Business English II

Topics: recruitment (job postings, applications, CVs, cover letters, job interviews), strategic alliances, business partnerships, business strategy, risk, risk in investment, credit risk, decision-making Business Correspondence: e-mails (negotiating with external partners, apologies, commercial: customer/supplier sequence, inquiries and orders, discussing terms, asking for payment), business reports, CVs and cover letters Skills: presentations, job interviews, appraisals, dealing with conflict, analysing and dealing with risk, influencing decisions Grammar: linking words and phrases, text-reference, modal verbs and modal past, dependent prepositions, conditionals, gerund/ to-infinitive

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), cast-studies, distance learning, blended learning, support through various media

Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assessment (=participation & performance, assignments 41%, presentation 9%, quiz 40%, e-learning 10%)

Prerequisites and co-requisites

English CEFR Level B2


Degree programme

European Economy and Business Management (English)



ECTS Credits


Language of instruction




Academic year



2 SS



Learning outcome

After successful completion of the course, students can:

  • 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 •diffuse conflict in a conversation
  • participate in and conduct job interviews
  • analyse and deal with risk
  • influence decisions
  • convincingly present information on a business-related topic (international case studies)
  • write CVs, cover letters and business reports

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