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Foreign Language: English III

Module name (EN): Foreign Language: English III
Degree programme: Industrial Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2007
Module code: WIBAS-340E
SAP-Submodule-No.: P450-0033
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2U (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 2
Semester: 3
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
WIBAS-340E (P450-0033) Industrial Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2007, semester 3, 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 extract the most important information from moderately difficult longer statements, as well as short dialogues that use basic structures and a thematically limited technical vocabulary.
They will be able to understand longer intermediate texts that are not limited to basic structures and a thematically limited basic vocabulary, and to extract the most important information and specific statements from them, to find the most important terms in a technical text, and when necessary, to effectively use the most important aids (reference books, etc.).
Students will be able to express themselves in a comprehensible and effective manner on a job-related, easy or moderately difficult subject of a technical nature within the framework of basic language structures and a thematically limited technical vocabulary, and to participate actively in conversations and discussions at an intermediate level.
They will be able to express themselves in longer coherent sentences on simple job-related topics within the framework of a thematically limited technical vocabulary and reproduce core information, experiences and opinions, on a given easy to intermediate technical language topic, in writing.

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Module content:
Managing meetings
•        Preparing and chairing
•        Motivating and persuading
•        Communicating effectively
•        Generating ideas
•        Dealing with troublemakers
Managing negotiations
•        Preparing the ground
•        Agenda and positions
•        Conflict
•        Proposals and bargaining
•        Conclusion / Agreement

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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: Effective Meetings (Oxford University Press: Oxford Business Skills), Effective Negotiations (Oxford University Press: Oxford Business Skills und TechnoPlus Englisch (EUROKEY Software GmbH).        •

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Recommended or required reading:
        Barrett, Barney / Sharma, Pete: The Internet and Business English
•        Bosewitz, René / Kleinschroth: The Way Things Work – Technisches Englisch Für Business und Alltag.
•        Bowen, Tim: Build Your Business Grammar.
•        Bramall-Stephany, Pauline / Thompson, Nicola: The Art of Small Talk
•        Brieger, Nick / Pohl, Alison: Technical English – Vocabulary and Grammar.
•        Dobson, Ann: Managing Meetings.
•        Emerson, Paul: Business Builder (Intermediate Teacher’s Resource Series), Modules 1-9.
•        Farthing, Joni: Situational Mazes – Problem-Solving in English
•        Forsyth, Patrick: Conducting Effective Negotiations.
•        Howard, Godfrey: Getting Through! – How To Make Words Work
•        Johnson, Michael: Business Buzzwords – The Tough New Jargon Of Modern Business
•        Milne, John Morrison: Business Language Practice.
•        Rosenberg, Marjorie: Communicative Business Activities.
•        Language magazine: Business Spotlight (up from 2002).
•        Turner, John F.: Business Grammar and Vocabulary.
•        Wagner, Georg / Lloyd Zörner, Maureen: Technical Grammar and Vocabulary.
•        Zürl, Karl-Heinz: Modern Business English for Industrial Engineers.

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