Course detail

German for Business Communication 1

FP-NOP1Acad. year: 2017/2018

The course follows up on language studied at the secondary school. It requires good knowledge of general language at pre-intermediate level as minimum. The course is focused on characteristic features of business professional communication. It provides students with the relevant specialist language and professional communication skills they will need in the workplace.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course is intended to deepen the student’s language skills necessary for professional communication using relevant vocabulary. It will familiarise the students with basic economic terminology and enable them to understand professional economic texts.

Prerequisites

The course is intended for students with language knowledge and skills at intermediate level (A2 - B1 CEFR).

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Studijní opory:http://www.kj.fme.vutbr.cz/studopory/de/grammar/mluvnice.pdf (CS)
Materiály ÚJ FSI VUT v Brně. (CS)
Studijní opory:http://www.kj.fme.vutbr.cz/studopory/de/topics/Geschaftskontakte.pdf (DE)
Studijní opory ke kurzu: www.vutbr.cz/elearning. (CS)
Studijní opory: http://www.kj.fme.vutbr.cz/studopory/de/topics/Geschaftskorrespondenz.pdf (DE)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course it taught by means of language lessons focused on practicing language skills and developing vocabulary. It includes also individual work of students in the elearning environment.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit is awarded on condition of having attended the seminars actively and worked out all assigned tasks. Students have to pass a credit test reaching 50% points as minimum.The credit test has one regular term and two resits.

Language of instruction

German

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Ceremony
2. University education
3. CV
4. Letter of application
5. Business letter, Emails
6. Networking
7. Communication – Computer
8. Internet
9. Travel
10. Hotel
11. Business lunch
12. Transport –car, weather
13. Credit test

Aims

The aim of the course is to acquaint the students with language skills used in professional communication (reading, listening, speaking, writing) and provides them with basic terminology and specific structures of professional language.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Students’ participation and their work in the exercises are systematically controlled. Absence may be compensation for by the agreement with the teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BAK Bachelor's

    branch BAK-UAD , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch BAK-EP , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional

  • Programme BAK-KME Bachelor's

    branch BAK-MME , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional

  • Programme MGR Master's

    branch MGR-ŘEP , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch MGR-PFO , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional

Type of course unit

 

Language exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

eLearning