Business English 1


  • Business topics
    • The different sectors of the economy
    • Takeovers
    • Products and brands
    • Advertising
    • Market structure and competition
    • International trade
    • Recruitment
    • Efficiency and employment
    • Company structure
  • Business correspondence: letters/e-mails, reports, presentations
  • Grammar
  • Tenses
  • Adjectives and adverbs
  • Nationality words
  • Gerunds and infinitives
  • Linking words
  • Nouns
  • Pronouns

Art der Vermittlung


Art der Veranstaltung


Empfohlene Fachliteratur

  • MacKenzie, Ian (2010): English for Business Studies. A course for Business Studies and Economics Students. Student’s Book. 3rd ed. Cambridge University Press.
  • Emmerson, Paul (2010): Business Grammar Builder. Intermediate to Upper-Intermediate. Student's Book. 2nd ed. Hueber; Macmillan Publishers.
  • Business magazine: The Economist
  • Business Spotlight Magazine

Lern- und Lehrmethode

Face-to-face learning (input, discussions, role plays, presentations, written activities), case studies, distance learning, blended learning, support through various media


Continuous assessment:

  • Weekly written quizzes 60%
  • Presentation 20%
  • Participation and performance in class, homework, and assignments 20%

Voraussetzungen laut Lehrplan

English CEFR Level B2



Logistik und Transportmanagement (Bachelor)

Akademischer Grad


ECTS Credits






Studienjahr, in dem die Lerneinheit angeboten wird


Semester in dem die Lehrveranstaltung angeboten wird

1 WS



Lernergebnisse der Lehrveranstaltung

After successful completion of the course students are able

  • to understand and competently use the grammatical structures in “teaching content”
  • to use formal and informal presentations styles for business talks
  • to give a professional company presentation
  • to write formal and informal business letters and emails
  • to apply for a job by writing CVs and cover letters
  • to participate in and conduct job interviews
  • to write short business reports
  • to design an advertising campaign
  • to talk professionally about free trade
  • to describe trends, graphs, charts, and tables using appropriate structures also for figures and currencies
  • to make travel, meeting, conference, hotel, or similar arrangements
  • to inquire about a product or service
  • to respond to an inquiry
  • to complain about a product or service
  • to respond to a complaint
  • to read and understand authentic business-related texts or watch business-related news coverage and summarize them in their own words
  • to make telephone arrangements or obtain and give information on the phone
  • to socialize / do small talk / network
  • to listen actively
  • to ask and answer difficult questions

Kennzahl der Lehrveranstaltung