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Business English 1

Module name (EN): Business English 1
Degree programme: Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020
Module code: BBWL-2020-160
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Written exam (90 min. / Can be repeated semesterly)

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
BBWL-160 Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2012, semester 1, optional course
BBWL-160 Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2016, semester 1, optional course
BBWL-2020-160 Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020, semester 1, 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):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
BBWL-2020-513 Business English: Communication and Discussion

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Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Tinnefeld
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Thomas Tinnefeld

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will: have strengthened and developed their knowledge in the four essential language skills in general language.
- They will have basic knowledge in standard business language.
- Students will have basic knowledge about the regions of their target language countries.
- They will have increased their awareness with regard to intercultural content and experiences.
- They will have reviewed basic school grammar.

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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.

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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 literature will be announced in the course

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