[ 572WEC1WS2K20 ] KS Business English II (C1)

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

  • practice and improve the language structures and skills necessary to understand and explain complex business contexts
  • apply the theoretical knowledge acquired in the course to critically analyze business information
  • develop and practice the social skills necessary to work and learn in a team
  • practice and improve research abilities
  • improve formal and informal presentation skills
  • Informal presentations of selected business topics (Guided Tour)
  • Sector Presentation (formal, in groups)
  • Personal Reader + Commentary
  • Vocabulary building
  • Required reading from Business English Handbook Advanced (Ch 1 – 12)
  • Required reading: Porter, Michael E.: What is Strategy? HBR
Criteria for evaluation
  • 80% attendance
  • Active participation in class, group and online activities
  • Informal presentation (Guided Tour)
  • Sector Presentation (formal, 10 min per person)
  • Personal Reader + Commentary
  • One in-class assessment (90 min), 3-5 mini-tests

The final grade will be based on an equal evaluation of oral and written work and the grade on the in-class assessment. Both the oral and the written work must be positive.

  • Individual and group activities
  • Discussion
  • Presentation
  • Text production
  • Self-study
Language English
Study material Emmerson, Paul (2009). Business English Handbook Advanced, Basingstoke, UK: Macmillan.
Changing subject? No
Earlier variants They also cover the requirements of the curriculum (from - to)
572WIENWS2K18: KS Business English II (C1) (2018W-2020S)
572BSENWS2K15: KS Business English II (C1) (2015W-2018S)
1FENW2: KS Business English II (C1) (2009W-2015S)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 25
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority