Universität Wien FIND

040120 UE WI-SPR: Business English Preparatory Course (2019S)

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

Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist strikt für Studierende der SPL 4 kontingentiert.

Details

max. 50 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 06.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 13.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 20.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 27.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 03.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 10.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 08.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 15.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 22.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 29.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 05.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 12.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 19.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 26.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 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;
• give presentations in teams;
• participate in discussions.

Content
Your background and career
Your company
Your job
Issues in the workplace
Pay and benefits
Recruitment
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, team presentations with individual written feedback, listening comprehensions and role plays.

Assessment and permitted materials

The preparatory course is assessed by means of:
• Final Test (50%)
• Presentation (20%)
• Peer Feedback (10%)
• Participation (20%)

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%. The presentation is a compulsory component.

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.

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: Th 27.06.2019 16:07