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Business German

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Business German
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
International Modules, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2017
Module code: INTB-202
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2U (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: according to optional course list
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
written examination 90 minutes (50 %) + presentation (20%) + homework and tests (30%)

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

INTB-202 (P200-0034) International Modules, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2017 , optional course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 75 hours (equivalent to 2.5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 52.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended knowledge:
German language proficiency at Level B2/C1 (CEFR)
Available for international students only (with university entrance qualifications from outside Germany).

[updated 18.04.2017]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Dr. Julia Frisch
Tina Flauder, M.A.

[updated 05.04.2024]
Learning outcomes:
- Review and consolidate structures and vocabulary of the target language, extending these to cover specifically vocational and business-oriented topics
- Develop skills required to understand and produce written and spoken German as used in general professional contexts.

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Module content:
- Current topics in a profession context
- Specialist vocabulary, job-related expressions and grammatical structures
- Business phone calls and email correspondence
- Corporate culture, professional communication skills and etiquette
- Participation in team meetings and other job-related discussions
- Giving short presentations on professional topics
- Describing and interpreting graphs, charts and tables
- Summarizing and reproducing information

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Teaching methods/Media:
Language course with a pragmatic awareness approach.
- Lecturer presentations
- Individual and group work
- Panel and group discussions, role-play
- Case studies
- Short presentations by the students
A wide variety of educational resources (print, audios, videos, e-learning) are used while taking account of the particular learning practices of the target group.

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Recommended or required reading:
The course materials as well as a reading list will be made available to participants.
E-learning platform (Campus+)

[updated 18.04.2017]
Module offered in:
WS 2024 (probably), SS 2024, WS 2023/24, SS 2023, WS 2022/23, ...
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