ENG2071 Professional English IBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
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) Build up a body of knowledge in mathematics, science and Energy Systems Engineering subjects; use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve complex engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex Energy Systems Engineering problems; select and apply proper modeling and analysis methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design complex Energy systems, processes, devices or products under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for solving complex problems in Energy Systems Engineering practice; employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct numerical or pysical experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating the complex problems specific to Energy Systems Engineering.
6) Ability to cooperate efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; and show self-reliance when working on Energy Systems-related problems
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing. Write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, deliver effective presentations, give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8) Recognize the need for life-long learning; show ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continuously educate oneself.
9) Develop an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility, and behave accordingly. Be informed about the standards used in Energy Systems Engineering applications.
10) Learn about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; develop an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Acquire knowledge about the effects of practices of Energys Systems Engineering on health, environment, security in universal and social scope, and the contemporary problems of Energys Systems engineering; is aware of the legal consequences of Energys Systems engineering solutions.