Scope: 5 ETCS
Timing: semesters 1 - 7
Level: Basic Studies
Starting level and linkage with other courses
Prerequisites: German 1, 2 and 3 or equivalent competence (15 credits of earlier studies).
You are able to handle a variety of business-related subjects in the language, are acquainted with business terminology in the language and are familiar with corporate culture and business life in the language area. You are also able to make presentations and handle typical customer services situations. You can write business-related documents in the language. Your target level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages CEFR is B1.
- vocabulary and structures for business communication
- more advanced skills for presentations on business-related subjects
- oral tools for customer-related situations
- writing skills for business-related documents
During the language studies, students can participate in an official language test "Goethe-Test Pro - German for Professionals". The official certificate may increase the professional value of your German studies.
Recognising and validating prior learning (RPL)
If you have acquired the required competence in previous work tasks, recreational activities or on another course, you can show the competence with a demonstration and progress faster through your studies. More information and instructions for RPL are available at MyNet.
Cooperation with the business community
Business based examples and cases, guest speakers, or company visits as appropriate.
International and global business approach to course themes and topics, contributions by multicultural student groups and company cooperation.
Contact and distance sessions.
Students' performance is graded on the following scale: Excellent (5), Very good (4), Good (3), Satisfactory (2), Fair (1), Fail (0).
Link to the joint assessment grid. The assessment of one’s own learning.
Eva Herttuainen, Janne Mertala
Materials to be announced in the implementation plan.