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Business English II

Module name (EN): Business English II
Degree programme: Supply Chain Management, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016
Module code: MASCM-512
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:
English
Assessment:
Written exam and term paper with presentation (90 minutes / weighting 1:1 / can be repeated semesterly)
Curricular relevance:
MAMS-512 Marketing Science, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016, optional course
MARPF-512 Accounting and Finance, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016, 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
Workload:
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 09.03.2016]
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.
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        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.
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[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
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        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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