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PL20995: German written and oral communication in the business context 2

[Page last updated: 02 August 2022]

Academic Year: 2022/23
Owning Department/School: Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
Credits: 12 [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 240
Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Academic Year
Assessment Summary: CW 40%, EX 40%, OR 20%
Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework 1 Written (CW 15%)
  • Coursework 2 Oral (CW 10%)
  • Coursework 3 Written (CW 15%)
  • Oral (OR 20%)
  • Exam (EX 40%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
* Manipulate a broad range of lexis, grammatical structures and syntax;
* Apply accurate and advanced written and spoken communicative skills;
* Demonstrate sound awareness of style and linguistic register appropriate to the world of business and management;
* Show cultural awareness.

* To enhance the production of authentic and accurate written and spoken German especially in economic, business and professional contexts;
* To consolidate student's knowledge of complex grammatical structures;
* To apply the acquired skills to the production of a variety of German texts;
* To build on the communication skills acquired in YEAR 1;
* To improve oral proficiency and aural comprehension.

Skills: Precision and creativity in the use of written and spoken language;
* Effective communication in the target language;
* Independent learning strategies;
* Adaptation to life in the target countries (preparation for year abroad);
* Employability and transferable skills.

Content: Written language:
* Selected grammar points, essay writing techniques, summary, reports, surveys, business terminology, CV and cover letters.
Spoken language:
* Audio-visual material, presentations, debates, role plays, conversation, interview techniques.

Programme availability:

PL20995 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UXXX-AYB04 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (German) with Year Abroad (Year 2)


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