English for International Business Administration in German IV

Course Code: 
AFEC 144
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
0
Application: 
6
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Objectives: 
This course aims to enable students to develop their target language skills through a variety of authentic tasks and give them the confidence and courage to use English effectively in their workplace or in their daily life.
Course Content: 

Students will be provided with activities in reading, writing, comprehension and speaking that will raise their level of proficiency in English.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 4: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

1) Students can express themselves both in daily and in business life.

8,9

1,2,3,4

A,C

2) Students can understand upper- intermediate level readings.

8,9

1,2,3,4

A,C

3) Students can write upper intermediate level compositions by upgrading their grammatical and vocabulary knowledge.

8,9

1,2,3,4

A,C

 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Unit 1 - Impressions

Topics: Events; Madonna; Self- image

Writing: Informal letter

Reading: Image Queen

Listening: Memorable events; Self- image

Useful Phrases: Talking about appearances

Grammar: Tense review; so and neither; Question tags; Indirect questions

Vocabulary: Collocations to do with appearances; Word formation: prefix re; Clothes idioms

New Inside Out (Upper Intermediate

2

Unit 2 – Generations

Topics: School exchange; Relationships; Home stay

Writing: Writing emails

Reading: Vive la difference; Problem parents

Listening: Interview; Conversations

Useful Phrases: Showing around the house

Grammar: Verb patterns (1); Adjective structures

Vocabulary: Language leaning; Relationships; Describing people; Sayings; Social register

 

3

Unit 3 – Gold

Topics: the 1849 gold rush; Making money; Treasured possessions

Writing: Writing from pictures; Descriptions

Reading: Gold Fever; Where’s my car? What price a life?

Listening: Sam Brannan; Discussing money; Discussing possessions

Useful Phrases: Shopping

Grammar: Reported speech; Unreal conditionals

Vocabulary: Collocations: have/ make/ do; Metaphor; Money expressions

 

4

Unit 4 - Challenge

Topics: Expeditions; Charities; Health; Smoking

Writing: Writing an article

Reading: Ben Saunders; Personal Challenges; I know it’s bad for me but I can’t stop

Listening: Story; Exercise

Useful Phrases: Common ailments; Showing sympathy; recommendations and advice

Grammar: Narrative tenses; Future Continuous; Future Perfect

Vocabulary: Word formation: prefixes self-; suffixes -able/- ible; collocations from the text;  Extra: Phrasal Verbs

 

5

Unit 5 - Ritual

Topics: Superstitions; Habits; Wedding

Writing (WB): Letter of Complaint

Reading: Mind Games; The King and I

Listening: Wedding rituals; Romance

Useful Phrases: Annoying habits

Grammar: will; would; used to for present and past habits; Verb pattern (2)

Vocabulary: Guessing from context; Collocations; Expressions with go; Weddings

 

6

Unit 6 - Eat

Topics: Restaurants; Food; Vegetarianism; Food waste

Writing: Using linkers; Writing a discursive essay

Reading: Sign language; Is it time to give up meat? What’s so bad about bottled water?

Listening: Negative experiences; Interview with a restaurant critique

Useful Phrases: Complaints; Idioms

Grammar: Present Perfect Simple and Continuous; Passive review

Vocabulary: Body collocations; Food collocations; Linkers; Synonyms

 

7

Unit 7 - Escape

Topics: Holidays; Travel; Character

Writing: Description

Reading: Bill Bryson; Every postcard tells a story; Never again; Gonne fishing

Listening: Personal experiences

Useful Phrases: Advice and recommendation

 

8

Grammar: Reporting verbs with or without direct objects; past modals of obligation; articles

Vocabulary: Reporting verbs; Word formation: suffixes ful; ish; less; Discourse markers

 

9

MIDTERM EXAMINATION

 

10

Unit 8 - Attraction

Topics: Descriptions; Cosmetic surgery; Dating

Writing: Description of a person

Reading: Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? Surgery changed my life; Partnership

Listening: Facial attraction; Surgery; A radio programme about `The law of attractions`

Useful Phrases: Body idioms

Grammar: Passive report structures; have; get something done; Unreal conditionals;   alternatives to if

Vocabulary: Appearance and character; Compound adjectives; Word building    Extra: metaphor

 

11

Unit 9 - Genius

Topics: Architecture; Ancient ruins; Art; Inventions

Writing: Narrative

Reading: Masterpiece; Frida Kahlo; Dream Invention

Listening: Stonehenge; Frida Kahlo; Trevor Baylis

Useful Phrases: Explaining how something works

Grammar: Past modals of deduction; look; seem; appear

Vocabulary: Description phrases; Time expressions; Collocations; Word families

 

12

Unit 10 - Sell

Topics: Advertising; The media; Cinema

Writing: Writing a review

Reading: the Brands; Commercial breakdown; License to sell

Listening: A marketing executive talking about advertising; Discussion about truth and accuracy in tabloids

Useful Phrases: Emotive language

Grammar: Relative clauses; Cleft sentences

Vocabulary: look at and see; Sales and Marketing collocations; Discourse markers;

Extra: Collocations

 

13

Unit 11 - Student

Topics: Education; Future plans; Student life

Writing: CV and a letter of application for a job

Reading: Look at us now; Why students love journey to hell

Listening: Interview

Useful Phrases: Using appropriate language in a job interview

Grammar: Future forms review; Future time clauses after when, if...

Vocabulary: Education; is likely to; is expected to colloquial expressions; Exaggerations

 

14

Unit 12 - Home

Topics: Houses; Rooms; Breakfast

Reading: The earth shelter and the lighthouse; D. H. Lawrence

Listening: Describing what a room says about a person; People describe breakfast from their  countries

Useful Phrases:  Greeting and farewells

Grammar: Participle clauses; Nouns and quantity expressions

Vocabulary: Houses; Collocations; Furnishing; Breakfast food

 

15

Oral exam and Revision

 

16

Final exam

 
 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

New Inside Out (Upper Intermediate); Sue Kay & Vaughan Jones; MacMillan; 2007

Additional Resources

 
 

Material Sharing

Documents

Exercises

Assignments

Compositions

Exams

 
 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

1

30

Oral Exam

4

15

Quizzes

2

15

Total

 

60

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

40

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

60

Total

 

100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Expertise/Field Courses

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

 

1

Students should be able to use basic knowledge of International Business Management theoretically and practically for identification, modeling and solving of problems for businesses operating on a global scale.

X

 

 

 

 

 

2

Students should possess the essential body of knowledge related to International Business Management including the state-of-the art concepts, theories and models, historical evolution of that discipline, the scientific methodology in general, and the research tools and techniques utilized in that discipline, in particular.

X

 

 

 

 

 

3

Students should understand the core competences of juridical, political, social, and economic psychological dimensions related to International Business Management.

X

 

 

 

 

 

4

Students should be able to conduct independent research in their discipline by specifying information needs for investigating a topic-of interest, accessing the appropriate sources of knowledge, and preparing a comprehensive report.

X

 

 

 

 

 

5

Students should understand the interdependency and interrelationship among disciplines should be able to relate and synthesize International Business Management knowledge with diverse disciplines, and generate new information accordingly.

X

 

 

 

 

 

6

Students should be able to fulfill their responsibility as team leader or team member in project implementations or applied studies that are related to International Business Management.

X

 

 

 

 

 

7

Students should be able to design and plan projects to achieve organizational goals and objectives setted or to improve organizational performance.

X

 

 

 

 

 

8

Students should be able to critically evaluate the knowledge in the area of International Business Management, assess self-competency and direct self-learning efforts accordingly.

 

 

 

X

 

 

9

Students should understand the importance of life-long learning and self-assessment to maintain their personal and professional development.

 

 

 

X

 

 

10

By rapidly changing global circumstances, students should be able to show that they understand the importance of flexibility in thinking and generating creative solutions in order to succeed in professional life.

X

 

 

 

 

 

11

Students should be able to effectively communicate in written and oral German on a corporate level with people from diverse backgrounds.

X

 

 

 

 

 

12

Students should have the German proficiency to be able to follow and interpret the global dynamics that shape their discipline.

X

 

 

 

 

 

13

Students should indicate, express and present their knowledge in in national/international interdisciplinary academic and professional settings, should offer and make comments about the results of the works to other people from not only their field, but also from any other disciplines by clearly expressing  in Turkish and German via using right data.

X

 

 

 

 

 

14

Students should evaluate the differences between cultures and individuals by being aware of importance of respect for individual and cultural diversity, should be able to emphatically interact with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds in social and professional settings and should contribute to the team works as a team coordinator or a team member.

X

 

 

 

 

 

15

Students should use effectively widespread and valid information technologies in their field.

X

 

 

 

 

 

16

Students should understand personal, professional and social ethics, should evaluate the ethical implications of various practices related to  social and professional life, should be aware of the importance how these ethical behavior add value to the society.

X

 

 

 

 

 

17

Students should know the concept of social responsibility on individual, social and ecological dimensions should indicate active citizenship for him-/herself within that frame.

X

 

 

 

 

 

18

Students should grasp the importance of the scientific point of view for social development and global competitiveness as well as social rights and social justice, which are the basis of modern societies.

X

 

 

 

 

 

19

Students should grasp the importance of quality management, health and safety, corporate social responsibility, professional and cultural respect and principles of corporate ethics for corporate sustainability.

X

 

 

 

 

 

20

Students should evaluate the contribution of basic business solutions to management and financial problems within a global and social framework.

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours)

16

6

96

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

16

1

16

Mid-terms

1

1

1

Quizes

2

0,5

1

Homework

15

1

15

Final examination

1

1

1

Total Work Load

   

130

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

5,2

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

5