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Business English 2

Module name (EN): Business English 2
Degree programme: Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2016
Module code: BBWL-260
SAP-Submodule-No.: P420-0159
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Written exam (90 min. / Can be repeated semesterly)

[updated 02.01.2019]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
BBWL-260 (P420-0159) Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2012, semester 2, optional course
BBWL-260 (P420-0159) Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2016, semester 2, optional course
BBWL-2020-260 (P420-0159) Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020, semester 2, optional course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
BBWL-160 Business English 1

[updated 01.10.2016]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
BBWL-513 Business English: Communication and Discussion

[updated 01.10.2016]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Tinnefeld
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Thomas Tinnefeld

[updated 01.10.2016]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
●        have improved their English grammar,
●        have in-depth knowledge of English business terminology,
●        have improved their active and passive specialized vocabulary through reading business-oriented English texts,
●        be able to understand the English business vocabulary in central areas and be able to use it for their own communicative purposes,
●        be able to analyze English texts from various fields of business (economics) linguistically, content-wise and structurally and use this analysis for their own study and career-oriented needs,
●        be able to write English business-oriented texts independently with regard to their respective, basic creation criteria,
●        be able to address basic regional issues from their target language countries independently,
●        have developed a deeper understanding of intercultural content and experiences and be able to derive conclusions for their own behavior from this.

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Module content:
●        Understanding and creating special types of texts such as for example,
business letters, memos, bulletins
●        Practice in dealing with oral business situations, such as
small talk, telephone conversations, receiving guests, basic
professional presentations.
●        Listening comprehension training for technical language
●        Situational, communication-oriented grammar work
●        The development and expansion of general vocabulary
●        The development of a functional technical vocabulary

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Teaching methods/Media:
●        Use of a multimedia computer language laboratory
●        Use of a wide range of multimedia available in the language laboratory  
television and video, radio, magazines and newspapers, computer-based   
●        Partner work, group work and role playing
●        Presentations by the lecturer
●        Student presentations
●        Discussions
●        The goal is to enable authentic foreign language communication within the teaching environment.
within the teaching environment.

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Recommended or required reading:
●        Business language textbooks
●        Articles from renowned newspapers and magazines from the target language countries
●        Individually tailored vocabulary and grammar exercises for the target audience
●        Additional information will be announced in the course

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