[ 572WEB2WS1K20 ] KS Business English I (B2+)

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Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS B1 - Bachelor's programme 1. year Languages Thomas Rankin 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites (*)KS Kommunikative Fertigkeiten Englisch (B2)
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Economics and Business 2021W
Objectives This course is designed to help students

  • practice oral communication skills which are important in business contexts
  • read and discuss different types of texts which are important in business contexts
  • produce different types of texts which are important in business contexts
  • develop and practice the social skills necessary to work in a team
  • be able to deal with complex information in various forms and texts
  • develop and improve research capabilities
  • develop and improve informal presentation abilities
  • reach the language level defined by the curriculum
Subject Skills and language focus

  • Development of a course portfolio on business and economics topics
  • Individual research and presentation of the current economic situation
  • Group project and presentation of a business or product idea
  • Vocabulary building for business and economic contexts
  • Development of oral and written skills


  • The Business World
  • Management
  • Production and operations
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Company Finance
  • Financial Markets
  • Business Reports and Proposals
Criteria for evaluation
  • 80% attendance
  • active participation in class and groups activities
  • individual report (1 page abstract and bibliography) and presentation (30 min.)
  • group project executive summary (3 pages including Business Plan abstract, report, and bibliography) and presentation
  • in-class assessment (1.5 hours)
  • course portfolio
  • final interview

The final grade will be based on an evaluation of the oral (50%) and written work (50%) produced individually and in groups and of test results. Both oral and written work must be positive.

  • Individual and group activities
  • Discussion
  • Presentation
  • Text production
  • Self-study
Language English
Study material Emmerson, Paul (2009). Business Vocabulary Builder, Intermediate to Upper-intermediate, Basingstoke, UK: Macmillan.
Changing subject? No
Earlier variants They also cover the requirements of the curriculum (from - to)
572WIENWS1K18: KS Business English I (B2+) (2018W-2020S)
572BSENWS1K15: KS Business English I (B2+) (2015W-2018S)
1FENW1: KS Business English I (B2+) (2009W-2015S)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 25
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority