Business English I


  • market research and international marketing, brands, management and mentoring, mobile banking, managing money, environmental and cyber challenges, challenges at the workplace, intercultural management, secondments abroad, relocation and retention
  • Business Correspondence: e-mails, letters, graphs, social media, summarising findings
  • Skills: dealing with questions, collaborating, defending your ideas, managing challenging conversations, giving feedback on performance, appraisals
  • Grammar: verb tenses (active and passive), noun compounds/ phrases/ combinations, describing trends, multiword verbs, reported speech, adverbs and adjectives, defining and non-defining relative clauses, question tags, cleft sentences, linking phrases and words, inversion

Mode of delivery

face to face



Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

Dubicka, Iwonna et al. Business Partner B2+. Coursebook. DACH Edition. Harlow: Pearson Education Limited. 2019 Barral, Irene. Lizzie Wright. Business Partner B2+. Workbook. Harlow: Pearson Education Limited. 2020

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Face-to-face learning (input, discussions, role plays, presentations, written activities), case-studies, distance learning, blended learning, support through various media

Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assessment (=participation & performance, assignments 32.5%, presentation 9%, quizzes 48%, e-learning 10.5%)

Prerequisites and co-requisites

English CEFR Level B2


Degree programme

European Economy and Business Management (English)



ECTS Credits


Language of instruction




Academic year



1 WS



Learning outcome

After successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Apply situation- and topic-appropriate vocabulary orally and in writing, also in regards to topical international and sustainable developments
  • Correctly use basic and advanced English grammar
  • Read and debate about current topics
  • Communicate successfully in a variety of business-related situations
  • Carry out a needs analysis using leading and opening questions
  • Deal with questions (respond to questions, propose a change)
  • Brainstorm and promote collaboration in a meeting
  • Present and defend ideas
  • Describe consequences
  • Manage challenging conversations
  • Write different types of e-mails, and graph descriptions

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