English English: The objective of the English language courses in the Assessment Year is to give an introduction into the language used in business and economics. For students planning a degree in Economics, we recommend to attend English (English for Management Studies and Economics). For students, who are planning to study for a major in Law, to enrol into English for Law. General teaching guidelines The objective of the English language courses in the Assessment Year is to give you an introduction into the language used in the areas of business and economics. In select groups, the lessons are complemented by an introduction into the legal language. All students, however, face the same exam at the end of the Assessment Year (which includes also questions to the legal language that students can choose from). In order to achieve the required level, students will work with various learning materials from current sources. This material forms the basis for comprehension exercises, discussions and writing exercises. Working on and with the language, the courses focus mainly on the technical language, but where necessary also deals with grammar issues. The lessons may vary depending on students’ needs. We have compiled a reader for the business, as well as the legal language, respectively; both which build the basis for the text-based lessons. Depending on the needs of each group, further material is provided by the lecturers. Entry level Matura/Abitur. We assume that this corresponds with at least a B2 Level, based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The B2 level means students have a limited, but effective command of the language in familiar situations, i.e. the ability to participate in a standard conversation on familiar topics or a simple exchange of information. At the beginning of the Autumn Semester, you should select a working group in Bidding that matches your level (Higher Intermediate, Intermediate, Lower Intermediate). The purpose of these working groups is to provide you with the kind of support that you need at your level (e.g. lower intermediate groups are more focused on grammar than the more advanced groups). However, all students take the same exam.