English - English for Business Management - Strategies Module C1

Module SZ0449

This Module is offered by Language Center.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of WS 2013/4

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

available module versions
SS 2014WS 2013/4

Basic Information

SZ0449 is a module in language at which is offered irregularly.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of language courses as soft-skill courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
90 h  h 3 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions

Content

Authentic texts and case studies from the fields of business and economics form the basis of the course and exercises. Topics covered include: Advertising; Tourism; Brands, Organization, Change and Money. Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking skills will be practiced in classroom activities relating to these topics. Grammar and vocabulary building form part of the core of each topic module.

Learning Outcome

To enable students to: a) expand general and specialized business vocabulary b) enhance general communicative and grammatical competence c) gain confidence in discussing and arguing business topics d) produce a written business report in appropriate format, style and register

Preconditions

Students should have a minimum course entry level equivalent to CER C1

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

a) Students will be expected to complete weekly written homework as well as a longer written assignment (business style report) during the course b) Classroom activities will be planned around topic areas and will incorporate pair work and group work c) Tutorial support will be provided following draft submission of written assignment

Media

Powerpoint presentations to accompany lectures; Printed handouts; Audio and video recordings from a variety of sources; Written and spoken exercises from a variety of sources

Literature

(supplementary) Market Leader: Advanced Level Coursebook. Communicating in Business: A Short Course for Business English Students (2004) Sweeney, S.

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Class Participation (including Written Homework Assignments, In-Class Writing) 25%; Brief Presentation and/or Writing Assignment (to be revised) 25%; Final Written Examination 50%. Regular attendance and active participation in class are required.

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