Business English Basics

• University Life • English as an International (Business) Language • Shopping and e-commerce • World of Work: organisational forms and structures, HR management processes (application, recruitment of new employees), management styles, industrial action • Grammar: English tenses (reported speech included), preposition use (frequent business prepositions), modal verbs, irregular verbs and nouns

Mode of delivery

face to face

Type

compulsory

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

Dubicka, Iwonna et al. (2019): Business Partners B2+, Pearson Education Limited. MacKenzie, Ian. (2010): English for Business Studies, Cambridge University Press, 3rd edition.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Communicative foreign language teaching (receptive and productive skills), discussion, flipped classroom, blended learning, quizzes, group and pair work for mini case studies.

Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assessment (contributions by students, presentation) and final written exam

Prerequisites and co-requisites

(Austrian) secondary school-leaving level English (B2)

Infos

Degree programme

Banking and Finance (Bachelor)

Cycle

Bachelor

ECTS Credits

3.00

Language of instruction

English

Curriculum

Part-Time

Academic year

2021

Semester

1 WS

Incoming

No

Learning outcome

After successful completion of the course, students can • name and explain economic terms related to the topics covered • describe and interpret general quantitative input (e.g. sales figures, trends) • present general economic processes and companies, • explain internal and external factors influencing businesses (e.g. stakeholders) • describe and explain methods of corporate management, • use terminology relevant to the subject, and apply general business language skills • apply their knowledge of English (business) grammar to business topics and situations • communicate formally and informally in writing • analyse and discuss mini-case studies on HR management.

Course code

0229-19-01-BB-DE-11