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040063 UE Business English II (2016W)

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

Summary

1 Kerbler , Moodle
2 Kerbler , Moodle
3 Horowitz , Moodle
4 Kerbler , Moodle
5 Horowitz , Moodle

Registration/Deregistration

Registration information is available for each group.

Groups

Group 1

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.

In order to take Business English II, students must have passed Business English I.

max. 30 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 05.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 12.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 19.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 09.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 16.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 23.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 30.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 07.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 14.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 11.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 18.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 25.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock

Aims, contents and method of the course

Aims of the course
On completion of the course, students will be able to
• read and understand upper-intermediate Business English texts;
• understand and apply business English vocabulary and terminology from the fields of management, company finance, financial markets, international trade, CSR, taxation, economic policy;
• translate those terms into German and vice versa;
• participate in discussions on those fields;
• produce communicatively effective written business texts (graph descriptions; business reports and proposals);
• give presentations in teams.

Content
Introduction
Banking/Referencing
Stocks and bonds/Presentations
Venture capital/Prepositions
Accounting and financial statements/Linkers
Market structure, competition and takeovers /Business trends
Government and taxation/Graph descriptions
The business cycle/Phrasal verbs
Corporate social responsibility/Gerund and infinitive
Exchange rates/Business reports
International trade/Business proposals
Women in business

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

Group 2

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.

In order to take Business English II, students must have passed Business English I.

max. 30 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 04.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 11.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 18.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 25.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 08.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 15.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 22.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 29.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 06.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 13.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 10.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 17.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 24.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 31.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß

Aims, contents and method of the course

Aims of the course
On completion of the course, students will be able to
• read and understand upper-intermediate Business English texts;
• understand and apply business English vocabulary and terminology from the fields of management, company finance, financial markets, international trade, CSR, taxation, economic policy;
• translate those terms into German and vice versa;
• participate in discussions on those fields;
• produce communicatively effective written business texts (graph descriptions; business reports and proposals);
• give presentations in teams.

Content
Introduction
Banking/Referencing
Stocks and bonds/Presentations
Venture capital/Prepositions
Accounting and financial statements/Linkers
Market structure, competition and takeovers /Business trends
Government and taxation/Graph descriptions
The business cycle/Phrasal verbs
Corporate social responsibility/Gerund and infinitive
Exchange rates/Business reports
International trade/Business proposals
Women in business

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

Group 3

max. 30 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 04.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 11.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 18.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 25.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 08.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 15.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 22.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 29.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 06.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 13.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 10.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 17.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 24.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 31.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock

Group 4

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.
In order to take Business English II, students must have passed Business English I.

max. 30 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 05.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 12.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 19.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 09.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 16.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 23.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 30.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 07.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 14.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 11.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 18.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 25.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß

Aims, contents and method of the course

Aims of the course
On completion of the course, students will be able to
• read and understand upper-intermediate Business English texts;
• understand and apply business English vocabulary and terminology from the fields of management, company finance, financial markets, international trade, CSR, taxation, economic policy;
• translate those terms into German and vice versa;
• participate in discussions on those fields;
• produce communicatively effective written business texts (graph descriptions; business reports and proposals);
• give presentations in teams.

Content
Introduction
Banking/Referencing
Stocks and bonds/Presentations
Venture capital/Prepositions
Accounting and financial statements/Linkers
Market structure, competition and takeovers /Business trends
Government and taxation/Graph descriptions
The business cycle/Phrasal verbs
Corporate social responsibility/Gerund and infinitive
Exchange rates/Business reports
International trade/Business proposals
Women in business

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

Group 5

max. 30 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 05.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Wednesday 12.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Wednesday 19.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Wednesday 09.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Wednesday 16.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Wednesday 23.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Wednesday 30.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Wednesday 07.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Wednesday 14.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Wednesday 11.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Wednesday 18.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Wednesday 25.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock

Information

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 three sessions.

Business English II is assessed by means of
• Presentation (30%)
• Final Test (70%)

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, students must reach an overall percentage score (PS) of more than 60%.

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

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