Language in the Workplace (Q1090)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

Language is part of nearly every human endeavour. This is particularly true of working life.

In this module, you’ll gain work experience with an employer or charitable volunteer organisation while applying knowledge gained on your course. You will observe and reflect on the use of spoken and written language in the workplace.

Then, you’ll choose an aspect of language use on which to conduct an in-depth study. You will complete the study using skills and knowledge developed on other English Language modules.

You will also reflect on how your findings might contribute to improving your own or others’ workplace communication.


8%: One-to-one (Tutorial)
59%: Practical
32%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Professional log, Project)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 31 hours of contact time and about 119 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: