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040062 UE WI-SPR: Business English I (2016W)

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

Summary

1 Horowitz , Moodle
2 Horowitz , Moodle
3 Horowitz , Moodle

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).
Registration information is available for each group.

Groups

Group 1

Admission
This course is designed specifically for students of (International) Business Administration at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics. These students have priority over students studying at other faculties.
Successful completion of the introductory and orientation period (STEOP) is a necessary prerequisite for registration.

max. 50 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 03.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 10.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 17.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 24.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 31.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 07.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 14.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 21.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 28.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 05.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 12.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 09.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 16.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 23.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 30.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß

Group 2

max. 50 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 04.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 11.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 18.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 25.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 08.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 15.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 22.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 29.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 06.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 13.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 10.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 17.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 24.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 31.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock

Group 3

max. 50 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 05.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 12.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 19.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 09.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 16.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 23.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 30.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 07.12. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 14.12. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 11.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 18.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 25.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

1 Introduction, administration
2 Management and management styles
3 Work and motivation
4 Managing across cultures
5 Recruitment and pay
6 Midterm test
7 The different sectors of the economy and manufacturing
8 Production, procurement and supply chain management
9 Logistics
10 Marketing and sales
11 The 4 Ps
12 Marketing management and advertising
13 Review
14 Final test

Assessment and permitted materials

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.

Business English I is assessed by means of
• Midterm Test (30%)
• Final Test (70%)
In order to pass the course, participants must reach an overall percentage score (PS) of more than 60%.
No dictionaries or other reference materials are allowed in the exam.

he 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

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

On completion of the course, students will be able to
• read and understand English texts on a B2 level of the Common European Framework (http://www.coe.int/t/DG4/Portfolio/?L=E&M=/main_pages/levels.html);
• understand and apply business English vocabulary and terminology from the fields of management; human resources; production and operations; sales, marketing and advertising;
• translate those terms into German and vice versa;
• participate in discussions on those fields;
• produce effective business communications (emails, covering letters, CVs, telephoning).

Examination topics

This course uses the following methods: lectures, small-group work, discussions, vocabulary development and reinforcement of grammatical structures, listening comprehensions, role plays and case studies.

Reading list

Emmerson, Paul (2009): Business Vocabulary Builder. Macmillan Education.
Emmerson, Paul (2010): Business Grammar Builder. Macmillan Education.
MacKenzie, Ian (2010): English for Business Studies. CUP.
Additional material compiled by the lecturer

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:28