Language course: Business German

Unfortunately the Business German courses cannot take place in Summer Semester 2020! If something will change before start of the semester in April 2020, we will inform you again! Registration is canceled from now!

In addition to regular language courses, we want to offer another language course, which focuses especially on Geschäftsdeutsch (German at the office and Business German), in order to ease the first steps in a German company.

Geschäftsdeutsch A2
Teacher: Dr. Vladislav Rozanov
Summer term 2020, beginning: 21 April 2020,
tuesdays
from 17:15 – 18:45 Uhr (11 sessions)
Venue: LS1 - R.207a

 

Geschäftsdeutsch B1
Teacher: Dr. Vladislav Rozanov
Summer term 2020, beginning: 21 April 2020,
tuesdays
from 19:15 – 20:45 Uhr (11 sessions)
Venue: LS1 - R.207a

 

Geschäftsdeutsch B2
Teacher: Dr. Vladislav Rozanov
Summer term 2020, beginning: 20 April 2020,
mondays
from 18:15 – 19:45 Uhr (11 sessions)
Venue: LS1 - R.207a

 

Geschäftsdeutsch C1
Teacher: Dr. Vladislav Rozanov
Summer term 2020, beginning: 20 April 2020,
mondays
from 16:15 – 17:45 Uhr (11 sessions)
Venue: LS1 - R.207a
+++IMPORTANT+++
In order to take part in a Business German course, you have to verify your present language level!
If your German level is not sufficient, you cannot attend!

Business Germa A2  Certification of German A2.1

Business Germa B1 Certification of German B1.1 or Business German A2

Business Germa B2  Certification of German B2.1 or Business German B1

Business Germa C1 Certification of German C1.1 or Business German B2

Students will earn a graded certificate. In order to receive the certificate, you need to be present in at least 8 from 10 sessions and pass both examinations (intermediate and final) successfully. You will receive a certificate confirming that you got 2 Credit Points upon successful completion of the course. This is e.g. noted on the ERASMUS+ transcript of records.

Required

  • Bürokommunikation Deutsch (by PONS, Stuttgart, 2013; ISBN: 978-3-12-561867-1) - available at Hugendubel book store Mensa 1

  • Medium-sized German/English-English/German Dictionary (elektronische Version ist ausreichend/ electronic version is sufficient)

Recommended

Any of the specific texts in Business and Economics (preferably thematicaly course oriented) that could be used for your home reading and vocabulary extension.

Course Objective

The course aims to provide you with the language skills in both communicative and grammar proficiency in the area of the professional day-to-day as well as in a German speaking business venture or German speaking companies.

Methodology

  • Methodical criteria aim to perfect both communicative and stuctural language skills.
  • Goal oriented bilingual (German and English) teaching approach with role plays and real-life simulated situations.
  • Applied communicative proficiency will be demostrated in the group work and the individual presentation in every second class.
  • There will be mid-semester and final written exams in which students will demonstrate their Business German skills learned in classroom. These exams will consist of sections on listening, reading, and writing comprehension. One section will include the activities on grammar learned in classroom.
  • Active  participation and regular attendance are mandatory for a successful completion of the course.

  Requirements

100 Points in total

  1. Attendance – Mandatory - 10 points
    Two absences are allowed at maximum.
  2. Active Class Participation)– 10 pointsActive class participation and well prepared home work assignments are important for a successful completion of the course.)
  3. Mid-semester Written Exam – 30 points
    The content and the format of the exam will be discussed in the first third of the semester.
  1. Individual Presentation - 20 points
    The content and the format of the individual presentation will be discussed in the first third of the semester.
  1. Final Exam – 30 points
    The content and the format of the exam will be discussed in the first third of the semester.
  • Grading Scale
    94.5–100=1.0 (sehr gut); 89.5–94.4=1.3 (gut bis sehr gut); 85–89.4=1.7 (gut und besser); 79.5–84.5=2.0 (gut); 75.5–79.4=2.3 (noch gut); 69.5–75.4=2.7 (befriedigend und besser); 65.5–69.4=3.0 (befriedigend); 59.5-65.4=3.3 (noch befriedigend); 55.5-59.4=3.7 (ausreichend und besser); 50.0-55.4=4.0 (ausreichend);0-49.9=5.0 (nicht ausreichend)