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Business English II

Module name (EN): Business English II
Degree programme: Marketing Science, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016
Module code: MAMS-512
SAP-Submodule-No.: P420-0424, P420-0425
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: according to optional course list
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Written exam and term paper with presentation (90 minutes / weighting 1:1 / can be repeated semesterly)

[updated 20.11.2019]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
MAMS-512 (P420-0424, P420-0425) Marketing Science, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016, optional course
MARPF-512 Accounting and Finance, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017, optional course
MASCM-512 Supply Chain Management, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016, optional course
MASCM-512 Supply Chain Management, Master, ASPO 01.04.2017, optional 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
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Thomas Tinnefeld

[updated 28.02.2016]
Learning outcomes:
-        After successfully completing this module, students will have perfected the four skills of language learning based on topics from their everyday life, studies and work environments.
        They will have developed their skills in technical/specialized English.
-        Students will be aware of and sensitive to the problems and central issues in the politics and economics of the English-speaking world.
-        They will have developed their intercultural communication skills
-        and perfected their foreign language presentation skills.
-        Students will have improved their foreign language teamwork and project skills.

[updated 05.12.2019]
Module content:
        Reading and listening comprehension texts for intermediate language skills
-        Special types of written texts in the foreign language (e.g. commercial correspondence,
        e-mails, memos, curriculum vitae)
-        Subject-related oral texts (e.g. telephone conversations, short reports, negotiations)
-        Dealing with economic and legal issues based on subject-related, specialized events during the current the semester
-        Vocabulary and grammar work
-        Multimedia language lab
-        Job-related role playing and simulations; case studies
-        Creation of subject-related, specialized presentations
-        Intercultural negotiation strategies

[updated 05.12.2019]
Teaching methods/Media:
_        Presentations by the lecturer
-        Plenary discussions
-        Group discussions
-        Partner work
-        Group work phases where students tackle specific tasks
        Multimedia language lab
-        Student presentations
-        Short talks by the students
-        Internet research

[updated 13.09.2018]
Recommended or required reading:
-        Use of free materials compiled by the lecturer (no textbooks)
-        Listening comprehension texts (audio and/or video)
-        Newspaper and magazine articles from the English press (e.g. Time, Newsweek, The Times, The Guardian)
-        Job-related English case studies;
-        Internet resources
-        Subject-related multimedia programs
-        Supplementary materials on general and/or specialized vocabulary and grammar

[updated 13.09.2018]
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