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Foreign Language: English II

Module name (EN): Foreign Language: English II
Degree programme: Industrial Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2007
Module code: WIBAS-240E
SAP-Submodule-No.: P450-0031
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2U (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 2
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
WIBAS-240E (P450-0031) Industrial Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2007, semester 2, mandatory course
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 60 hours (equivalent to 2 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 37.5 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
Corinna Huth (exercise)

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be able to communicate properly in American English during conversations, such as those that arise during the course of a business trip or when attending a business meeting. They will have mastered the basic grammatical structures required for this and the thematically limited general or technical vocabulary.
Students will be able to write a resume and cover letter in English. They will also be familiar with the forms and central topics of modern international commercial correspondence.

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Module content:
Business communication (oral)
        Travel arrangements
        Arrivals and introductions
        Talking about work and asking for information
        Making appointments and entertaining visitors
Business communication (written)
        CV and application
        Acknowledgement of enquiry/offer
        Complaint and adjustment
        Business documents

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Teaching methods/Media:
Computers, sildes and the blackboard will be used in this module. The following video courses will be used: Past and Present of a Global Player (EUROKEY Software GmbH), TechnoPlus Englisch (EUROKEY Software GmbH) and Video Conference (Heineman).

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Recommended or required reading:
        Abegg, Birgit / Benford Michael: Communication for Business.
        Baddock, Barry / Messerschmidt, Horst / Rüffin, Ulrich: Trademark.
        Bosewitz, René / Kleinschroth, Robert: Joke by Joke to Conversation.
        Bowen, Tim: Build Your Business Grammar.
        Geddes, Marion / Sturtridge, G. / Been, S.: Advanced Conversation
        Ladousse, Gillian P.: Speaking Personally
        Rosenberg, Marjorie: Communicative Business Activities.
        Language magazine: Business Spotlight (up from 2002).
        Zürl, Karl-Heinz: Modern Business English for Industrial Engineers.

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