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HR Communication in English34326/4421/2021/1/11
Study guide

HR Communication in English

Academic year 2020-21
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Office Management, programme stage 2
    • Business & Languages
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 4 credits
Weight: 4,00
Total study time: 100,00 hours
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Special admission is required to enrol in this course unit under credit contract.
Co-ordinator: Van Gorp Bieke
Languages: English
Scheduled for: Semester 2

Final objectives

As an ambassador of the company or organization, and a connector in the company or organization, communicate in a service-oriented and professional manner in an intercultural, international and multidisciplinary context in Dutch, French and English with internal and external stakeholders with various profiles. (Dutch: CEFR level C2 / English: receptive skills CEFR level C1, productive skills level B2 / French: receptive skills CEFR level C1, productive skills level B2)


  • The targeted deployment of productive and receptive language skills in function of HR communication in English (receptive at CEFR level C1, productive at CEFR B2).
  • Taking care of HR communication in English. 


In function of HR communication:
skills: reading, listening, speaking, writing, interaction in a HR context
with attention to: grammar, vocabulary, style and spelling

Acting appropriately in complex and specialised contexts:
Oral and written (digital) HR communication associated with
-hosting job intervies (selection interviews)
-accomodation of new employees
-internal communication (notes, posters, memos, newsletter,...)
-corporate events: invitations, brochures,... 

Organisation of education

Contactonderwijs36,00 hours

Teaching methods

  • Learning dialogue
  • Guest speaker or lecture/Testimony
  • Practice session
    Additional information: Assisted exercises, role-play
  • Assignment
    Additional information: case in the workfield: reception of employees


Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Outside exam scheduleObservation of performance of the student50,00
Inside Regular exam scheduleWritten examination50,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
Inside Regular exam scheduleOral examination50,00
Inside Regular exam scheduleWritten examination50,00
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Re-sit exam: is possible.

Study materials

1. Mandatory books
  • Author: George Sandford
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN-nr: 978-05-211-8469-4
Possible deadlines for learning account: 15.03.2021 ()