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Foreign Language: English IV

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Foreign Language: English IV
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Industrial Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2007
Module code: WIBAS-430E
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.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for άbung), 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.
2U (2 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: 4
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam

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

WIBAS-430E (P450-0034) Industrial Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2007 , semester 4, mandatory 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).
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 familiar with the relevant themes and parts of a presentation. They will have mastered the necessary phrases, structures and common wordings. They will possess solid knowledge about presentation techniques, structure and how to deliver a presentation (e.g. body language, visualization and interaction with the audience) and will be able to create and hold their own presentation on a given topic.
Students will be able to extract the most important information from a longer, moderately difficult text on the topic of intercultural communication.
They will be able to understand simple and moderately difficult longer texts dealing with the topic of intercultural communication and to extract the most important information and statements from them.
Students will be able to express themselves in a comprehensible and effective manner on a thematically limited catalog of issues and areas of activity from the field of intercultural business communication and to actively participate in conversations and discussions on this topic at an intermediate level.
Students will be able to express themselves in longer, coherent sentences on a given problematic intercultural situation (cross-cultural incident) by outlining core information, experiences, and opinions in writing.

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Module content:
Effective presentations
•        Preparing
•        Getting started
•        Signposting
•        Visuals
•        Conclusion
Intercultural business communication
•        Importance of and barriers to intercultural communication
•        Cultural dimensions
•        Intercultural business communication

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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), Professional Presentations (Malcolm Goodale), Cambridge University Press and TechnoPlus Englisch (EUROKEY Software GmbH).

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Recommended or required reading:
•        Bosewitz, René/ Kleinschroth: The Way Things Work – Technisches Englisch Für Business und Alltag.
•        Bowen, Tim: Build Your Business Grammar.
•        Brieger, Nick / Pohl, Alison: Technical English – Vocabulary and Grammar.
•        Collins, John: Perfect Presentations.
•        Emerson, Paul: Business Builder (Intermediate Teacher’s Resource Series), Modules 1-9.
•        Farthing, Joni: Situational Mazes – Problem-Solving in English
•        Grussendorf, Marion: English for Presentations.
•        Howard, Godfrey: Getting Through! – How To Make Words Work
•        Johnson, Michael: Business Buzzwords – The Tough New Jargon Of Modern Business
•        Rosenberg, Marjorie: Communicative Business Activities.
•        Language magazine: Business Spotlight (up from 2002).
•        Utley, Derek: Intercultural Resource Pack.
•        Wagner, Georg / Lloyd Zörner, Maureen: Technical Grammar and Vocabulary.
•        Zürl, Karl-Heinz: Modern Business English for Industrial Engineers.

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