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040092 UE WI-SPR: Business English Preparatory Course (2016W)

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

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Details

max. 60 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 04.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 11.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 18.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 25.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 08.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 15.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 22.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 29.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 06.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 13.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 10.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 17.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 24.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 31.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Aims of the course
On completion of the course, students will be able to
• read and understand English texts on an intermediate level;
• understand and apply business English vocabulary and terminology on an intermediate level;
• participate in discussions.

Content
Your background and career
Your company
Your job
Issues in the workplace
Pay and benefits
Recruitment
Management styles and qualities
Inside a factory
The business cycle
The economy
Global issues for the 21st century

Teaching methods
This course will use the following methods: lectures, small-group work, discussions, vocabulary development and reinforcement of grammatical structures, listening comprehensions, role plays and peer-to-peer coaching.

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. If they miss more than two sessions without good cause, they automatically fail.

The preparatory course is assessed by means of:
• Final Test (70%)
• Oral Exam (30%)

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.
Additional Material compiled by the lecturer.

Reading list

Emmerson, Paul (2009): Business Vocabulary Builder. Macmillan Education.
Emmerson, Paul (2010): Business Grammar Builder. Macmillan Education.
Additional Material compiled by the lecturer.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:28