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

Type

compulsory

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 and presentation, quizzes, eLearning, written final exam)

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Required literature will be communicated at the beginning of the course. (BEWE)

Infos

Degree programme

European Economy and Business Management (English)

Cycle

Bachelor

ECTS Credits

2.00

Language of instruction

English

Curriculum

Full-Time

Academic year

2021

Semester

2 SS

Incoming

No

Learning outcome

After successful completion of the course, students can: • understand and apply situation- and topic-appropriate vocabulary orally and in writing • 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 • write CVs, cover letters and business reports The learning outcomes of this course contribute mainly to the following (international) programme learning outcomes: LO 1.4/ ILO 4 LO2.1/ ILO 5 LO 2.2/ ILO 6 LO4.3/ ILO 8

Course code

1389-20-01-VZ-DE-21