This EBC3 course will consist of a mix of self-study, interactive online activities, live/on-campus classes relating to different aspects of the course.
In the first 7 sessions, we will focus on the keywords and content topics and discuss the orals and report writing.
The final 6 sessions will comprise 4 presentation sessions and 2 content review sessions focusing on preparation for the Final Test. The orals will be held during the presentation sessions and students not presenting will be required to listen actively, ask questions and give feedback. Additionally, there will be some self-study materials covering the content units from the Coursebook. In the review sessions, we will revise and discuss more complex and/or key topics from the self-study units as well as the structure and details of the Final Test.
The self-study materials will be posted every week and are designed to be used alongside the EBC3 Coursebook. These comprise language, comprehension and content exercises to help you understand and be able to discuss business topics pertaining to globalised trade and sustainable business, international market entry, legal English, countertrade and tender, risk in international trade, financial management, and financial markets. They also give you information and instructions about the interactive online activities relevant for that week's unit.
During the course you will be invited to participate in a range of synchronous and asynchronous interactive activities, such as creating mini-video presentations, commenting on each other's contributions, and working together in small groups (2-4 people) on writing tasks. These activities are intended to help build an online community as well as help you go deeper into the material and prepare for the assessments.
The live/on-campus sessions will be held during the scheduled class time and will have a content and/or language focus, depending on the relevant unit. EBC3 is currently scheduled to take place on campus but this may change depending on developments with Covid-19 and the government regulations. Please keep checking your WU email, MS Teams and the notices (Ankündigungen) on LEARN for up-to-date information.
Please note that the attendance requirement refers to these sessions, and will be upheld regardless of whether we have class online or on campus.