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040062 UE WI-SPR: Business English I (2021W)

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

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 served).
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.

Please note that you must provide proof of B2 level English in order to to be able to register for Business English I. Further details can be found here: https://www.wirtschaftssprachen.univie.ac.at/studium/englisch/zulassungsvoraussetzungen/

max. 50 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Derzeit ist eine hybride Durchführung der Lehrveranstaltung geplant.
Die Einheit vom 13.12. wird als synchrone Onlinelehre gefürt. Das heißt, die Einheit wird zu den regulären Kurszeiten auf Zoom stattfinden. Genauere Informationen finden Sie auf Moodle.

Monday 04.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 11.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 18.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Monday 25.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Monday 08.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 15.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 22.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Monday 29.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Monday 06.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Monday 13.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Monday 10.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Monday 17.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Monday 24.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital

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;
• participate in discussions in the above fields;
• produce effective business communications (e.g. emails, covering letters).

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

Mode of instruction: currently planned as hybrid, but please keep an eye out for updates.

Should it be necessary to hold the course digitally, it will be done mainly (via moodle) via the following methods:
Online sessions specifically designed for self-study.
This will include audio-visual content, reading and listening comprehension exercises based on current affairs, group work, presentations, online discussions in forums, peer assessment, vocabulary development and reinforcement of grammatical structures, case studies and online quizzes.

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

Group 2

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.

Please note that you must provide proof of B2 level English in order to to be able to register for Business English I. Further details can be found here: https://www.wirtschaftssprachen.univie.ac.at/studium/englisch/zulassungsvoraussetzungen/

max. 50 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Derzeit ist eine hybride Durchführung der Lehrveranstaltung geplant.
Die Einheit vom 13.12. wird als synchrone Onlinelehre gefürt. Das heißt, die Einheit wird zu den regulären Kurszeiten auf Zoom stattfinden. Genauere Informationen finden Sie auf Moodle.

Monday 04.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 11.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 18.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 25.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 08.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 15.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 22.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 29.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 06.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 13.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 10.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 17.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 24.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital

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;
• participate in discussions in the above fields;
• produce effective business communications (e.g. emails, covering letters).

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

Mode of instruction: currently planned as hybrid, but please keep an eye out for updates.

Should it be necessary to hold the course digitally, it will be done mainly (via moodle) via the following methods:
Online sessions specifically designed for self-study.
This will include audio-visual content, reading and listening comprehension exercises based on current affairs, group work, presentations, online discussions in forums, peer assessment, vocabulary development and reinforcement of grammatical structures, case studies and online quizzes.

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. Cambridge University Press.
Additional material compiled by the lecturer

Group 3

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.

Please note that you must provide proof of B2 level English in order to to be able to register for Business English I. Further details can be found here: https://www.wirtschaftssprachen.univie.ac.at/studium/englisch/zulassungsvoraussetzungen/

max. 50 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Derzeit ist eine hybride Durchführung der Lehrveranstaltung geplant.
Die Einheit vom 15.12. wird als synchrone Onlinelehre gefürt. Das heißt, die Einheit wird zu den regulären Kurszeiten auf Zoom stattfinden. Genauere Informationen finden Sie auf Moodle.

Wednesday 06.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 13.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 20.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 27.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 03.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 10.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 17.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 24.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 01.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 15.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 12.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 19.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 26.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital

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;
• participate in discussions in the above fields;
• produce effective business communications (e.g. emails, covering letters).

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

Mode of instruction: currently planned as hybrid, but please keep an eye out for updates.

Should it be necessary to hold the course digitally, it will be done mainly (via moodle) via the following methods:
Online sessions specifically designed for self-study.
This will include audio-visual content, reading and listening comprehension exercises based on current affairs, group work, presentations, online discussions in forums, peer assessment, vocabulary development and reinforcement of grammatical structures, case studies and online quizzes.

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. Cambridge University Press.
Additional material compiled by the lecturer

Group 4

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.

Please note that you must provide proof of B2 level English in order to to be able to register for Business English I. Further details can be found here: https://www.wirtschaftssprachen.univie.ac.at/studium/englisch/zulassungsvoraussetzungen/

max. 50 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Derzeit ist eine hybride Durchführung der Lehrveranstaltung geplant.
Die Einheit vom 15.12. wird als synchrone Onlinelehre gefürt. Das heißt, die Einheit wird zu den regulären Kurszeiten auf Zoom stattfinden. Genauere Informationen finden Sie auf Moodle.

Wednesday 06.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 13.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 20.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Wednesday 27.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Wednesday 03.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 10.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 17.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Wednesday 24.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Wednesday 01.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Wednesday 15.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Wednesday 12.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Wednesday 19.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Wednesday 26.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital

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;
• participate in discussions in the above fields;
• produce effective business communications (e.g. emails, covering letters).

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

Mode of instruction: currently planned as hybrid, but please keep your eye out for updates.

Should it be necessary to hold the course digitally, it will be done mainly (via moodle) via the following methods:
Online sessions specifically designed for self-study.
This will include audio-visual content, reading and listening comprehension exercises based on current affairs, group work, presentations, online discussions in forums, peer assessment, vocabulary development and reinforcement of grammatical structures, case studies and online quizzes.

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. Cambridge University Press.
Additional material compiled by the lecturer

Group 5

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.

Please note that you must provide proof of B2 level English in order to to be able to register for Business English I. Further details can be found here: https://www.wirtschaftssprachen.univie.ac.at/studium/englisch/zulassungsvoraussetzungen/

max. 50 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Derzeit ist eine hybride Durchführung der Lehrveranstaltung geplant.
Die Einheit vom 15.12. wird als synchrone Onlinelehre gefürt. Das heißt, die Einheit wird zu den regulären Kurszeiten auf Zoom stattfinden. Genauere Informationen finden Sie auf Moodle.

Wednesday 06.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 13.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 20.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Wednesday 27.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Wednesday 03.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 10.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 17.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Wednesday 24.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Wednesday 01.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Wednesday 15.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Wednesday 12.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Wednesday 19.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Wednesday 26.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital

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;
• participate in discussions in the above fields;
• produce effective business communications (e.g. emails, covering letters).

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

Mode of instruction: currently planned as hybrid, but please keep an eye out for updates.

Should it be necessary to hold the course digitally, it will be done mainly (via moodle) via the following methods:
Online sessions specifically designed for self-study.
This will include audio-visual content, reading and listening comprehension exercises based on current affairs, group work, presentations, online discussions in forums, peer assessment, vocabulary development and reinforcement of grammatical structures, case studies and online quizzes.

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

Information

Assessment and permitted materials

Business English I is assessed by means of

Midterm Test (25%) online through Moodle
Final Test (65%)
online quizzes (10%) online through Moodle

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

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 (for information on how this applies when the course is taught in a digital format, please see below). 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.

The course is currently planned for a hybrid mode, but please be aware of the following, if this course has to be switched to a digital format through Moodle. If this course is held digitally, your physical presence is not required, but you are expected to actively participate online by completing weekly sessions through Moodle. Completing these weekly sessions is mandatory and if you fail to actively participate (e.g. post to forums, upload assignments…) for more than two sessions this will result in a fail.

You are expected to complete weekly homework and online tasks (for instance, contribute to class discussions and forums, upload specific assignments, etc). These will only be available for a limited time period (usually one week). Please note that late submissions will not be accepted. Failure to actively participate in the course online (that means if you make no submissions for more than two sessions) will result in a fail.

All communication will be done through Moodle, so it is your responsibility to check your messages regularly.

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

Association in the course directory

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