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Second Foreign Language III

level of course unit

first cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

For the presentation of the skills to be learned in this module, a difference must be made at the beginning of their studies between students who have previous knowledge of the language in question and those who do not. This will make it possible to form different groups according to students’ skill levels as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR):


Level A2 groups: Students who have completed this module have acquired the A2 language skills and proficiency level outlined by the CEFR. This includes:
- understanding sentences and commonly used expressions associated with topics directly related to the student’s direct circumstances (e.g. personal information or information about his/her family, shopping, work, immediate surroundings);
- describing his/her background and education, immediate surroundings and other things associated with immediate needs in a simple way;
- making him/herself understood in simple, routine situations, both in general and work-related contexts, and which deal with a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and common topics.

Level B1 groups: Students who have completed this course have acquired the B1 language skills and proficiency level outlined by the CEFR. This includes:
- understanding the main points when clear, standard language is used and the focus is on familiar topics associated with work, school or leisure time;
- dealing with most language and culture-related situations typically encountered when travelling in a region where the language is spoken;
- expressing him/herself simply and coherently regarding familiar topics and areas of personal and/or professional interest;
- describing experiences, hopes and goals;
- making short statements to justify or explain his/her own views and plans.



Level B2 groups: Students who have completed this course have acquired the B2 language skills and proficiency level outlined by the CEFR. This includes:
- understanding the main content of complex texts on concrete and abstract topics as well as specialized discussions in his/her own primary area of specialization;
- communicating so spontaneously and fluently that a normal conversation with native speakers is easily possible without a great deal of effort on either side;
- expressing him/herself on a wide range of topics in a clear and detailed manner, explaining his/her position on a current issue and stating the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not specified

course contents

A2 Groups: In this course students will build upon the language skills and proficiency learned in the previous two semesters to develop their abilities to A2 level as defined by the CEFR. The course content will comprise specially selected topics to meet students’ language needs in future working situations. Detailed information on the course content can be found in the syllabus on Moodle.


B1 Groups: In this course students will build upon the language skills and proficiency learned in the previous two semesters to develop their abilities to B1 level as defined by the CEFR. The course content will comprise specially selected topics to meet students’ language needs in future working situations. Detailed information on the course content can be found in the syllabus on Moodle.


B2 Groups: In this course students will build upon the language skills and proficiency learned in the previous two semesters to develop their abilities to B2 level as defined by the CEFR. The course content will comprise specially selected topics to meet students’ language needs in future working situations. Detailed information on the course content can be found in the syllabus on Moodle.

recommended or required reading

Englisch:
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
Chinesisch (A2):
Zhang Xiaohui (2006) Chinese for managers, Foreign Languages and Research Press.
Spanisch (A2):
Martín Peris E./Sans N. (2014) Gente Hoy 1. Kurs- und Arbeitsbuch, Klett/Difusión.
Spanisch (B1):
Martín Peris E./Sans N. (2014) Gente Hoy 2. Kurs- und Arbeitsbuch, Klett/Difusión.
Französisch(A2-B1):
Laudut, N. et al. (2008) On y va 1-2, Kurs- und Arbeitsbuch, Hueber Verlag.
Französisch (B2):
Penfornis, J. (2004) Francais.com, Schüler- und Arbeitsbuch. Cle International.
Arabisch (A2):
Osman, N. (2005) Usrati - Lehrbuch für modernes Arabisch, Hueber

assessment methods and criteria

Written exam and/or scientific paper and/or presentation

language of instruction

respective language

number of ECTS credits allocated

4

planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered

3

name of lecturer(s)

Lourdes Enero Reneses, Lic, MA,Brigitte Schild-Meunier,Hui Gao

year of study

2nd year

recommended optional program components

not specified

course unit code

V.SP3.2

type of course unit

compulsory

mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable