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Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Business English
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
International Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2012
Module code: MAIM-251
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: 2
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Required academic prerequisites (ASPO):
Written examination

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

MAIM-251 (P420-0003) International Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2012 , semester 2, 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 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 135 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Tinnefeld
Dozierende des Studiengangs

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Learning outcomes:
An authentic English learning atmosphere will be provided in which the student will:
- acquire in-depth knowledge about the politics and economy of English-language countries
- perfect their English speaking abilities and grammar with a
specialized approach
- learn to understand moderate to difficult newspaper articles from the British and American press
- learn to understand technically relevant texts when read aloud
 - perfect their ability to discuss and write in English

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Module content:
(Inter)culturally interesting and current topics oriented towards English-language countries
Orientation on the student’s day-to-day reality
Current topics from the fields of marketing and market research, logistics, finances, stock market, etc… in connection with lectures from the same semester
Newspaper and magazine articles with technical and / or (inter)cultural orientation
Technical vocabulary in the context of the relevant topics
Consideration of all four language skills (speaking, writing, listening, reading)
Specialized grammar

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecturer presentations
Panel und group discussions
Group and partner work  
Multimedia language lab work  
Presentation and short lectures by the students  

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Recommended or required reading:
Texts and exercises relating to international management put together by the lecturer.
Power Point presentations from the lecturer or equivalent forms of visualization.
Books recommended during the course related to student requirements.
Internet resources.

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