Modul-Code EN 200
Modul-Titel Wirtschaftsenglisch II  ·  English for International Business & Study II
Level Level 2
Credits English
Sprache 10
Grundlagen BM 110 - Economics for Business;
EN 100 - English for International Business & Study I
Hintergrund Language capability, sensitivity to cultural differences, and understanding why international trade takes place and its effects, are an essential success factor in international management. Students practice and develop their communicative ability in English in areas of particular use for their subsequent studies and later careers. At the same time they develop differentiated and critical insights into international business and socio-cultural affairs. The module also develops the investigative, independent learning and writing skills gained at Level 1, and is designed to equip students with a broad knowledge and understanding of approaches to academic investigation, as well as support the further development of critical reflective skills. This puts them in the position to engage professionally and socially with English native speakers at a high level of linguistic and social competence, as well as to take full advantage of Level 3 of the programme.
Teaching encompasses sessions in society & culture, research methods, international trade & politics, business communication, and translation/mediation, reflecting the knowledge and skills required in business and study. Tutors are native speakers.
In terms of content, the module builds on the knowledge and understanding gained in the Level 1 modules ‘Economics for Business’ and ‘English for International Business & Study I’.
Modulziele This module aims to:
1) develop an integrated understanding of general current economic and social and political issues;
2) develop students’ critical understanding of the rationale and motivation for international trade, and the tensions
    between national trade policies and free trade;
3) provide students with the knowledge and language skills necessary to express themselves on a wide range of
     business issues for professional, academic and social purposes;
4) enable students to review their own attitudes and values in terms of the similarities and dissimilarities between their
     own and foreign cultures/societies;
5) develop the concepts, skills and practices required to conduct research projects appropriate to a variety of service
     sector management contexts;
6) develop students’ skills in reflecting upon, planning and providing evidence of their critical and communicative
     abilities in the academic as well as the business context.