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International Summer School - Competences and Knowledge for Working and Living in Germany

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
International Summer School - Competences and Knowledge for Working and Living in Germany
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
International Modules, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2017
Module code: INTB-203
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.
4VU (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: according to optional course list
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Required academic prerequisites (ASPO):
Final exam in German course (80%), final exam in IKM course (20%)
Each exam must be passed on its own.

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

INTB-203 International Modules, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2017 , 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):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Dr. Julia Frisch
Dr. Julia Frisch (lecture/exercise)
Tina Flauder, M.A. (lecture/exercise)

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
•        have acquired initial knowledge of German as a foreign language (beginners) or have extended their German knowledge on the topic of job applications and job interviews (advanced)
•        have acquired basic knowledge for communication in everyday life
•        be able to explain basic concepts such as culture, communication and stereotypes
•        be able to recognize and name fundamental differences in job application and team cultures from their own environment and the German working world
•        be able to create simple job application documents themselves
•        have gained insights into current research topics from Business and Engineering School

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Module content:
The Summer School takes place over a period of 3 weeks and covers the following topics:
•        "German as a Foreign Language” intensive course: 30 hours.
Topics include small talk, simple everyday conversation, basic correspondence, and, depending on the level of the course, work-related vocabulary.
•        “Competences and Knowledge for Working and Living in Germany” course: 12 hours; held in English.
Introduction to culture and communication, foreign perceptions and stereotypes, as well as work and team cultures in Germany
•        Introductory lectures from the fields of economics and engineering: 18 hours; held in English.
The module comprises a total of 60 teaching hours over the course of three weeks.

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Additional information:
•        Participation in company visits organized by the Summer School is expected.
•        Participants are expected to be present for at least 80% of the course.
•        Multimedia-supported teaching and learning material will be made available via Moodle.
English level B2 is a prerequisite.
Placement in the German course depending on announcement and applications.

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Recommended or required reading:
Participants will be provided with the course materials.

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