HS1301 - Workplace Communication


Workplace Communication helps students refine their written and interpersonal communication skills for the workplace. Students learn to frame and present their written and verbal messages clearly, convincingly and effectively, as appropriate to the context, audience, and purpose of the communication. Topics include email, report and minutes writing skills; meeting skills; and interpersonal interaction skills with colleagues and superiors. Classes are conducted in an interactive and engaging manner, and incorporate roleplays, small group dicussions and self-reflection activities.

This 6-week module employs a flipped classroom approach. There are online materials for independent learning, and weekly 2-hour face-to-face sessions.


By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate heightened awareness of audience-centeredness in various workplace communicative tasks;
  • apply strategies for clear, concise, and credible communication when writing email messages,
  • apply key principles for effective interpersonal interactions with peers, colleagues and superiors.


HS1301 is a 100% Continuous Assessment module.


Students who are required to read ES1000 Foundation Academic English and/or ES1103 English for Academic Purposes must pass those modules before they are allowed to read this module.




  1. Non-College of Humanities and Sciences students
  2. Students who have read and passed ES2002, CS2101, IS2101, GEK1901/GET1006, ES2660, ES2007D, ES1541/SP1541, ENV1202 and ES1601.

Modular Credits