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040131 UE WI-SPR: Business English I (2019S)

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

Summary

1 Avery-Zedlacher , Moodle
3 Avery-Zedlacher , Moodle
4 Avery-Zedlacher , Moodle

Registration/Deregistration

Registration information is available for each group.

Groups

Group 1

Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist strikt für Studierende der SPL 4 kontingentiert.

max. 50 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The Final Test is on Wednesday, 26 June at 15.00. Hörsaal 1 and 4.

Tuesday 05.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 19.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 26.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 02.04. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 09.04. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 11.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 12.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 14.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 17.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 21.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 28.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 04.06. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 18.06. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 25.06. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 26.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Hörsaal 4 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.

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. Cambridge University Press.
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. Cambridge University Press.
Additional material compiled by the lecturer

Group 2

Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist strikt für Studierende der SPL 4 kontingentiert.

max. 50 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 06.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 13.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 20.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 27.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 03.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 10.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 08.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 15.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 22.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 29.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 05.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 12.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 19.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 26.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 03.07. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.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.

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

Group 3

Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist strikt für Studierende der SPL 4 kontingentiert.

max. 50 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The Final Test is on Wednesday, 26 June at 15.00. Hörsaal 1 and 4.

Thursday 07.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 14.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 21.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 28.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 04.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 05.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 11.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 12.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 16.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 23.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 06.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 13.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 27.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3 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.

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. Cambridge University Press.
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. Cambridge University Press.
Additional material compiled by the lecturer

Group 4

Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist strikt für Studierende der SPL 4 kontingentiert.

max. 50 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The Final Test is on Wednesday, 26 June at 15.00. Hörsaal 1 and 4.

Thursday 07.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 14.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 21.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 28.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 04.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 05.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 11.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 12.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 16.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 23.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 06.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 13.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 27.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.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.

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. Cambridge University Press.
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. Cambridge University Press.
Additional material compiled by the lecturer

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.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:28