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Foreign Language II

level of course unit

B2 or C1 (CEFR)

Learning outcomes of course unit

Groups with target B2:
Within the context of this course, students acquire language skills and develop abilities at level B2 (CEFR) that are required for economically-oriented employment. With respect to level B2, students are able to understand the main content of complex texts on tangible and abstract topics as well as expert discussions in their own specialist field and communicate in a spontaneous and fluent manner so that conversations with native speakers are possible without much effort from both sides. Students can express themselves clearly in a detailed manner on a broad spectrum of topics, explain a viewpoint relating to current questions and state various advantageous and disadvantageous possibilities.

The following skills are acquired in the three courses that constitute the module:

Business English B2.2
Within the context of this course, students consolidate and learn language skills and abilities at level B2, apply these language skills and abilities in more complex, economically-oriented language situations and expand their economically-oriented vocabulary and knowledge.

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Groups with target C1:
Within the context of this course, students acquire language skills and develop abilities at level C1 (CEFR) that are required for economically-oriented employment in the international environment. In regard to level C1, they can understand a broad spectrum of demanding, longer texts and grasp implicit meanings as well as express themselves spontaneously and fluently without always having to search for words in a noticeable manner.
Students are able to effectively and flexibly use language in social, professional and academic life and express themselves clearly in a structured and detailed manner on complex topics while properly applying various means of text referencing.

The following skills are acquired in the three courses that constitute the module:

Business English C1.2
Within the context of this course, students consolidate and learn language skills and abilities at level C1, apply these in more complex economically-oriented language situations and expand their economically-oriented vocabulary and knowledge.

prerequisites and co-requisites

Module with target B2: Prerequisite level B1 (CEFR) Module with target C1: Prerequisite level B2 (CEFR)

course contents

Groups with target B2:
Within the context of this course, students build on language skills and knowledge acquired in the previous semester in order to further develop language skills at level B2 and apply these in more complex, economically-oriented written and oral language situations. Students expand their business vocabulary and knowledge in regard to relevant economic topics.

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Groups with target C1:
Within the context of this course, students build on language skills and knowledge acquired in the previous semester in order to further develop language skills at level C1 and apply these in more complex, economically-oriented written and oral language situations. Students expand their business vocabulary and knowledge in regard to relevant economic topics.

recommended or required reading

B2.2
Kursbuch – nach Vereinbarung;
Mascull, B. 2010. Business Vocabulary in Use Intermediate. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Emerson, P. 2010. Business Grammar Builder. 2nd ed. Oxford: Macmillan.
Foley, M. and Hall, D. 2012. MyGrammarLab Intermediate B1/B2. Harlow: Pearson. Authentische Materialien, z.B. aus englischsprachigen Zeitschriften (auch Fachzeitschriften), Zeitungen und Webseiten

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C1.2
Kursbuch – nach Vereinbarung;
Emmerson, P. 2007. Business English Handbook Advanced. Oxford: Macmillian.
Mascull, B. 2010. Business Vocabulary in Use Advanced. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Mascull, B. 2010. Business Vocabulary in Use Intermediate. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Hewings, M. 2013. Advanced Grammar in Use. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Foley, M. and Hall, D. 2012. MyGrammarLab Advanced C1/C2. Harlow: Pearson. Authentische Materialien, z.B. aus englischsprachigen Zeitschriften (auch Fachzeitschriften), Zeitungen und Webseiten

assessment methods and criteria

Groups with target B2:
20% participation and intermediary test, 10% listening comprehension, 10% reading comprehension,
10% oral expression, 50% written final exam (grammar, vocabulary and written production)

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Groups with target C1:
The performance of students for partial examinations (reading comprehension, listening comprehension, written expression, oral expression) and participation are

language of instruction

English

number of ECTS credits allocated

4

planned learning activities and teaching methods

Integrative course

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered

2

name of lecturer(s)

N.N.

year of study

1

recommended optional program components

Not specified

course unit code

V.SPR.02

type of course unit

Compulsory lecture

mode of delivery

Integrative course

work placement(s)

Not applicable