5952 Communication Skills
Ass.Prof. Dr. Martin Herles, B.A.
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/10/23 to 02/12/23
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
This class is only offered in summer semesters.
Subject(s) Master Programs
Day Date Time Room
Wednesday 03/01/23 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D2.0.392
Wednesday 03/08/23 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D2.0.392
Wednesday 03/15/23 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D2.0.392
Wednesday 03/22/23 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D2.0.392
Wednesday 03/29/23 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D2.0.392
Wednesday 04/12/23 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D2.0.392
Monday 04/17/23 04:30 PM - 08:00 PM D2.0.392

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.


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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: 2022-11-23