Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE GRM3059

 
TITLE Deutsch in Beruf / Professional German

 
LEVEL 03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 4

 
DEPARTMENT German

 
DESCRIPTION This study-unit deals with several aspects of the German language in an increasingly diverse, dynamic and international job market; it seeks to tackle and train specific language skills for different industries and professions such the German language use in business, in engineering and in the social sector as well as language use in law. Participants of this study-unit will increase their vocabulary and knowledge of terminology related to the different fields of expertise, learn how to compose a written job application and participate in a job interview; furthermore, they will amplify their knowledge of how to communicate in speaking and writing in a professional context as for example in meetings and in electronic communication.

Diese Studieneinheit beschäftigt sich mit verschiedenen Aspekten der deutschen Sprache im Kontext eines zunehmend dynamischen und internationalen Arbeitsmarkts; sie thematisiert sprachliche Fertigkeiten sowie den Fachwortschatz verschiedener professioneller Bereiche wie zum Beispiel in der Wirtschaft, in technischen und sozialen Berufen sowie im Rechtswesen. Ziel des Kurses ist es, den Wortschatz der Teilnehmer/innen zu erweitern. Sie lernen, Bewerbungsunterlagen für den deutschen Arbeitsmarkt zu verfassen sowie ein Bewerbungsgespräch zu führen. Darüber hinaus erwerben sie Kenntnisse in professioneller schriftlicher und mündlicher Kommunikation wie zum Beispiel für die Teilnahme an Besprechungen und das Schreiben von Emails.

Study-unit Aims:

The aim of this study-unit is to increase the participants' knowledge of German vocabulary related to different professions as well as train them in written and oral communication skills for a professional context.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- follow professional meetings held in German;
- understand German words related to different professions;
- understand and read (electronic) communication in a professional context.

2. Skills
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- participate and engage in work meetings held in German;
- write a job application in German;
- attend and engage in a job interview in German;
- write emails in German in a professional context;
- apply new vocabulary to a specific work context.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

- Riegler-Poyet, Margarete/Straub, Bernard/Thiele, Paul: Das Testbuch Wirtschaftsdeutsch. München: Klett-Langenscheidt 2013.
- Sander, Ilse et al.: DaF im Unternehmen B2. Stuttgart: Klett 2018.
- Braunert, Jörg/Schlenker, Wolfram: Unternehmen Deutsch Lehrbuch + Arbeitsbuch. Stuttgart: Klett 2005.
- Fearns, Anneliese/Buhlmann, Rosemarie: Technisches Deutsch für Ausbildung und Beruf. Haan-Gruiten: Verlag Europa-Lehrmittel 2013.
- Schlüter, Sabine: Menschen im Beruf - Training Besprechen und Präsentieren. Ismaning: Hueber 2018.
- Hering, Axel/Matussek, Magdalena: Menschen im Beruf - Schreibtraining: Deutsch als Fremd- und Zweitsprache. Ismaning: Hueber 2016.

 
ADDITIONAL NOTES Pre-requisite Qualifications: Advanced Level in German or similar

Pre-Requisite Study-unit: GRM2060


 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Classwork SEM2 No 50%
Examination (2 Hours) SEM2 Yes 50%

 
LECTURER/S Angelique Hertzel

 
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