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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Professional Writing for the Global Workplace

Module code: EAL6201

HEAR transcript: included as co-curricular activities 

Module duration: 5 weeks / 2 hrs a week 

Skills Points for doctoral students: 10

Non-credit bearing  

Preparation and assessment: none 

Do you want to work in an international setting in the UK or abroad? Or perhaps you have already worked as a part of an international team? This course will show you how to write effective emails, letters, and reports in a variety of different contexts. You will see how diverse cultures operate in business, and how your own assumptions and attitudes may either help or hinder communication in a professional context. You will also have a chance to examine what is important for companies while using social media to reach wider audiences and how to make sure that your content is successful.  This module is suitable for all students across various disciplines.

Key skills: writing persuasively for work-related purposes, communicating with clarity in the workplace, being able to understand how culture underpins workplace communication   

Students' feedback on this module: 

"It was the best module I took this semester!"

"I would like to thank my teacher. It is an interesting and important class for my work after university."

"I learnt negotiating tactics used by different cultures. I am very pleased I took this class. An excellent window into what happens in the workplace."

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