German for Business Communication 1
FP-NOP1KAcad. year: 2019/2020
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.
The course is intended for students with language knowledge and skills at intermediate level (A2 - B1 CEFR).
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Materiály ÚJ FSI VUT v Brně. (CS)
Studijní opory:http://www.kj.fme.vutbr.cz/studopory/de/grammar/mluvnice.pdf (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
2. University education
4. Letter of application
5. Business letter, Emails
7. Communication – Computer
11. Business lunch
12. Transport –car, weather
13. Credit test
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.
Type of course unit
26 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer