[ 514GERMBG2K23 ] KS Business German 2 Level B2.1

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS - (*)B2.1 Languages Tom Rankin 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites KS Business German 1 Level B1.2
Original study plan Bachelor's programme International Business Administration 2023W
Objectives Building on German Communicative Skills and Business German 1, students extend knowledge of language learning strategies and communication strategies appropriate to B2.1 level. They are able to produce and understand German at a B2.1 level according to the CEFR. They can understand complex German text on concrete and abstract topics relating to business and economics. They can produce reports in German which develop an argument systematically with appropriate highlighting of significant points and supporting detail. They can explain different viewpoints related to typical decisions faced in a range of business contexts and formulate a solution based on consideration of advantages and disadvantages. They can interact with fluency and spontaneity in communicative contexts such as meetings, negotiations, etc. They can express their ideas and opinions precisely, presenting and responding to complex lines of argument. They can relay in German ideas, arguments and opinions expressed in their native language. Students are aware of register variation in German and differences between formal and informal communicative contexts. The students deepen their awareness of challenges in intercultural communication in multicultural teams and organisations.
Subject The following topics will form the basis of classroom activities:

  • Aspects of grammar and vocabulary development necessary for linguistic and communicative competences at B2.1 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)
  • Discussion of key genre properties of written reports and business presentations
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 B2.1 level on the CEFR. Explanation of genre conventions and register variation. Grammar and vocabulary development activities. Role-plays, negotiations, 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)
514GERMBG2K21: KS Business German 2 (2021W-2023S)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 25
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority