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Business English II

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Business English II
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Supply Chain Management, Master, ASPO 01.04.2017
Module code: MASCM-512
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.
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:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

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
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):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Tinnefeld
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Thomas Tinnefeld

[updated 01.04.2017]
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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