Course syllabus OKNJ - Language in Business - German (FBE - WS 2019/2020)


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Course title: Language in Business - German
Semester: WS 2019/2020
Course supervisor: Ing. Mgr. Šárka Jeřábková
Supervising department: Deans Office of the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE)
Time allowance: full-time, 0/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 16/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Prerequisites for registration: not Final Bachelor Exam and to study at faculty Personal Finance
Type of study: usual, consulting
Form of teaching: seminar
Mode of completion and credits: Exam (2 credits)
 
Course objective:
The goal of the subject is to develop students' language skills and knowledge at the B2-C1 level, bringing into focus business vocabulary and correspondence. Students will acquire and deepen knowledge of advanced grammatical structures, key business vocabulary and different types of business correspondence and their content and formal aspects.
 
Course content:
1.Communication (allowance 0/2)
 
a.formal letter and its characteristics
b.e-mail and its characteristics

2.Employment / Unemployment (allowance 0/2)
 
a.CV
b.motivation Letter

3.Forms of business (allowance 0/2)
 
a.company presentation

4.Management (allowance 0/2)
 
a.employment termination

5.Production, product (allowance 0/2)
 
a.supply
b.demand

6.Marketing (allowance 0/2)
 
a.product / service presentation
b.ordering

7.Banking (allowance 0/2)
 
a.invoice
b.reminders

8.International trade (allowance 0/2)
 
a.making an appointment
b.business trip planning

9.Tourism (allowance 0/2)
 
a.booking
b.property rental

10.Governance (allowance 0/2)
11.International organizations (allowance 0/2)
 
a.request for information and supporting documents

12.Environment (allowance 0/2)
 
a.complaint

13.Revision of lessons 1-12 (allowance 0/2)
 
a.a thorough revision of key grammatical structures, vocabulary and formal correspondence aspects

14.Summary test (allowance 0/2)
 
a.a summary test testing knowledge of lessons 1-12

 
Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture0 h6 h
     practice28 h0 h
     consultation0 h10 h
Self-study
     preparation for exam12 h18 h
     preparation for regular testing16 h22 h
Total56 h56 h
 
Key words:
none
 
Course completion:
Attendance at the seminars is mandatory. Completion of the subject is conditioned by two continuous tests and an exam (having a written and oral part). In each test consisting of 25 questions (submitted within the time limit of 20 minutes) students can gain a maximum of +5 points, a minimum of -- 5 points. Points are added to the final written exam score. The written exam consisting of 50 questions is taken in an electronic form, the time limit is 40 minutes, students can earn from 0 up to 50 points. The oral exam is based on a discussion and picture description related to the given topics, duration of the exam is 15 minutes. The overall language skills are tested (range of vocabulary, accuracy, fluency, pronunciation). Students have a dictionary at their disposal during the preparation time. The duration of the preparation is 15 minutes.
The minimum required level to pass the exam parts is 60%. The final score is the average score of the written and oral part. The range of assessment points is as follows:100-93 points=A, 92-85=B, 84-77=C, 76-69=D, 68-60=E, 59 and fewer=F.
 
Course methods: Full-time study mode:
seminars (28 hours), continuous preparation (28 hours)
Distance study mode:
lectures (6 hours), consultation (16 hours), continuous preparation (40 hours)
 
Reading list:
Basic:
WERGEN, J. -- WÖRNER, A. Obchodní korespondence a komunikace: němčina. 1st ed. Praha: Klett, 2005. 239 p. ISBN 80-86906-24-8.

Recommended:
WÖRNER, A. -- WERGEN, J. Bürokommunikation Deutsch . Stuttgart: Klett, 2010. 207 p. ISBN 978-3-12-561733-9.
HERING, A. -- MATUSSEK, M. Geschäftskommunikation - Besser schreiben. Ismaning: Hueber Verlag, 2007. 156 p. ISBN 978-3-19-101587-9.
PÖSCHL, S. Briefe schreiben . Stuttgart: Klett, 2010. 496 p. ISBN 978-3-12-561087-3.
KREIF, U. -- KUNKEL-RAZUM, K. Wörterbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Ismaning: Max Hueber Verlag, 2007. 770 p. ISBN 978-3-19-001735-5.

Study plans:
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Run in the period of: SS 2018/2019, WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, WS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, WS 2016/2017   (and older)
Course tutor: Ing. Mgr. Šárka Jeřábková (examiner, instructor, supervisor, tutor)
Teaching language: German
Town: Brno


Last modification made by Ing. Jiří Gruber on 09/05/2019.

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