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040131 UE WI-SPR: Business English I (2020S)

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

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 serve).
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

Midterm: FR 24.04.2020 15.00-16.30 Ort: online via moodle
Endterm: FR 19.06.2020 16.00-18.15 Ort: online via moodle
Nachtest: FR 26.06.2020 09.30-11:15 Ort: online via moodle

Please note that as of 11.03.2020 the course is taught via moodle. Please make sure that you have access to this course online as all content and instructions will be posted on moodle.

Monday 02.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 09.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 16.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 23.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 30.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 24.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 27.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 04.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 11.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 15.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 15.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 18.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 25.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 08.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 19.06. 16:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 22.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 26.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Assessment and permitted materials

Mid-TermTest (25%)
Final Test (65%)
Participation and homework (10%) - Since the course is taught via moodle, please make sure to regularly participate in all forum discussions and activities (including the submissions of assignments on moodle) - This will make up your participation grade.

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

Midterm: FR 24.04.2020 15.00-16.30 Ort: online via Moodle
Endterm: FR 19.06.2020 16.00-18.15 Ort: online via moodle
Nachtest: FR 26.06.2020 09.30-11:15 Ort: online via moodle

Please note that as of 11.03.2020 the course is taught via moodle. Please make sure that you have access to this course online as all content and instructions will be posted on moodle.

Monday 02.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 09.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 16.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 23.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 30.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 27.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 04.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 11.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 18.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 25.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 08.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 22.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß

Assessment and permitted materials

Mid-TermTest (25%)
Final Test (65%)
Participation and homework (10%) - Since the course is taught via moodle, please make sure to regularly participate in all forum discussions and activities (including the submissions of assignments on moodle) - This will make up your participation grade.

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

Midterm: FR 24.04.2020 15.00-16.30 Ort: online via Moodle
Endterm: FR 19.06.2020 16.00-18.15 Ort: tbc
Nachtest: FR 26.06.2020 09.30-11:15 Ort: tbc

Please note that as of 11.03.2020 the course is taught via moodle. Please make sure that you have access to this course online as all content and instructions will be posted on moodle.

Friday 06.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 13.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 20.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 27.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 03.04. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 08.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 15.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 22.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 29.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 05.06. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 12.06. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 26.06. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Assessment and permitted materials

Mid-TermTest (25%)
Final Test (65%)
Participation and homework (10%) - Since the course is taught via moodle, please make sure to regularly participate in all forum discussions and activities (including the submissions of assignments on moodle) - This will make up your participation grade.

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

Midterm: FR 24.04.2020 15.00-16.30 Ort: online via Moodle
Endterm: FR 19.06.2020 16.00-18.15 Ort: tbc
Nachtest: FR 26.06.2020 09.30-11:15 Ort: tbc

Please note that as of 11.03.2020 the course is taught via moodle. Please make sure that you have access to this course online as all content and instructions will be posted on moodle.

Friday 06.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 13.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 20.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 27.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 03.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 08.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 15.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 22.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 29.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 05.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 12.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 19.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Assessment and permitted materials

Mid-TermTest (25%)
Final Test (65%)
Participation and homework (10%) - Since the course is taught via moodle, please make sure to regularly participate in all forum discussions and activities (including the submissions of assignments on moodle) - This will make up your participation grade.
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 / 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

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 15:19