Foreign Language Skills II: International Business Communication


  • Aspects of intercultural communication in the business world: critical situations and case studies; key words of intercultural communication; short presentations by participants about selected business cultures
  • Communication strategies for meetings and negotiations (with the help of simulations or respectively, smaller case studies)
  • Training of the structures of English business correspondence and the written communication within a corporation (letters, e-mails, memos)
  • Training and deepening of important grammatical constructions and technical terms for the communication in the business world

Learning outcomes
On the one hand, students acquire practice oriented skills (writing business correspondence, preparation and execution of meetings and negotiations), on the other hand, their intercultural and communicative competence will be encouraged in order to secure successful social interaction with the English-speaking business world. In this connection, a special focus lies on the fortification of the communicative and social competencies and the acquisition of communication techniques and negotiation strategies.

Necessary prerequisites

Recommended prerequisites

Forms of teaching and learningContact hoursIndependent study time
Exercise class2 SWS4 SWS
ECTS credits2
Graded yes
Form of assessmentWritten and/or oral exam, also where appropriate a paper. The examiner will determine the exact form in accordance with the requirements of the module element.
Restricted admissionyes
Further informationStudent Portal
Performing lecturer
Christiane Koch
Linh Thlang
Linh Thlang, Christiane Koch
Frequency of offeringSpring semester & fall semester
Range of applicationB.Sc. Bus. Adm.
Preliminary course work
Program-specific Competency GoalsCG 3