Compulsory Elective Language 4

Communicative teaching: professional and common situations are envisaged at the following levels:
Spanish for beginners (A2), Spanish with previous knowledge (B1).
Russian for beginners (A2), Russian with previous knowledge (B1)
Russian and Spanish:

  • Reading comprehension: Understanding personal letters, information, and reports on everyday activities. Global comprehension of very simply written general information texts. simple newspaper articles and general advertisements. Professional environment: Reservations. Searching and finding information in authentic documents, e. g. brochures and websites.
  • Listening: Global reading comprehension of narratives and reports on familiar topics when spoken clearly. Understand simple instructions. Understand telephone conversations. Vocational: Understand telephone conversations.
  • Written expression: writing short and simple notes and messages, personal letters about everyday life, travel and plans. Professional environment: write and answer informal, short business correspondence and emails. Confirm and decline appointments. Oral interaction: following and responding to conversation on familiar topics. Extending, accepting, and declining invitations. Expressing preferences and agreement. Have a conversation about the weather, travel, or everyday life. Professional environment: use simple pre-structured sentences to make telephone calls and arrange appointments.
  • Oral production: report on experiences and events. Giving information about family, everyday life, leisure. Professional environment: usual professional activities, etc. Present own profession or company. (exemplary A2)
For more detailed information on the teaching content corresponding to these levels see detailed course programme.

Mode of delivery

face to face

Type

compulsory

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

Russian for beginners:
Tamara Blum / Elena Gorelova (2020): Weg zum Erfolg 1. Russisch für Alltag und Beruf. Wien, facultas. wuv. (Kursbuch und Arbeitsbuch)
Russian with previous knowledge:
Tamara Blum / Elena Gorelova. Weg zum Erfolg 2. Russisch für Alltag und Beruf. Wien, 2016, facultas.wuv. (Kursbuch und Arbeitsbuch)
Spanish for beginners:
Peris/Sans, Gente (2020): Hoy 1 - Lehrbuch mit Audio CD, Klett Verlag.
Peris/Sans, Gente (2020): Hoy 1 - Arbeitsbuch mit Audio CD, Klett Verlag.
Spanish with previous knowledge:
Peris/Sans, Gente (2020): Hoy 2 - Lehrbuch mit Audio CD, Klett Verlag.
Peris/Sans, Gente (2020): Hoy 2 - Arbeitsbuch mit Audio CD, Klett Verlag.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The four skills: listening, reading, writing, oral interaction and production. Practical exercises, discussions, role plays, simulations, pair and work, class discussion. Exercises in Moodle: Aula Virtual

Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assessment
External language certificates can be acquired on a voluntary basis and, consequently, the courses will be finished by mid-May OR

  • Written final exam 50%
  • Oral exam 20%
  • Participation in class 30%: listening comprehension, Moodle exercises on Aula Virtual, assignments
Assessment criteria: completeness of answers, linguistic accuracy and comprehensibility of written and oral communication and interaction

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Module "Spanish / Russian 1" plus teaching content 3rd semester

Infos

Degree programme

Logistics & Transport Management (Bachelor)

Cycle

Bachelor

ECTS Credits

3.00

Language of instruction

German

Curriculum

Part-Time

Academic year

2024

Semester

4 SS

Incoming

Yes

Learning outcome

After successful completion of the course, students with no previous knowledge (A2) can

  • reproduce elementary personal letters, information, and reports on everyday activities
  • search and find information in authentic documents, e. g. brochures and websites
  • explain narratives and reports on familiar topics when spoken clearly and conduct telephone conversations
  • write short and simple notes and messages, personal letters about everyday life, travel, and plans,
  • follow and respond to conversations on familiar topics
  • issue, accept or decline invitations
  • express preferences and agreement
After successful completion of the course, students with previous knowledge (B1) can
  • produce general texts describing feelings, events and wishes
  • interpret radio and television programmes when clear standard language is used
  • reproduce the content of a professional speech
  • write personal letters to tell a story or give a short personal statement
  • write simple texts on topics of interest.
  • reproduce the content of meetings in a professional context: write reports and informative letters or CVs
  • participate in informal and formal situations
  • report on familiar topics and express his/her opinion/point of view on them
  • present products, the company
  • present advantages and disadvantages and answer questions.

Course code

0391-21-01-BB-DE-44