Energy, Mobility and Environmental Management

English for Communication

Seminar, 2.00 ECTS

 

Course content

This course is designed to ensure that all students are at the same language level and places a strong focus on enhancing their English speaking and writing skills. The course topics include:
1) Introductions and mini presentations
2) Focus on written communication - Summaries, email writing and comments
3) Focus on oral communication - How to express your opinion/how to engage in a conversation/small talk/Talking about current events, news, trends, etc.
4) Grammar recap

Learning outcomes

This module offers an introduction to the basics of business management, environmental and business law, presentation techniques and English language skills. The aim is to provide students with fundamental business management concepts, technical terminology and an overview of the relevant aspects of environmental and business law. Students will also learn the basic presentation techniques required for successful project management and the basic principles of business English.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Books: Lechner/Egger/Schauer: Einführung in die Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Linde Verlag; Wöhe: Einführung in die Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftlehre, Verlag Franz Vahlen; Dillerup/Stoi: Unternehmensführung; Verlag Franz Vahlen; Dillerup/Stoi: Fallstudien zur Unternehmensführung, Franz Vahlen; Schulte: Logistik - Wege zur Optimierung der Supply Chain, Vahlen; Wannenwetsch: Integrierte Materialwirtschaft und Logistik, Springer; Grünbichler: Grundriss Wirtschaftsrecht (f. Österreich), Linde; Schnedl: Umweltrecht im Überblick (f. Österreich), facultas; Schulz von Thun: Miteinander reden, rororo; Murphy: English Grammar in Use, Cambridge; Powell: incompany 3.0 Upperintermediate, Macmillan; Master Class Bec Vantage (O'Driscoll & Scott-Barrett, 2003)
Journals: BWL: Die Betriebswirtschaft, Beschaffung aktuell; Englisch: Spotlight; Business Spotlight

Mode of delivery

SE

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Secondary school leaving level

Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assessment with additional written/oral examinations