Course: Introduction to Professional German

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Course title Introduction to Professional German
Course code KCJ/5UNJ
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction German
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Suchánková Hana, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Smejkalová Kateřina, PhDr.Bc. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Business contacts - home. Greeting, introductions. 2. Commercial contacts - home. Haggling terms. 3. At the workplace. In the office, in the company. 4. At the workplace. Working day. The importance of information technology. 5. Phone call. Interviews with German-speaking partners. 6. Phone call. 7. Communication with customers and business partners. Commercial correspondence. 8. Presentation. Feedback. 9. Presentation. Diagrams, graphs. 10. Employers' requirements to graduates. Job Search. 11. Request for post. Interview. Biography. 12. Intercultural Relations. Intercultural communication. 13. Czech-German intercultural relations.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 26 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 26 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 14 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 12 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to review complicated grammar and its application in a professional context. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition and development of professional vocabulary and language skills used in professional language.
Upon successful compleion of this course, students will be able to: - describe the organizational structure of the company - apply the ability to make phone calls with German business partners - construct a business letter - successfully and convincingly present - summarize and judge employers' demand for graduates
Prerequisites
Language level B1

Assessment methods and criteria
unspecified
- participation in the exercises - 3 absences - active work hours (preparation for every hour - reading texts, information retrieval, mikropresentation) - ongoing tests of vocabulary - work in groups + presentation of results - final test of the translation thematic vocabulary and issues related to various topics (test is recognized when reaching 75% success rate).
Recommended literature
  • EISMANN, Volker. Erfolgreich bei Präsentationen. Berlin: Cornelsen, 2007. ISBN 978-3-06-020263-8..
  • ENGST, Judith. Professionelles Telefonieren. Manheim: Duden, 2011. ISBN 978-3-411-74581-4..
  • FEARNS, Anneliese. Kommunikation in der Wirtschaft. Berlin: Cornelsen, 2009. ISBN 978-3-464-21236-3..
  • HESSE, Jürgen, SCHRADER, Hans. Lebenslauf. Hallbergmoos: Stark, 2011. ISBN 978-3-86668-473-7..
  • MICHŇOVÁ, Iva. . Němčina - rétorika, prezentace, komunikace. Praha: Grada, 2011. ISBN 978-80-247-3135-3..


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Social and Economic Studies Regional Development and Public Administration (A) Economy 1 Winter