Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
The Language of Business
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years
(Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 2 Italian.
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Exam 2 Hours   written examination  60%
Semester Assessment * Weekly assignments, (mostly letter-writing and summaries); * One seminar presentation on contemporary business topics - this counts for 20% of the continuous assessment mark.  Continuous Assessment:  40%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   written examination  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

At the end of this course, students should

  • be aware of the most important aspects of the financial structure of Italian society;
  • be able to write basic letters and CVs;
  • be able to summarise in English an Italian text on a business-related topic (intermediate level).

Brief description

This course aims at enabling students to communicate in a business situation, both orally and in writing, at an intermediate level. The emphasis will be on the writing of letters, role-playing in interviews and telephone conversations, CV writing, summarising in English an Italian text on a business-related topic.

Basic concepts and abbreviations likely to appear in a business context will be dealt with as they arise in the course material.


This module is at CQFW Level 5