Course ID 16OO102
  • Applied Informatics
Number of classes 2+2
Semester 4
Status Optional
The objective of the course is to enable students to improve their knowledge of the language and a number of language abilities and skills, particularly those needed for doing business, so that they can read and understand business texts, communicate with business partners and write short compositions.
Students are expected to acquire following skills (competencies): expand both in general and business German vocabulary; developing and broadening of the language knowledge at all levels of language structure (phonetics, morphology, syntax, semantics); developing all language skills (reading, listening, writing, speaking); enabling students to use the acquired knowledge in real-life situations and prepare them for life-long language learning: developing sociolinguistic and strategic competences; teaching students how to use both written and electronic dictionaries; enabling students to use communication technologies in pursuit of knowledge in a specific area; encouraging students to acquire business terminology by reading business texts or other materials used in courses that they attend; mastering the most frequent language forms that reflect economics and business thinking; developing the ability of numerical thinking; developing communicative skills through simulation of typical business situations; encouraging students to acquire computer terminology used in business, as well as terminology of economics, finance, management and insurance; familiarizing students with the basic forms of written communication in business.
Theoretical training
• Grammatical structures: the personal pronouns in the dative and accusative, modals in past simple; past simple; proposals for the position and the difference between the dative and accusative (Wo?, Wohin?); irregular comparison of adjectives; word order in subordinate clause;
• Topics: Showing companies and hierarchical structure; representation of companies and products, hotel reservations and contracting terms; contacts at trade shows, product description and recommendations, formulate queries, offers, orders, complaints and written responses to the above; interpreting job posting, writing work resumes and job applications;
• The vocabulary of the language professions related to everyday situations in the business sphere;
• Written and oral communication (presentations, resumes, business letters).
Practical training
• Practicing thegrammaticalstructure ofthe German languagethroughspeech situationand the adoption ofa particularvocabulary. The developmentof all languageactivities(reading, writing, speaking, writingandunderstandingof audiotext).
• Simulation oftalksontopics coveredin the businessof life(work inpairs or groups).
9. Becker, N., & Braunert, J. (2009). Alltag, Beruf & Co2, Kursbuch + Arbeitsbuch.Ismaning. Deutschland: Max Hueber Verlag.

10. Loibl, B. et all. (2015). Schritte Plus im Beruf. Kommunikation am Arbeitsplatz. Ismaning. Deutschland: Max Hueber Verlag.

11. Becker, N., Braunert, J., & Schlenker, W. (2005).Unternehmen Deutsch Grundkurs. Kursbuch.Stuttgart, Deutschland: Klett Verlag.

12. Becker, N., & Braunert, J. (2004).Unternehmen Deutsch Grundkurs. Arbeitsbuch.Stuttgart, Deutschland: KlettVerlag.
Interactive teaching. Using audio and visual equipment.
Assessment (maximum number of points 100)
Exam Requirements 45 points Final exam 55 points
Attendance 5 Written exam 40
Ongoing assessment 30 Oral exam 15
Class participation 10