German (DaF) 4 (ILV)

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Course lecturer:

Mag.a

 Silke Fankhauser
Specialization AreaIntercultural Management
Course numberB4.06365.43.570
Course codeGerman 4
Curriculum2016
Semester of degree program Semester 4
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
SPPW3,0
ECTS credits5,0
Language of instruction German

On successful completion of the course, students:

  • can talk about and understand more complex topics and texts related to their studies and fields of interest, including business news
  • can initiate discourse and interact more fluently and spontaneously, enabling interaction with native speakers, also in a work context on the telephone and in an interview
  • can produce clear, more complex and generally coherent and cohesive text on a wide range of topics, including writing an argumentative essay arguing for or against a particular viewpoint, explaining opinion, writing a business email and CV
  • can correct most of their own language mistakes

Vocabulary, phrases, grammar and language related to the following topics:

  • Product and process descriptions
  • The world of business: Business news, job advertisments and CVs, writing emails and telephoning
  • Intercultural Communication: Differences in business behavior
  • Social Interaction: Expressing purpose and emotion

Braunert, J., Schlenker, W. & Becher, N. (2005) Unternehmen Deutsch.B1-B2.Klett
Dreyer, H., Schmitt, R. (2013) A Practice Grammar of German. Hueber. Ismaning
Eismann, V. (2006) Training berufliche Kommunikation: B2-C1: Erfolgrecih am Telefon und bei Gesprächen im Büro. Cornelsen
Eisman, V. (2007) Training berufliche Kommunikation: B2-C1: Erfolgreich in der interkulturellen Kommunikation. Cornelsen
Fandrych, C. (2012) Klipp und Klar - Übungsgrammatik Mittelstufe Deutsch B2/C1. Stuttgart: Klett
Fügert, N. (2009) Bewerbungstraining. A2-B1. Klett
Funk, H. (2007) studio d - Grundstufe: B1. Berlin: Cornelsen
Funk, H. & von Eggeling, R. M. (2008): Studio d - Grundstufe B1. Sprachtraining. Berlin: Cornelsen
Funk, H. (2010) studio d - Mittelstufe: B2. Cornelsen
Hering, A., Matussek, M. & Perlmann-Balme, M. (2002) Übungsgrammatik: Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Ismaning: Hueber
Hering, A., Matussek, M. & Perlmann-Balme, M. (2002) em Übungsgrammatik: B1-C1. Ismaning: Hueber
Sander, I. (2011) DaF kompakt A1-B1. Klett
Seiffert, C, (2013) Schreiben in Alltag und Beruf.A2/B1. Langenscheidt-Klett
Further materials will be provided if necessary.

A mixed method of instruction will be used for this course, including
lectures, individual exercises, discussion, role play, excursion and self-study and group work.

Final written examination 30%

Written coursework assessment 30%

Presentation 30 %

Class preparation and participation 10%