Active Start (ILV)Back
|Semester of degree program||Semester 1|
|Mode of delivery||Presencecourse|
|Language of instruction||English|
On successful completion of the course, students:
- Can identify the main challenges of studying and proactively develop action strategies to successfully overcome them.
- Can orient themselves well in the university setting and they can reflect on their new role as a student.
The course will cover the following topics/content:
- Welcome and introduction of the students to the study program
- Presentation of the language program at the FH Kärnten
- Presentation of the study programs and branches
- Meet the Peer (practical reports from former graduates)
- Expectations, values & mission statement of the study area
- Presentation of the social activities at the FH Kärnten
Doyle, T/ Zakrajsek, T/ Loeb, J.H. (2013): The New Science of Learning: How Brain Research Is Revolutionizing the Way We Learn. Virginia: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
Eagleman, D. (2017): The Brain. The Story of You. New York: Vintage.
Study Skills and Training, University of Oxford
The Yes Theory podcast by Headspace
Further reading and resources will be provided by instructors.
Authentic materials will be put together by the lecturer and made available and adapted to student needs.
Recommended reading and reference works:
Business Spotlight Magazine https://www.business-spotlight.de/
Harvard Business Review https://hbr.org/
TED Talks www.ted.com
Presentation Guru https://www.presentation-guru.com/
Emmerson, P. (2009) Business Vocabulary Builder, Macmillan
Emmerson, P. (2010) Business Grammar Builder - Intermediate to Upper-Intermediate, Macmillan
Bailey, S. (2010). Academic Writing for International Students of Business
Murphy, R. (2012) English Grammar in Use with Answers: A Self-study Reference and Practice Book for Intermediate Students of English, (4/e), CUP
Hughes, J. (2008). Success with BEC: The new Business English Certificates course. Vantage [B2], Student's book (1. publ. ed.).
Moderated group work, lecture, discussion, individual exercises
Cumulative module examination
The module grade is calculated weighted by the ECTS credits of the individual courses (ILV - integrated lecture) of the module and results as follows:
ILV "Active Start" - 1 ECTS
Assessment type: Continuous assessment
Assessment method/s: Portfolio, comprising a presentation and 3 written reflection papers or related exercises relative to modules components (courses) based on content covered and active participation. These will be awarded a participation grade if completed successfully.