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Englisch B2.4: ECP Written Communication

UNIcert II, AfK-Nr. 301


"English B2.4: English for Career Purposes Written Communication" is part of the "UNIcert® II - English for Career Purposes" module. It is intended for students who are planning to do an internship or pursue a career in an English-speaking country or in an international setting. The focus is on writing and reading.


Intended learning outcomes

Using English at B2 level, by the end of the course you will be able to:

  • write a CV and a covering letter tailored to a specific job advert following Anglo-Saxon conventions
  • answer competency-based questions in online application forms using the STAR technique
  • write work-related emails using different registers for different recipients and a selection of standard phrases that typically occur in emails
  • describe and explain current trends and developments in your field of study using and referring to different types of graphs, using quantifying expressions and trend verbs
  • understand and comment on a selection of newspaper articles on the topic of careers and work

You will also be able to

  • apply some of the basic principles of writing in your written work: organizing and structuring ideas clearly, linking ideas effectively and choosing the appropriate register
  • correctly use particular linguistic features of English that typically cause problems at level B1+/B2 (e.g. commas, tenses, adjectives and adverbs)
  • use a variety of online resources to look up words, expressions and collocations you need for your texts (both general English and subject-specific terminology)


Admission requirement: successful completion of a B2.3-level English course at the ZfbK or level 68-75 in our online placement test

Credit points: 2

Credit requirements: active participation, writing portfolio and end-of-term reading exam


Students who in addition to this course also pass "English B2.4: English for Career Purposes Oral Communication" are eligible to take the UNIcert® II English for Career Purposes exam (a separate, additional exam in February/July every year).

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