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International Business Communication

Module name (EN): International Business Communication
Degree programme: Cultural Management, Master, ASPO 01.04.2020
Module code: MAKM-314
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: 3
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Written exam (90 minutes), term paper and presentation (weighting 1:1)

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Exam recurrence:
The information regarding exam recurrence is found within the exam policy of the study programme (ASPO).
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
MAKM-314 Cultural Management, Master, ASPO 01.04.2020, semester 3, optional course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 135 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Tinnefeld
Dozenten des Studiengangs

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Learning outcomes:
_        After successfully completing this module, students will have perfected the four skills of language learning (speaking, writing, listening and reading) based on topics from their everyday life, studies and work environments at lower C1-level.
_        They will have developed their skills in specialized English at this level.
_        Students will be aware of and sensitive to the problems and central issues of the foreign-language cultural, political and economic area.
_        They will have developed their intercultural communication skills at the above-mentioned level.

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Module content:
_        Reading and listening comprehension texts for intermediate language skills
_        Special types of written texts in the foreign language
_        Special types of oral texts in the foreign language
_        Economic and legal issues based on subject-related, specialized events during the current the semester
_        Vocabulary and grammar work relevant to the field
_        Multimedia language lab
_        Professionally relevant role playing and simulations
_        Creation of subject-related, specialized presentations
_        Intercultural negotiation strategies

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Teaching methods/Media:
_        Lecturer presentation phases
_        Plenary and group discussions
_        Partner work
_        Group work phases where students work together to tackle specific tasks
_        Multimedia language lab
_        Student presentations
_        Short talks by the students
_        Internet research

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Recommended or required reading:
-        Use of free materials compiled by the lecturer (no textbooks)
-        Listening comprehension texts (audio and/or video)
-        Newspaper and magazine articles from the English press
-        Internet resources
-        Subject-related multimedia programs
-        Supplementary materials on general and/or specialized vocabulary and grammar

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