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English in International Tourism Management

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
English in International Tourism Management
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: BITM-W-15
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: according to optional course list
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Written exam + composition with presentation (60 minutes, weighting 1:1, can be repeated annually)

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

BITM-W-15 International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013 , optional course
BITM-W-15 International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015 , optional course
BITM-W-15 International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017 , optional course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
BITM-451 English 4

[updated 01.10.2017]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Tinnefeld
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Thomas Tinnefeld

[updated 26.06.2017]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will have mastered the four basic language skills.
They will be able to hold longer, well-founded presentations in the foreign language
Students will be able to take part in complex discussions.
They will be able to use a functional vocabulary for discussions.
They will be able to independently maintain and expand their own foreign language vocabulary.
Students will be capable of solving complex tourism-specific problems in the foreign language.
They will be able to master interculturally-relevant, problematic situations.
This course will encourage students to use their intercultural experiences and their knowledge of the target country and foreign languages contructively.

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Module content:
Exercises for extemporizing in a foreign language with regard to differences in register.
Register-specific writing exercises
Role playing and simulations
The use of technical grammar
Mutual exchange regarding intercultural experiences and the students´ knowledge about different regions

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Teaching methods/Media:
Use of a multimedia computer language laboratory
Use of a wide range of multimedia: television and video, radio, press, computer-based interactivity
Partner work, group work and role playing
_Presentations and short talks by students
Presentations by the lecturer
Internet research
The goal is to enable authentic foreign language communication within the teaching environment.

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Recommended or required reading:
Target group-oriented teaching materials compiled by the lecturer
Articles from renowned newspapers and magazines from the target language countries
Individually tailored vocabulary and grammar exercises for the target audience
Internet resources

[updated 17.09.2018]
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