in cooperation with East Tennessee State University Johnson City / USA

Communication skills are consistently ranked as one of the most sought after soft skills employers seek. Taught in English, this course is designed to provide hands on practice in writing different business communications, knowledge of when to use technical jargon, and how to write in a clear and concise manner. According to Forbes Magazine (2013), learning and exhibiting these skills, you may increase your marketability and raise your earning potential by up to 50 percent!

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Lectures, excursion and assessments
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Group work, individual preparation and reading
Modul 1

Written Organizational Communication

Modul 2

Cross-cultural Competences and Communication

Modul 3

Plant tour Mercedes Benz Bremen

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand various (memorandum, letter, etc.) types of business communications.
  2. Build goodwill through written communications.
  3. Be able to adapt a written message to the audience.
  4. Format correctly according to type of communication.
  5. Write in a manner that the audience is able to read and understand the communication.
  6. Learn revising and editing methods to improve quality communications.
  7. Be able to write in different styles needed for informative, positive, negative and persuasive messages.
  8. Describe differences in cross‐cultural communications.
  9. Present material appropriately for the audience.

Instructional Technology: This course will be taught using Power Point slides, examples on the board, and individual and group work by students. Students will need to bring to class a notebook to take notes, a writing utensil, and paper for working on in class assignments to be turned in at the end of class.

1st April

Deadline of Registration

7th July

Day of Arrival

1st August

Day of Departure

The certificate or transcript of records

At the end of the course a certificate of attendance and transcript of records will be issued to each participant. Successful participants can earn 4 credit hours – US / 8 credit points-ECTS.

* Please note: These credits can be transferred to your home university/institution. It is recommended to verify with your home university/institution that the grades you earn in Bremen can be applied to your curriculum or course of study.

Prerequisites

The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students and young professionals. Minimum age 18 years. C1-C2/ Proficient user (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages / CEFR)

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The course fee includes...
  • Information packet with city guide
  • Seminars and lectures
  • Teaching material
  • Program related excursion
  • Ticket for public transport in Bremen (bus+tram)
The course fee does not include...
  • Travel expenses
  • Accommodation in Bremen
  • Insurance: Health, accident and liability insurance
  • Board and personal spendings
  • Participation in optional activities
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SUPPORTING PROGRAM

The program may be subject to change.

Course starts on 7 July 2019
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