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Professional Communication in German IV34299/4421/2021/1/63
Study guide

Professional Communication in German IV

Academic year 2020-21
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Office Management, programme stage 3
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • German within Business Translation and Interpreting
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 4 credits
Weight: 4,00
Total study time: 100,00 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 1

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
Targeted use of the productive and receptive language skills in function of business report and professional presentations in German at the CEFR level B1.

Writing a concise, simple business report

Provide a simple, professional presentation in German.


In function of business report and professional presentations;
skills: reading, listening, speaking, writing, interaction in a business and professional context
Attention to: grammar, vocabulary, style, spelling

Simple business report preparation using sample text, e.g. report of meeting, company visit, language course, project

Language register, presentation techniques, proposals traineeship company or other company from communication sector (focusing on business activity, financial data, communication strategy)

Organisation of education

Contactonderwijs36,00 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 schedulePresentation30,00
Outside exam scheduleSkills test30,00Meerdere testen
Inside Regular exam scheduleWritten examination40,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
Inside Regular exam scheduleWritten examination50,00
Inside Regular exam schedulePresentation50,00
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: 01.12.2020 ()