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2. Foreign Language I

level of course unit

A1-A2, B1-B2 (CEFR) depending on the module

Learning outcomes of course unit

The modules are designed according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Within the framework of the modules, the students will acquire the language and communication skills required for business-oriented professional or academic activity.

The following competencies are taught according to the CEFR, i.e., after completion of the module, successful graduates will have mastered the following skills in the target language:

A1-A2 Basic communication skills
B1-B2 Advanced use of the language and communication skills

prerequisites and co-requisites

- Modules at levels A1-A2: No prior knowledge of the target language and no language module at levels A1-A2 as 1. Foreign Language
- Modules at levels B1-B2: Secure A2 level in the target language or recommendation of support measures

course contents

The language modules integrated into the degree program curriculum are designed according to the methodological principles of a communicative, action-oriented approach.

The competence levels of the modules are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), and a central objective is that students increase their communication skills by at least one level.

In addition, there is a clear focus on acquiring academic and business-oriented skills in the target language.

--A1-A2 Basic communication skills
--B1-B2 Advanced use of the language and communication skills

recommended or required reading

Coursebook - by arrangement; authentic materials, e.g., journals (including specialist journals), newspapers, and online media in the target language

assessment methods and criteria

--Various assessments (reading comprehension, listening comprehension, written expression, oral expression)
--Various tasks and documentation of achievements, including contributions to group work, course units, and critical reflection on learning outcomes

language of instruction

foreign language

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eLearning quota in percent


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planned learning activities and teaching methods

Blended Learning

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Competence Center Languages

year of study


recommended optional program components


course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

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work placement(s)