Presentation 1 % 10
Midterms 1 % 25
Final 1 % 35
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Presentations / Seminar 1 2 2
Homework Assignments 6 2 12
Quizzes 4 4 16
Midterms 1 1 1
Final 1 2 2
Total Workload 75

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
2) To be able to attain written, oral and visual knowledge about technical equipment and software used in the process of news and the content production in new media, and to be able to acquire effective abilities to use them on a professional level.
3) To be able to get information about the institutional agents and generally about the sector operating in the field of new media, journalism and communication, and to be able to critically evaluate them.
4) To be able to comprehend the reactions of the readers, the listeners, the audiences and the users to the changing roles of media environments, and to be able to provide and circulate an original contents for them and to predict future trends.
5) To be able to apprehend the basic theories, the concepts and the thoughts related to neighbouring fields of new media and journalism in a critical manner.
6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit.
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication.
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels.