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Professional Communication in German III34280/4421/2021/1/96
Study guide

Professional Communication in German III

Academic year 2020-21
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Office Management, programme stage 2
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • German within Business Translation and Interpreting
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Weight: 3,00
Total study time: 75,00 hours
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Special admission is required to enrol in this course unit under credit contract.
Co-ordinator: Declercq Marjan
Languages: German
Scheduled for: Semester 2

Final objectives

As an ambassador of the company or organization, and a connector in the company or organization, communicate in a service-oriented and creative manner in an intercultural, international and multidisciplinary context in Dutch, French, English and either German or Spanish (to be selected) with internal and external stakeholders with various profiles. (Dutch: CEFR level C2 / English: receptive skills CEFR level C1, productive skills level B2 / French: receptive skills CEFR level C1, productive skills level B2 / German or Spanish: CEFR level B1)


  • Choice of language: German or Spanish
    The targeted deployment of productive and receptive language skills in function of simple business communication and corporate emails in German at CEFR level B1.
  • Taking care of simple business communication in German.


  • In function of simple:
    -business communication
    -business emails
    skills: reading, listening, speaking, writing, interaction in a corporate and business context
    with attention to: grammar, vocabulary, style and spelling
  • Business style
    Asking and giving oral and written information
    Simple and common (oral and written) communication regarding commercial activities

Organisation of education

Contactonderwijs24,00 hours

Teaching methods

  • Learning dialogue
  • Guest speaker or lecture/Testimony
  • Practice session
    Additional information: in language lab


Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Inside Regular exam scheduleWritten examination80,00
Outside exam scheduleSkills test10,00written
Outside exam scheduleSkills test10,00oral
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
Inside Regular exam scheduleWritten examination80,00
Inside Regular exam scheduleOral examination20,00
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Re-sit exam: is possible.

Study materials

1. Mandatory books
  • Author: Lodder, H.G.
  • Publisher: Bussum: Coutinho
  • Edition: 2012
  • ISBN-nr: 978-90-628-3306-1
  • Author: Tschirner, E.
  • Publisher: Amsterdam/Antwerpen: intertaaL
  • Edition: 2016
  • ISBN-nr: 978-94-603-0016-5
Possible deadlines for learning account: 15.03.2021 ()