Course detail

German for Business Communication 2

FP-NOP2KAcad. 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.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of the course is conditional on regular completion of the course in the winter semester.

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)
M. Hiiemäe - Němčina v obchodní praxi - Handelskontakte, LEDA, 2001, ISBN: 80-85927-77-2 (CS)
Studijní opory:ke kurzu: www.vutbr.cz/elearning (CS)
Studijní opory:http://www.kj.fme.vutbr.cz/studopory/de/topics/Geschaftskontakte.pdf (DE)
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.
Passing the written examination verifies the student's listening and reading comprehension skills, his or her skill to compose a written text on a given topic, and his or her knowledge of grammatical and lexical structures at B1+ level of CEFR. Passing the oral examination verifies the student's skill to speak and express his or her opinions of professional topics in the form of a dialogue at B1+ level of CEFR.
The exam has one regular term and one resit. For second resit see Dean’s directive 3/2014.

Language of instruction

German

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Travel – train, plane, bus
2. Orientation
3. Office
4. Companies, sectors
5. Departments
6. Job safety
7. Order processing
8. Payments
9. Accounting
10. Product
11. Advertising
12. Marketing, Trade fair
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 MGR-KS Master's

    branch MGR-PFO-KS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, elective

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

eLearning