Modulübersicht B 25.06 International Competence: Europe

Nr.WorkloadCreditsStudiensemesterHäufigkeit des AngebotsDauer
B 25.06210 Std.7 CP2. Semesterjedes Semester1 Semester
Modulverantwortliche(r)Lehrende(r) im Modul
Dr. Elmar-Laurent BorgmannJens Andreas Faulstich, Araceli González Miranda, Angel Just Quiles, Sarah Krajewski, Heinz-Wilhelm Schaumann
Art des ModulsVeranstaltungsform(en)KontaktzeitSelbststudiumgeplante GruppengrößeLehrsprache
WahlpflichtSeminar mit integrierter Übung128 Std.82 Std.25 Stud.Englisch/Deutsch/Spanisch

Verwendung des Moduls

  • Bachelor-Studiengang Gesundheits- und Sozialmanagement (Basismodul)
  • Bachelor-Studiengang Logistik und E-Business (Basismodul)
  • Bachelor-Studiengang Management, Führung, Innovation (Basismodul)
  • Bachelor-Studiengang Sportmanagement (Basismodul)

This module is ideal for students who would like to place a clear focus on Business Spanish while also learning about European Integration and developing their professional communication skills in English.

Lernergebnisse und Kompetenzen

This module builds up on the skills acquired in Module B 14.

Students will learn and understand the process of European integration, the structures and the work and functioning of the European Union and the relevant policy areas with special regard to economic policy. EU law and its influence on national law and the importance for companies will be the main focus. In particular, students discuss developments in the EU and provide developed solutions for discussion.

As one foreign language may not be sufficient for today’s global business environment, students will also make their first steps towards mastering a second world business language. They will acquire a good grasp of the basic structures of Spanish grammar in order to communicate in response to a business situation. They will be able to react adequately in everyday situations and show linguistic and cultural competence. Training situations will be taken from business life. The appropriate word fields and phrases are discussed and practiced.

Building up on this basic command of the Spanish language, students familiarise themselves with advanced structures of Spanish grammar and lexis and gain confidence in handling communicative standard situations in business life. They learn how to express everyday needs adequately and acquire linguistic, cultural and communicative competence for their professional work environments. They are familiar with the corresponding vocabulary and useful phrases.

This module builds on the linguistic and intercultural skills acquired in Module B14. Students will expand their business vocabulary and the range of relevant standard phrases for typical business tasks and routines, especially in situations such as interacting with customers, sustaining negotiations and presenting their companies/products. They will familiarise themselves with international job search methods and application procedures in order to prepare for study abroad semesters, international internships and international academic projects. They will also develop their written skills in order to deal with typical academic assessment methods at our partner universities.


Sozial- und KommunikationskompetenzAbility to
*coordinate tasks in student teams
*communicate steps of achievement and milestones effectively
*provide constructive criticism and peer feedback
*follow conversations in Spanish on general topics
*use basic phrases to start, fuel and end a conversation
*communicate on topics of general interest and basic business topics
*make enquiries and clarify questions in Spanish
*write appealing essays to express own views and insights on topics related to own academic interests
*use appropriate strategies for international job search and application procedures
*sell ideas and win people over to one’s own project proposals
*Clarify misunderstandings in English
Sprachkompetenz*basic structures of Spanish
*useful Spanish phrases and expressions for routine business situations
*adequate Spanish words and phrases for socialising
*correct grammatical structures in English and Spanish
*appropriate signposting language for presentations
*suitable linking language for essays and academic papers
*business vocabulary for standard situations
*international conventions governing citations and lucid documentation of sources
WissenserwerbKnowledge of
*the EU economic and legal environment and its structures
*important stakeholders and institutions for European business
*selected EU policy areas and their impact on business
*selected aspects of business culture in English-speaking and Spanish-speaking countries
*typical structures of Spanish business documents
*selected grammar topics (identified on a need-to-know basis and linked to integrated practice)
*online resources for in-depth language study
WissensvertiefungKnowledge of
*resources for individual research and academic work
*issues and challenges surrounding European integration
*resources for individual language work
*strategies to follow-up in-class activities by using digital resources
*online resources for in-depth language study
Instrumentale KompetenzApplication of the theoretical knowledge in
*case studies and group simulation exercises
*authentic conversations in international settings / with international participants
*discussions during a class excursion to the EU Parliament in Luxembourg
*role plays and discussions
*social conversations
*role plays and discussions
*social conversations
*case studies and role plays
*blog posts, email communication, memos and invitations
Systemische KompetenzEvaluation of
*current and future developments in the EU
*alternatives for policy design and solutions to problems
*personal language skills
*scope for improvement
*business English situations and intercultural incidents

Vermittelte Schlüsselqualifikationen

analytical skills, teamwork skills , presentation skills, conflict management skills, Spanish communication skills, social and intercultural competences, integrated listening skills, text production skills, reading skills, oral skills, basic mediation skills, integrated listening skills, job search in the context of a Spanish-speaking country, critical reflection skills of global economic issues in Span-ish, international English and communication skills, distinction of different registers, social and intercultural competences, integrated listening skills, text production skills, reading skills, conflict management skills, job search and assessment centre skills.


In this module, students will be provided with an explicit European perspective on their areas of expertise. During their interactive cooperation in teams, they will conduct targeted information research on international political, economic, and social developments in Germany and other EU member states. This way they will learn about current EU integration issues and challenges and discuss them in class. Students will study Spanish vocabulary, grammar and useful phrases for standard business situations. Reflecting the diversity of Spanish-speaking cultures almost all Spanish-speaking countries will play a role in the regional information, listening materials and in-class discussions. Following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages the learning puts emphasis on classroom engagement, learner autonomy, focus on competencies and portfolio work. Students will practice recognising and applying basic structures of Spanish. They will analyse linguistic materials and sample documents for business situations (Spanish application documents, publications on various aspects of business, advertising, ...). They will apply the new vocabulary to communicative tasks and improve their oral skills through in-class practice and role plays. They will learn about the diversity of Spanish-speaking cultures and countries and listen to recordings representing different regional accents and pronunciation patterns. Students will be introduced to successful office work in the English language: telephoning, relevant skills for business meetings and negotiations, written documents for decision support, inter-national application documents (such as cover letter, resume, references), essay writing skills and virtual communication in blogs, online meetings and similar digital environments.


Interactive talks and in-class discussions, guided pair work and small-group assignments, Blended Learning formats, analysis of video case studies, exercises to enable self-reflection and under-stand stereotypes, simulation of business communication situations, text discussions, text production with individual feedback.


Formal: Full time B.A. students in the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences.

Academic: Skills developed in Module B14. Ability to communicate in an English-speaking environment.


Prüfungsleistung in Form von Assignments (bestehend aus vier schriftlichen gleichgewichteten Einheiten).

ArtDatum der LeistungserbringungPrüfungsanmeldung
(bitte Zeitangabe ...Min) Ende 1. HS*Ende 2. HS*individuelles Datum
Klausur: 90 Min.wird vom PA festgelegt*  bei Klausur nicht möglich
Hausarbeit mit Prä
Andere (Assignments)wird im Rahmen der Seminare festgelegt XX

* Prüfungsamt Termine


Voraussetzung für die Vergabe von ECTS-Punkten ist das Bestehen der Prüfungsleistung für das Modul. Diese wird aus den einzelnen Bestandteilen des Assignments generiert, welche gleichgewichtet in die Modulbewertung eingehen. Es gibt keine Bestehensgrenzen auf Basis der einzelnen Einheiten des Assignments. Das Modul geht mit 7 ECTS in die Gesamtzahl von 180 ECTS-Punkten ein.


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Abstract: International Competence: Europe

B 25.06210 hrs7 CP2nd semesterevery semester1 semester
TypeTeaching formatContact hoursIndependent studyGroup sizeLanguage of tuition
ElectiveSeminar with Integrated Tutorial128 hrs82 hrsca. 25 students per groupEnglish/German/Spanish


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