Post Graduate

German for Business Professionals II (A1-b)

A1 Beginner-Level – continued 

German for Business Professionals I-IV Sequence

The German for Business Professionals I-IV training program enables you to build a solid foundation in German via a four-course sequence parallel to your graduate study program or employment in the business community.

German for Business Professionals I-IV provides structured language training to build intercultural communication competencies in German business contexts. Emphasis is placed on the four skills, speaking, listening, reading, and writing, in conjunction with effective intercultural communication strategies.

The aim of the German for Business Professionals I-IV training sequence is to help you develop the linguistic tools and know-how that enable you to integrate more effectively into the Austrian academic and business community and start building the communicative competencies necessary to enter a professional career path in a German-speaking region or use German at your (future) workplace.

German for Business Professionals II

This course module is the sequel to German for Business Professionals I and builds on the skills and functions acquired in the beginner level course. German for Business Professionals II provides continued communication training in German at the A1 level combined with intercultural communication strategies for business-related interactions.

Prerequisite

Completion of German for Business Professionals I or equivalent skills and experiences. For guidance, take this placement test: Studio [21] Einstufungstest A1 (cornelsen.de)

Course Content

  • Four-skill communication training in German at the A1 level tailored toward business professionals
  • Intercultural communication strategies for business-related interactions

Topics include exchanging information about occupations and work routines, presenting colleagues, creating a job profile, expressing abilities, needs, obligations, and preferences,  asking for and giving directions, speaking about excursions, events, and travel experiences, making purchases and describing purchase options, giving instructions and making recommendations, speaking about health and well-being, and reporting an accident or injury.

The course builds upon and strengthens grammatical concepts introduced in German for Business Professionals I. In addition, the following aspects are introduced and practiced: using the present perfect tense, modal verbs, and the imperative; forming affirmative and negative sentences and questions using main and dependent clauses; using adjectives and personal pronouns in the accusative case; and making comparisons.

Course Material

Funk, H. & Kuhn, C. (2017). Studio [express] Kompaktkurs Deutsch A1. Cornelsen. (Not included in the course fees)

Lecturer

Mag. Dr. Thomas Lintner

Schedule

12 weekly meetings on Monday evenings from 7 pm to 8:45 pm

Anticipated dates: 

  • March  06 – June 19, 2023 
    (no classes April 03-10, May 01, and May 29)

Registration deadline

  • Priority Deadline: 
    January 30, 2023
  • Final registration deadline: 
    February 25, 2023
    provided space is available

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

You are only entitled to participate in the course after receipt of payment. You will receive the invoice digitally to your email account two weeks before the start of the course.

Facts

Location

University of Applied Sciences Kufstein Tirol

Duration

30 Instructional Units (UE) of 45 minutes each

Graduation

Confirmation of participation

Registration

Please register online.

Fees

Course fee for graduate students (not including course material): € 50,-. Note: The reduced fee of just € 50,- applicable to current graduate students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Business study programs at the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein Tirol is made possible due to a generous subsidy from the International Business School. Course fee for external: € 600,-.

Contact & Registration

Greiderer Georg
Georg Greiderer
Officemanagement
+43 5372 71819 201
business-schoolfh-kufstein.ac.at
Stöckl Daniela
Daniela Stöckl
Officemanagement
+43 5372 71819 201
business-schoolfh-kufstein.ac.at