Course detail

German for Specific Purposes I

FSI-N7Acad. year: 2020/2021

The course is focused on characteristic features of professional communication. It provides students with the relevant specialised language structures and professional communication skills they will need in the workplace.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

After passing this course students should be able to communicate in German independently, at B2 level. The knowledge and skills gained should contribute to more fluent speaking and communication in personal, academic as well as professional environments.


The course requires a very good knowledge of general language at least at B1+/ B2 level.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading
Materiály ÚJ FSI VUT v Brně. (DE)
Studijní opory: (DE)
Studijní opory:
BECKER, Norbert, BRAUNERT, Jörg. Alltag, Beruf & Co 6, Ismaning: Hueber, 2011. ISBN 978-3196015904
BECKER, Norbert, BRAUNERT, Jörg, EISFELD, Karl-Heinz. Dialog Beruf 2, Ismaning: Hueber, 2002. ISBN 3-19-001591-0
BECKER, Norbert, BRAUNERT, Jörg, EISFELD, Karl-Heinz. Dialog Beruf 3, Ismaning: Hueber, 2002. ISBN 3-19011592-3
BECKER, Norbert, BRAUNERT, Jörg, SCHLENKER Wolfram. Unternehmen Deutsch Aufbaukurs, Stuttgart: Klett, 2006: ISBN: 978-3-12-675745-4
LÉVY-HILLERICH, Dorothea. Mit Deutsch in Europa studieren, arbeiten, leben, Plzeň: Fraus, 2004. ISBN 80-7238-359-0
PERLMANN-BALME, Michaela, SCHWALB Susanne. Sicher aktuell B2. Ismaning: Hueber, 2019. ISBN 978-3-19-301207-4
DANIELS Albert, KÖHL-KUHNE, Renate et al. Mittelpunkt neu B2. Stuttgart: Klett, 2013. ISBN 978-3-12-676652-4
KOITHAN, Ute, MAYR-SIEBER, Tanja, et al. Aspekte neu B2. Stuttgart: Klett, 2015. ISBN 978-3-12-605025-8

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Language instruction as an extension of basic professional curriculum.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Podmínky udělování zápočtů, forma zkoušek a způsob a pravidla výsledné klasifikace předmětu (anglicky):
Course-unit credit is awarded on condition of having attended the seminars actively and completed all tasks, as well as fulfilled the requirements of continuous control.
The examination at level B2 CEFR consists of a written and an oral part. The written part tests global and detailed listening and reading comprehension, grammar and vocabulary of the general language and of German for Specific Purposes.
The oral part is a dialogue on the current topics of conversation.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to reinforce individual abilities of students to express themselves in German. The previously gained knowledge of grammar and vocabulary will be revised and systematically expanded in real contexts.

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

Attendance at seminars is compulsory and is systematically checked by the teacher. Students are allowed to miss two seminars. Regular attendance and active participation in classes are necessary conditions for taking the examination.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-OBN-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, elective
  • Programme B-VTE-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, elective
  • Programme N-OBN-P Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, elective

  • Programme M2V-P Master's

    branch M-VSY , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


Language exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. First contacts – Introduction
2. Establishment of contact over the phone
3. University studies
4. CV
5. Business letters and e-mails
6. Application, covering letter
7. Professional communication
8. ICT
9. Business travel tips I - System of payments and insurance
10.Business travel tips II – Travelling on business
11. Business travel tips III - Orientation (town, company)
12. Business travel tips IV - Accommodation, business dinner
13. Course evaluation