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Academic English

Module name (EN): Academic English
Degree programme: International Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2020
Module code: MAIM-254
SAP-Submodule-No.: P420-0258
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: -
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Term paper with presentation (can be repeated annually)

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
MAIM-254 (P420-0258) International Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2020, semester 2, mandatory course
The total student study time for this course is 180 hours.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Tinnefeld
Prof. Dr. Thomas Tinnefeld

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Learning outcomes:
By the end of the module, students are expected to be able to:
- effectively use relevant academic resources
- evaluate relevant scientific articles in terms of their appropriateness for writing academic papers
- independently develop appropriate learning strategies and relevant skills in the field of academia
- brainstorm facts and ideas, group them systematically and structure papers
- become aware of and actively use the relevant rules of English academic writing
- make good use of authentic texts for their own academic purposes, i.e. by reading academic articles or listening to lectures,
- present the objectives, methods and the scientific outcome of a (limited) research project of their own
- improve their own academic writing and presentation skills, and communicatively master relevant situations in the field of English for Academic Purposes
- write academic texts of their own, from paragraph to term-paper level

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Module content:
Consideration of all four language skills (listening and reading, speaking and writing)
Orientation to studentsí academic reality
Academic vocabulary, relevant grammar and formulaic expressions to be used in studentsí own academic writing
Relevant academic texts (e.g. abstracts, summaries of articles, book reviews, papers) to be used as learning materials and models
Academic techniques

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Teaching methods/Media:
Presentations by the instructor
Group discussions
Group and partner work
Multimedia language lab activities
Presentations by students

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Recommended or required reading:
Texts relating to academic English compiled by the instructor
PowerPoint presentations by the instructor and other forms of visualisation
Books and (academic) articles recommended during the course, responding to studentsí requirements
Online resources

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