[ 514GERMBG1K23 ] KS Business German 1 Level B1.2

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS - (*)B1.2 Languages Tom Rankin 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites KS German Communicative Skills Level B1.1
Original study plan Bachelor's programme International Business Administration 2023W
Objectives Building on German Communicative Skills, students extend knowledge of language learning strategies and communication strategies appropriate to B1.2 level. They are able to produce and understand German at a B1.2 level according to the CEFR. They can understand the main ideas of complex German text relating to familiar issues of business and economics. They can produce clear, detailed text on an increasing range of business-related issues, drawing appropriately on written and statistical input They can provide a clear oral presentation of issues related to social, business or economics topics. They can give a clear, prepared presentation, giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view and discussing the advantages and disadvantages of various options. They can follow discussion in a meeting setting and can contribute effectively by accounting for and sustaining their position. The students gain a greater awareness of challenges in intercultural communication in international settings.
Subject The following topics will form the basis of classroom activities:

  • Aspects of grammar and vocabulary development necessary for linguistic and communicative competences at B1.2 level
  • Various themes in contemporary business and society in German-speaking countries
  • Communicative activities to foster development of student abilities in the four skill areas (speaking, listening, reading and writing)
Criteria for evaluation Continuous assessment in the form of production and comprehension tasks during the semester; Oral presentation tasks; Final written exam
Methods Communicative language practice and self-study methods to develop linguistic and communicative competences at the B1.2 level on the CEFR. Explanation of text-construction conventions. Grammar and vocabulary development activities. Role-plays, meetings, presentations and interaction.
Language German and English
Study material will be announced in the course
Changing subject? No
Earlier variants They also cover the requirements of the curriculum (from - to)
514GERMBG1K21: KS Business German 1 (2021W-2023S)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 25
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority