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040028 UE English - Business Communication in the Second Foreign Language III (2019W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist strikt für Studierende der SPL 4 kontingentiert.

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 30 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 01.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 07.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 07.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 21.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 21.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 11.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Wednesday 11.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Friday 17.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 21.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 24.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 24.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Aims of the Course
On completion of the course, students will be able to
• give effective, well-structured and audience-friendly presentations in English;
• assess critically their own presentations and those given by others;
• plan and write effective, reader-friendly English paragraphs, using appropriate structuring and cohesive devices;
• understand the basic principles of argumentation in English, and apply them in presentations and reports;
• assess critically their own and others' paragraphs, in particular argumentational paragraphs.

Teaching
This course uses the following methods: lectures, small-group work, individual written feedback, peer feedback, discussions, vocabulary development, role plays, (video recorded) negotiations and their analysis.

Assessment and permitted materials

Business English III is assessed by means of
• Group Presentation (30%)
• Assignments & participation (30%)
• Final examination (40%)

No dictionaries or other reference materials are allowed in the exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Grading
The students will be awarded a grade on the basis of their overall percentage score (PS) as follows:
PS 60.5-70 → Grade 4
PS 70.5-80 → Grade 3
PS 80.5-90 → Grade 2
PS 90.5-100 → Grade 1

In order to pass the course, students must reach an overall percentage score (PS) of more than 60%.

According to university regulation, this course is "prüfungsimmanent", which means that in principle students must attend every class. Exceptionally, they may miss a maximum of two sessions.

Failure to attend the first session without prior notification will result in losing the place in the course.

Examination topics

Emmerson, Paul (2009): Business Vocabulary Builder. Macmillan Education.
Lecturer's handouts
All material covered in class

Reading list

Emmerson, Paul (2009): Business Vocabulary Builder. Macmillan Education.
Additional material compiled by the lecturer

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:19