Module Overview

German for Business 3a

The module is designed for students who have a foundation in business language and focusses on the skills needed for participation in a trade fair. It also aims to develop general language proficiency and to deepen students’ understanding of aspects of contemporary life in the German-speaking countries.

Module Code

INTB H3016

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Ongoing: the development of listening and speaking skills

Developing the skills to deal with the main situations likely to arise at a trade fair in Germany, from visiting a stand to greeting clients and dealing with queries about products and services. Following the main points of a TV programme and film, narrating the plot and giving opinions.

Ongoing: the development of reading and writing skills

Understanding and preparing documentation for participation in a trade fair. Understanding and identifying the main points in a text.Learning the conventions of essay and summary writing and how to paraphrase information in own words. Reporting and giving own opinion on factual information.

Topic 1: Business Language (Trade Fairs)

Organising business travel;Organising meeting with clients at trade fair;Preparing and understanding business cards;Product descriptions and presentations;Company profiles;Follow-up correspondence

Topic 2: Grammar and Structures

Relative pronouns ;Comparative/Superlative;Conditional

Topic 3:Life in Contemporary German-speaking countries

Aspects of German culture and society, to include education and student life, will be studied through the use of written text, film and Internet resources.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)50
Formal Examination50