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Business English

Module name (EN): Business English
Degree programme: International Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2016
Module code: MAIM-253
SAP-Submodule-No.: P420-0003, P420-0262, P420-0263
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
written examination + term paper with presentation

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
MAIM-253 (P420-0003, P420-0262, P420-0263) International Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2016, semester 2, mandatory course
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
Prof. Dr. Thomas Tinnefeld

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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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