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English Communication I (MUR-B-3-ENC-ENG-PS)

Department
  • Bachelor's program Management & Law
Course unit code
  • MUR-B-3-ENC-ENG-PS
Level of course unit
  • Bachelor
Year of study
  • Fall 2020
Semester when the course unit is delivered
  • 3
Number of ECTS credits allocated
  • 3.0
Name of lecturer(s)
  • Galvin Brian
  • Mag. Dr. Schrott Sabine
Learning outcomes of the course unit
  • Students will be able to conduct professional presentations, negotiate economic scenarios, perform in job interviews and confidently and effectively compile a personal profile, curriculum vitae as well as a letter of application for employment while consolidating and improving language proficiency at C1 level.
Mode of delivery
  • face-to-face
Prerequisites and co-requisites
  • relevant course(s) of previous semester(s)
Recommended optional program components
  • none
Course contents
  • Through regular lecturer/student and peer to peer discussions on current business affairs, economics-specific vocabulary are developed and applied. Furthermore, job interview skills and the compiling of the relevant documents for job applications are practiced. Language proficiency at C1 level can be consolidated and improved in preparation for language needs in the workplace.
Recommended or required reading
  • Books:
    Tuhovsky, I. (2015). Communication Skills: A Practical Guide to Improving Your Social Intelligence, Presentation, Persuasion and Public Speaking (Volume 9). Paperback.
    Murphy, R. (2019). English Grammar in Use (5th ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    Oxford University Press. (2013). Oxford Paperback Thesaurus (4th ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Journals:
    Business Spotlight
    The Economist
    Time Magazine
    Newsweek
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
  • The course comprises an interactive mix of lectures, discussions and individual and group work.
Language of instruction
  • English
Work placement(s)
  • none
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