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ET319 - Professional Communication

  • Module code: ET319
  • Module name: Professional Communication
  • Department: Centre for Applied Linguistics
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims to: Introduce students to various aspects of professional discourse/communication; Facilitate the exploration of professional discourse/communication in a range of different socio-cultural contexts using different analytical and theoretical frameworks and approaches; Develop an understanding of key challenges relating to professional communication faced by graduates in entering the global workplace Develop the ability to critically evaluate professional communication in different genres across a range of workplace contexts.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to: Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of the various aspects of professional discourse/ communication introduced in the course. Understand the crucial role of discourse and communication in professional contexts. Understand the applications of research, be familiar with, and apply different approaches to professional discourse/communication

Timetabled teaching activities

30 hours in Weeks 1 – 10 in Term 1, made up of 10 two-hour lectures and 10 one-hour tutorials.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ET319-15)
C (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 50%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 50%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • Undergraduate Language, Culture and Communication (X3Q5) - Year 3