THIS IS A PILOT COURSE AND WILL BE OFFERED IN THE WINTER SEMESTER 2018/19 FOR THE LAST TIME. CONSEQUENTLY, THE LAST OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE THE EBC2 PILOT TEST WILL BE FEBRUARY 2019 (provided the necessary requirements are met as listed below in 'Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung').
THIS EBC2 PILOT COURSE DIFFERS FROM REGULAR EBC2 COURSES, SO PLEASE READ CAREFULLY ALL THE INFORMATION PROVIDED UNDER 'SYLLABUS'.
THIS PILOT COURSE IS DESIGNED PRIMARILY FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE ALREADY TAKEN AND PASSED A PILOT EBC1 COURSE USING THE TEXTBOOK 'BUSINESS PROFICIENCY'. FOR SUCH STUDENTS, SPECIAL REGISTRATION ARRANGEMENTS APPLY.
YOU WILL NOT NEED EITHER THE EBC2 COURSEBOOK OR THE NEW HANDBOOK OF BUSINESS ENGLISH FOR THIS COURSE, WHICH IS INTENDED TO HAVE THE SAME LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY AS REGULAR EBC2 COURSES. IF YOU PASS IT, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PROCEED TO EBC3 AS NORMAL.
The syllabus for this EBC2 pilot course consists of all material contained in the specified units of the textbook (see Literature).
Please note that the information provided here may be revised as necessary.
As with all PI courses, attendance is a requirement to pass EBC2. As a special concession, you may miss up to three (3) meetings of your course. However, if you miss a fourth, you will no longer be able to pass the course. This condition applies whatever the reasons for your absences may have been.
The course is divided into twelve units, each based on an aspect of one of the business fields mentioned in learning outcome LO2 and the communication skills in LO3 to LO5 above. Classes involve a range of activities, including:
- discussion of tricky content issues;
- vocabulary development and reinforcement of grammatical structures;
- listening comprehension;
- text production;
- examination preparation.
Additionally, the final three units will include student presentations in small groups, with peer and teacher feedback.
You must have passed EBC1 and all exams in the CBK to take EBC2. It is strongly recommended that you take this course if you did the EBC1 pilot with "Business Proficiency". You can register ONLY by means of the LPIS system. For exact dates and times of classes, please see the WU's Directory of Classes (Vorlesungsverzeichnis / VVZ).
As this is a PI course, there is no need to register separately for any of the tests (see above).
In order to take EBC2 you must have:
You can contact your instructor during their office hours, immediately before or after class or by mail.