International Business Studies FT
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First Foreign Language I

level of course unit

first cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students will:
improve their language proficiency and skills at B2 level;
lay the foundation for achieving level C1;
develop basic proficiency in using economic-based language.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not specified

course contents

In this course students will revise and build upon their B2 language skills to prepare them for the skills they will learn at C1 level. To prepare students for future language needs in the workplace, the course will incorporate both vocabulary and themes of economic English as well as the development of fundamental economic-related language proficiency. Detailed information on the course content can be found in the syllabus on Moodle.

recommended or required reading

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.
Laudut, N. et al. (2008) On y va 1-2, Kurs- und Arbeitsbuch, Hueber Verlag.
Französisch (B2):
Penfornis, J. (2004), 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


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Dr. Peter Hards, BA,Catherine Gschwentner, MA,Mag. Tomás Standún

year of study

1st year

recommended optional program components

not specified

course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not specified