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Advanced Business English

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Advanced Business English
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020
Module code: BITM-252
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.
2VU (2 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: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam (90 minutes / Can be repeated semesterly)

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

BITM-252 (P440-0104) International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, 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).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 75 hours (equivalent to 2.5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 52.5 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:
After successfully completing this module, students will be able to:
- apply advanced reading comprehension techniques
- read longer written texts in foreign languages with economic or tourist content and decode the points of view expressed in them - with regard to both global and detailed comprehension.
- acquire vocabulary relevant to business and tourism and then use it productively in their own spoken and written texts
- deal with the intercultural peculiarities of the target language countries in-depth
- apply and implement their intercultural skills in a considerable range of concrete situations with representatives of these cultures in a communicative and adequate manner
- comprehend relevant spoken and written text types in business English and understand concrete examples

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Module content:
Exercises for (subject-oriented) reading comprehension
In-depth examination of economic (tourism) business issues
Professionally relevant topics will be dealt with in order to improve reading comprehension
Professionally relevant written texts will be discussed
Selected grammatical subtleties relevant to professional jargon
Continued improvement and expansion of technical vocabulary

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Teaching methods/Media:
Use of a multimedia computer language laboratory
Use of a wide range of multimedia: Television and video,
   radio, press, computer-based interactivity
Partner work, group work and role playing
Presentations and short talks by students
Presentations by the lecturer
Internet research
The goal is to enable authentic foreign language communication within the teaching environment.

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Recommended or required reading:
Target group-oriented teaching materials compiled by the lecturer
Business related articles from renowned newspapers and magazines from the target language countries
Individually tailored vocabulary and grammar exercises for the target audience
Internet resources

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