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Business English I (E)

level of course unit

B2-C1+ (CEFR)

Learning outcomes of course unit

The module is designed according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Within the framework of the module, the students will acquire the language and communication skills required for business-oriented professional or academic activity.

The following competencies are taught according to the CEFR, i.e., after completion of the module, successful graduates will have mastered the following skills in the target language:

Business English for professional and academic purposes (B2-C1+): Independent language use to expert, fluent communication skills

prerequisites and co-requisites

Secure B1 level in English or recommendation of support measures

course contents

The language module integrated into the degree program curriculum is designed according to the methodological principles of a communicative, action-oriented approach.

The competence level of the module is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), and a central objective is that students increase their communication skills by at least one level.

In addition, there is a clear focus on acquiring academic and business-oriented skills in the target language.

B2-C1+ Independent language use to expert, fluent communication skills

recommended or required reading

Coursebook - by arrangement; authentic materials, e.g., journals (including specialist journals), newspapers, and online media in the target language

assessment methods and criteria

Portfolio with various components:
- Various assessments (reading comprehension, listening comprehension, written expression, oral expression)
- Various tasks and documentation of achievements, including contributions to group work, course units, and critical reflection on learning outcomes

language of instruction

foreign language

number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Blended Learning

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Competence Center Languages

year of study


recommended optional program components


course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


work placement(s)