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General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

-to improve spoken fluency in business situations - to encourage the student to become a critical reader, questioning the content, finding the essence, finding hidden meanings and messages - to increase the student's vocabulary in particular on matters related to his/her field

Learning outcomes

Reading - to understand, interpret, and explain business related terms, without major difficulty - to have developed his/her reading skills and acquired essential business vocabulary - to use dictionaries in an efficient way thus guaranteeing correct and appropriate use of words and phrases in context - to become a critical reader, questioning the content, finding the essence, finding hidden meanings and messages Listening - to understand the main points of standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered at work, in school, at leisure Spoken Production - can give clear, rather detailed descriptions about the organizational structure of a company, product components, services or processes Spoken Interaction - can interact with native speakers with a high degree of fluency, can build business relationships, can take an active part in debates - can actively participate in debates Writing - can write a letter of application and CV in an appropriate style - is familiar with the basics of business letter writing

Course contents

Establishing My Own Company, My Place of Work, Financing,Business Writing, My Education, Work Ethics, Debates,Meetings

Prerequisites and co-requisites

B1.1 European Framework

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Additional information

Please remember to enroll in the course in Itslearning as well! Due dates are firm!

Recommended or required reading

Eliyahu M. Goldratt, The Goal Selling the Wheel, Jeff Cox Barbara Ehrenreich,Nickel and Dimed Max Barry, Jennifer Government Steven D. Levitt Stephen J. Dubner, Freakonomics

Study activities

  • Lectures - 50 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 6 hours
  • Small-group work - 6 hours
  • Individual studies - 71 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Exams (written-, oral-, home-)


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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

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Assessment methods

2012-12-15 - Exams

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