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Business French - Language and Intercultural Communication

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Business French - Language and Intercultural Communication
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Marketing Science, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016
Module code: MAMS-514
SAP-Submodule-No.:
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.
P420-0014
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.
4V (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.
6
Semester: according to optional course list
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
German
Assessment:
Written exam (90 minutes), term paper and presentation (weighting 1:1)

[updated 13.09.2018]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

MAMS-514 (P420-0014) Marketing Science, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016 , optional course
MARPF-514 (P420-0014, P450-0219, P450-0220) Accounting and Finance, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017 , optional course
MASCM-514 (P420-0014) Supply Chain Management, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016 , optional course
MASCM-514 (P420-0014) Supply Chain Management, Master, ASPO 01.04.2017 , optional course
Workload:
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 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):
None.
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 attained language skills at the B1 intermediate level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR),
-        be able to understand basic and detailed information in intermediate general language and business French texts
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        be able to follow intermediate-level conversations in their own area of expertise and deal with specific communicative experiences in French business life in a receptive manner,
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        be able to communicate with native speakers using the linguistic means at their disposal in such a way that they can communicate successfully in general language and business-oriented conversations,
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        be able to express themselves in writing on general language and selected specialized language topics in a largely comprehensible and communicative manner,
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        be able to give professionally and technically-oriented presentations and create the corresponding written materials in a linguistically appropriate manner,
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        have mastered the grammar relevant for the above skills, the basic general vocabulary, parts of the advanced French vocabulary and some French business vocabulary,
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        be sensitive to the intercultural characteristics of countries belonging to the francophone world and thus, be able to successfully manage important communication situations in daily (business) life and
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        be capable of embracing the intercultural differences of countries belonging to the francophone world and verbally interact there, to a large extent, successfully.
-        Reading and listening comprehension texts at intermediate level


[updated 05.12.2019]
Module content:
 
         Texts for listening comprehension
-        Production of relevant written French texts (e.g.
         business correspondence, e-mails, memos, curriculum vitae and letters of motivation)
-        Production of relevant oral French texts (e.g.
         telephone conversations, short reports and negotiations with a relatively narrow
         thematic focus)
-        Dealing with economic and business issues
-        Vocabulary work and specialized grammar
-        Multimedia language lab
-        Role playing and simulations with reference to business life
-        Creation of subject-related, specialized presentations
-        Awareness of interculturally relevant contexts in the French-speaking
         world (both everyday life and work)
-        Introduction to interculturally-oriented 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
 
 


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Recommended or required reading:
-        Use of free materials compiled by the lecturer (no
          textbooks)
-        Listening comprehension texts (audio and/or video)
-        Internet resources
-        Supplementary materials on general and/or specialized
         vocabulary and grammar


[updated 13.09.2018]
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