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
  • 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 - 14 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 12 hours per semester
Learning outcomes

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

Assessment methods and criteria
- participation in the exercises - active work hours - final test
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