4306645: English II

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Semester:SS 17
Scheduled in semester:4
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:30.0 L / 22.5 h
Self-directed study time:67.5 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Bachelor's degree programme in Business Administration (01.09.2012)



  • Using English as a means of communication in cross-cultural contexts
  • Academic writing in English
  • Business English


    • Name characteristics, backgrounds and implications of international English
    • Apply suitable (oral) communication techniques to international communicative contexts
    • Apply characteristics of academic writing in English to a longer piece of writing
    • Expand their Business English skills
    • Analyse performance according to feedback criteria
    • Review personal performance in order to establish a reflective learning cycle
    • (*CEFR, level C1) (ausschreiben)
    • understand unstructured speech, also in non-standard dialects
    • understand long and complex factual and literary texts
    • express themselves fluently and spontaneously without much obvious hesitation
    • formulate ideas and opinions precisely
    • express different perspectives, highlight importance
    • relate own statements to those of other speakers
    • present clearly structured descriptions of complex subjects
    • select style and communication techniques according to the audience and cultural context
    • Evaluate work according to a set of criteria
    • Review personal performance in order to establish a reflective learning cycle
    • discuss cultural phenomena
    • analyse (intercultural) communication situations and choose appropriate communication techniques
    • appreciate the challenges and opportunities entailed with using English for international communication purposes
    • mediate between various interpretations of communication and culture

Lectures Method

  • Group and individual work
  • Discussions and scenarios
  • Presentations and mini-lectures
  • Blended Learning


Students compile a text portfolio throughout the course.

Exam Modalities

  • in class performance
  • oral presentations
  • short written examination
  • writing portfolio
  • paper