6222 Communication Skills
Ass.Prof. Dr. Martin Herles, B.A.
Contact details
  • Type
  • Weekly hours
  • Language of instruction
02/07/22 to 02/13/22
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
This class is only offered in summer semesters.
Subject(s) Master Programs
Day Date Time Room
Wednesday 04/20/22 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D2.0.030
Friday 04/22/22 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D2.0.030
Friday 04/29/22 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D1.1.078
Friday 05/13/22 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D2.0.030
Wednesday 05/18/22 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D2.0.326
Monday 05/23/22 02:00 PM - 05:30 PM D2.0.392
Tuesday 05/24/22 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D2.0.392
Tuesday 05/24/22 02:00 PM - 05:30 PM D2.0.342 Teacher Training Raum


This course will familiarize participants with a wide range of language tools needed for successful business communication, including proper terminology and the appropriate choice of register.

Designed in as much of a hands-on fashion as possible, students will receive guidance from the instructor in analyzing and understanding authentic texts and producing materials with a special focus on marketing.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, students will, among other things,

1) have the tools to better understand specialized English business texts, particularly in marketing;

2) be able to apply correct terminology within selected business fields;

3) and consequently enjoy increased confidence in communicating in those settings.

Attendance requirements

Regular attendance, missing no more than a maximum of 1 session.

Teaching/learning method(s)

The course is divided into eight units, as indicated above and contains a number of exercises and activities designed to develop the requisite skills and knowledge. Classes are of a workshop nature and involve a wide range of activities focusing on both oral and written skills. These will include some or all of the following:

  • reading and working with texts;
  • response to student questions and other discussion about tricky content;
  • presentations of various lengths;
  • development of report-writing skills;
  • further language development, involving both vocabulary and more advanced structures;
  • writing and evaluating of short texts in response to instructions.

Some activities will take the form of pair or small-group work.


  • Active participation in class (exercises, presntations and discussions) (60%)
  • Home assignments (40%)

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

Registration is effected on a first-come, first-served basis. Any unfilled slots will be filled from waiting lists.


1 Author: Herles, M.

Materials for download

Year: 2022
Content relevant for class examination: Yes
Type: Script

Recommended previous knowledge and skills

English at a C1 level

Availability of lecturer(s)

You can contact your instructor during his/her office hours, immediately before or after class or by mail.

Last edited: 2022-02-05