Professional German - GRMN5960

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2021 to 2022
Autumn Term 5 15 (7.5) checkmark-circle


Students are taken through essential aspects of the conduct of business in Germany (and German-speaking countries), both learning about those aspects and becoming familiar with specific features of the German language encountered in a professional context. In terms of key skills, business skills and language skills, encourages the practice of meticulous accuracy.

Students will develop their confidence in the use of specialised terminology and appropriate register in a professional context.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 20

Method of assessment

Assignment 1 (400 words) – 30%
Assignment 2 (500 words) – 40%
Group Presentation (20 minutes) – 30%

Indicative reading

Indicative reading list:

Durrell, M. (2017). Hammer's German Grammar and Usage. Sixth edition. London: Routledge.
Moritz, U., Rodi, M. and Rohrmann, L. (2018). Linie 1 B1 /B2: Deutsch in Alltag und Beruf. Kurs- und Übungsbuch mit Audios und Videos (Linie 1: Deutsch in Alltag und Beruf). Stuttgart: Klett.
Rohrer, H, and Schmidt, C. (2013) Kommunizieren im Beruf: 1000 nützliche Redewendungen. Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch. Stuttgart: Klett.
Wergen, J. (2017). PONS Bürokommunikation Deutsch: Mustertexte, Textbausteine und Übungen für jeden geschäftlichen Anlass. Stuttgart: Pons.

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Function, in German, on a social and general professional level within a general business context;
Communicate effectively to a variety of audiences and/or using a variety of methods in predictable situations in a professional context (Common European Framework of Reference indicative level: B1/B2);
Understand and accurately use vocabulary and forms of expression of the contemporary general German business context.


  1. Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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