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040062 UE WI-SPR: Business English I (2019W)

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

Summary

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

Friday 04.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 11.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 18.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 25.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 08.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 15.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 22.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 29.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 06.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 13.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 10.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 17.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 24.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 31.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Assessment and permitted materials

Business English I is assessed by means of

Mid-TermTest (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.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

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, participants 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.

Group 2

max. 50 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 04.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 11.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 18.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 25.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 08.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 15.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 22.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 29.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 06.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 13.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 10.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 17.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 24.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 31.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Assessment and permitted materials

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.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

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, participants 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.

Group 3

max. 50 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 04.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 11.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 18.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 25.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 08.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 15.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 22.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 29.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 06.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 13.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 10.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 17.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 24.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 31.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß

Assessment and permitted materials

Business English I is assessed by means of

Mid-TermTest (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.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

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, participants 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.

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

On completion of the course, students will be able to
• read and understand English texts on a B2 level of the Common European Framework;
• understand and apply business English vocabulary and terminology from fields like 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).

Content
Management / Work and motivation / Present and past tenses
Company structure / Managing across cultures / Future; passive
Recruitment / Modals; questions / Covering letters
The different sectors of the economy / Conditionals
Production / Gerund and infinitive
Logistics / Make, do, have & get
Products / Pronouns, determiners and possessives
Marketing / Articles
Advertising / Adjectives and adverbs; comparisons
Sales / Linkers / Emails

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

Examination topics

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

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 15:19