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English I

level of course unit

first cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

English I-III (B2)

In this module, students acquire the language and develop the skills necessary for an occupation in the area of business with level B2 (CEFR) in English. They learn to:
• understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization.
• interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
• produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

English I (B2.1)
In this course, students:
• consolidate their level B1 language and skills
• form the basis of level B2
• acquire basic business language and develop skills


English I-III (C1)

In this module, students acquire the language and develop the skills necessary for an occupation in the area of business with level C1 (CEFR) in English. They learn to:
• understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning.
• express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
• use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
• produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.


English I (C1.1)
In this course, students:
• consolidate their level B2 language and skills
• form the basis of level C1
• acquire business language and develop skills

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

English I B2.1
In this course, students revise the language and skills from B1, and build on these in order to develop the necessary language skills for CEFR level B2. In order to meet the language needs of our graduates, business English topics and vocabulary are covered, while existing business language and skills are further developed. Further information on the course content can be found on Moodle under Syllabus.

English I C1.1
In this course, students revise the language and skills from B2, and build on these in order to develop the necessary language skills for CEFR level C1. In order to meet the language needs of our graduates, business English topics and vocabulary are covered, while existing business language and skills are further developed. Further information on the course content can be found on Moodle under Syllabus.

recommended or required reading

English I (B2.1)
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

English I (C1.1)
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

English B2.1 / Foreign Language
20% Class participation and Mid-term test 10% Listening comprehension 10% Reading comprehension 10% Spoken expression 50% Final written exam (grammar, vocabulary and written expression)

English C1.1
Assessment in this course consists of the following components: reading comprehension, listening comprehension, written expression and spoken expression as well as class participation.

language of instruction

English

number of ECTS credits allocated

4

planned learning activities and teaching methods

integrated course, case studies, discussion, group work

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered

1

name of lecturer(s)

Languages

year of study

first year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code

bb.ENG.1

type of course unit

compulsory

mode of delivery

in-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable