Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme: Bachelor International Business Part-time
Type of degree: FH Bachelor´s Degree Programme
Summer Semester 2022

Course unit title English for Job Applications
Course unit code 025027040304
Language of instruction English
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is delivered Summer Semester 2022
Teaching hours per week 2
Year of study 2022
Number of ECTS credits allocated First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3
Name of lecturer(s) Colin GREGORY-MOORES

Prerequisites and co-requisites

English at B1/B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) or the consent of the lecturers.

Course content

English classes in the Bachelor Degree International Business are based on the CBI approach (Content Based Instruction) and thus have the following priorities: Teaching of language and communication skills and professional business content. The content of this course provides the classical content of application training (CV, cover letter and interview). The course offers an introduction to the basics of behavioural interviewing, in particular in the development of STAR (Situation Task Action Results) stories.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge - Students know about the structure of CVs and cover letters. - Students are familiar with the structure and techniques of job interviews. - Students are able to describe the basics of behavioural interviewing. Comprehension - Students are able to plan a job interview as an applicant and/or as a human resource manager in English. Application - Students are able to write a CV and cover letter and/or a job advertisement in English. - Students are able to perform a job interview as a job applicant and/or as a human resource manager in English. - Students may apply STAR (Situation Task Action Results) stories. Analysis - Students can reflect upon skills and abilities and/or analyse personal statements. - Students can investigate the link between a cover letter, a CV, the characteristics of the applicant and the job profile.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Discussion, reflection, individual lessons

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment of a pitch, cover letter, CV and/or job advertisement and company profile


The success of this course is highly dependent on the active participation and input of students.

Recommended or required reading

Raimes, Ann; Miller-Cochran, Susan, K. (2014): Keys for Writers. 7. Ausg. Boston: Cengage Learning. Swan, Michael (2006): Practical English Usage. 3. Ausg. Oxford: OUP. TTP Recruitment (2015): Using behavioural interviewing.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Face-to-face instruction with mandatory attendance