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Academic English

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Academic English
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
International Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2020
Module code: MAIM-254
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 ‹bung), 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.
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: yes
Language of instruction:
Term paper with presentation (can be repeated annually)

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

MAIM-254 (P420-0258) International Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2020 , semester 2, mandatory 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).
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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