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foreign language II

level of course unit

Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

English B2 ********************************* Graduates are able to: - understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization. - express themselves with such a degree of fluency and spontaneity that it is possible hold a normal conversation with native speakers without major difficulties for either party. - write clear and detailed texts on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options. English C1 ********************************* Graduates are able to: - understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts and recognize implicit meaning. - express themselves fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. - use language effectively and flexibly for social, professional and academic purposes. - write clear, well-structured and detailed texts on complex subjects, showing controlled use of a range of text connectors. Spanish / French / Italian / Russian / Chinese / Arabic A2 ********************************* Graduates are able to: - understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. personal and family information, shopping, employment and local geography). - describe in simple terms aspects of their background and education, immediate environment and matters connected to immediate needs. - communicate in simple and routine situations in general and professional contexts requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Spanish / French / Italian / Russian / Chinese / Arabic B1 ********************************* Graduates are able to: - understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. - deal, both on a language and on an intercultural level, with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. - produce simple connected texts both on topics which are familiar and on personal and professional areas of interest. - describe experiences, events, hopes and ambitions. - briefly give reasons or explanations for plans and opinions. Spanish / French / Italian / Russian / Chinese / Arabic B2 ********************************* Graduates are able to: - understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization. - express themselves with such a degree of fluency and spontaneity that it is possible hold a normal conversation with native speakers without major difficulties for either party. - produce clear, detailed texts on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

prerequisites and co-requisites

If students' highest language level achieved for English is B1 (CEFR), they should enroll in "Business English B2"; if students' highest language level for English is B2 (CEFR), they should enroll in "Business English C1". If students can give proof of English level C1 (CEFR), they can select one of the following languages: "Spanish / French / Italian / Chinese / Russian / Arabic". The appropriate foreign language module is chosen in the first semester and is maintained for the following two semesters.

course contents

English B2 ********************************* In this course students build on the language skills and knowledge acquired in the previous semester in order to further develop their language competence at level B2 and to use it in more complex business-related written and oral situations. Students expand their business vocabulary and knowledge of relevant topics. English C1 ********************************* In this course students build on the language skills and knowledge acquired in the previous semester in order to further develop their language competence at level C1 and to use it in more complex business-related written and oral situations. Students expand their business vocabulary and knowledge of relevant topics. Spanish / French / Italian / Russian / Chinese / Arabic A2 ********************************* In this course students build on last semester’s language acquisition and acquire language knowledge as well as develop skills for CEFR level A2. Work-related language needs of graduates are met by focusing on respective contents and by tackling a selection of respective topics. Spanish / French / Italian / Russian / Chinese / Arabic B1 ********************************* In this course students build on last semester’s language acquisition and acquire further language knowledge as well as develop skills for CEFR level B1. Work-related language needs of graduates are met by focusing on respective contents and by tackling a selection of respective topics. Spanish / French / Italian / Russian / Chinese / Arabic B1 ********************************* In this course students build on last semester’s language acquisition and acquire further language knowledge as well as develop skills for CEFR level B2. Work-related language needs of graduates are met by focusing on respective contents and by tackling a selection of respective topics.

recommended or required reading

Englisch B2
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- Mascull, B. 2010. Business Vocabulary in Use Intermediate. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Emerson, P. 2010. Business Grammar Builder. 2nd ed. Oxford: Macmillan.
- Foley, M. and Hall, D. 2012. MyGrammarLab Intermediate B1/B2. Harlow: Pearson

Englisch C1
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- Emmerson, P. 2007. Business English Handbook Advanced. Oxford: Macmillian.
- Mascull, B. 2010. Business Vocabulary in Use Advanced. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Mascull, B. 2010. Business Vocabulary in Use Intermediate. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Hewings, M. 2013. Advanced Grammar in Use. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Foley, M. and Hall, D. 2012. MyGrammarLab Advanced C1/C2. Harlow: Pearson

Spanisch / Französisch / Italienisch / Chinesisch / Russisch / Arabisch
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Spanisch (A2): Martín Peris E./Sans N. (2014) Gente Hoy 1. Kurs- und Arbeitsbuch, Klett/Difusión.
Spanisch (B1): Martín Peris E./Sans N. (2014) Gente Hoy 2. Kurs- und Arbeitsbuch, Klett/Difusión.
Italienisch (A2): Fratter I./ Troncarelli C. (2007) Azzurro, Klett. Italienisch (B1) Merklinghaus, R./Toffolo,L. (2008) Azzurro più: Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch, Klett.
Chinesisch (A2): Zhang Xiaohui (2006) Chinese for managers, Foreign Languages and Research Press.
Arabisch (A2): Osman, N. (2005) Usrati - Lehrbuch für modernes Arabisch, Hueber.
Russisch (A2): Skriptum. Französisch (A2-B1): Laudut, N. et al. (2008) On y va 1-2, Kurs- und Arbeitsbuch, Hueber Verlag.
Französisch (B2): Penfornis, J. (2004) Francais.com, Schüler- und Arbeitsbuch. Cle International.

assessment methods and criteria

Reading comprehension, listening comprehension, written expression, oral expression and participation

language of instruction

Depending on foreign language chosen

number of ECTS credits allocated

4

planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered

2

course-hours-per-week (chw)

3

name of lecturer(s)

director of studies

year of study

1

recommended optional program components

None

course unit code

vzSPR2

type of course unit

compulsory

mode of delivery

in-class course (integrated course)

work placement(s)

not applicable