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Business English: Communication and Discussion

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Business English: Communication and Discussion
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020
Module code: BBWL-2020-513
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 5
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Written exam (90 min. / Can be repeated semesterly)

[updated 02.01.2019]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

BBWL-513 (P420-0157) Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2012 , semester 5, optional course
BBWL-513 (P420-0157) Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2016 , semester 5, optional course
BBWL-2020-513 (P420-0157) Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , semester 5, optional course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
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-2020-160 Business English 1
BBWL-2020-260 Business English 2

[updated 03.01.2020]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Tinnefeld
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Thomas Tinnefeld

[updated 01.10.2016]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will: have consolidated their existing knowledge of business terminology
- They will have received an in-depth introduction to the reality of the Anglo-American political and economic sphere
- They will be aware of economic and foreign policy issues
- One of the objectives of this course is to trigger interculturally relevant learning processes.
- Students will have refined their discussion skills in the foreign language
- They will have had the opportunity to practice working in a project and in a team
- This course is practically oriented.
- Dealing with economic issues

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Module content:
- Exercises in communication and discussion skills (specialized oral text production)
- Foreign language-oriented negotiation techniques and efficient conflict management will be trained
- Vocabulary and grammar work
- Multimedia language lab
- Job-related role playing and simulations; case studies
- Creation of subject-related, specialized presentations

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Teaching methods/Media:
- Presentations by the lecturer
- Plenary discussions, group discussions and partner work
- Multimedia language lab
- Presentations and short talks by students
- Internet research

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Recommended or required reading:
- Use of free materials compiled by the lecturer (no textbooks)
  - Listening comprehension texts (audio and/or video)
- Newspaper and magazine articles from the English press
- Internet resources
- Subject-related multimedia programs
- Additional teaching materials related to general and/or technical vocabulary and

[updated 02.01.2019]
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