University College Ghent
Geraard de Duivelstraat 5 - 9000 Ghent - Belgium
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German for Everyday Professional Use (CEFR B1)37838/4701/2122/1/32
Study guide

German for Everyday Professional Use (CEFR B1)

Academic year 2021-22
Is found in:
  • International Curriculum Business, Retail and Languages, programme stage 2
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 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)


Target the productive and receptive language skills in function of simple commercial communication and emails in German at the ERK level B1.

To provide simple commercial communication in German.


As a function of simple:
- trade communication
- business emails
Skills: reading, listening, speaking, writing, interaction in a business and professional context with attention to: grammar, vocabulary style, spelling
Grammar: Das Plusquamperfekt, Der Konjunktiv I, Die Futur, Das Passiv, Das Relativpronomen, Zeitangaben und Temporale, Konnektoren

Orally and in writing ask for and give information, simple and common oral and written communication, use different language registers correctly

Organisation of education

Contactonderwijs24,00 hours

Teaching methods

  • Learning dialogue
  • Practice session


Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Inside Regular exam scheduleWritten examination80,00
Outside exam scheduleSkills test20,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
Inside Regular exam scheduleOral examination20,00
Inside Regular exam scheduleWritten examination80,00
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Re-sit exam: is possible.

Other study materials

see electronic learning platform

Study costs

The Standard Student Shop will invoice the cost of books and syllabi. You can check prices on their website: Special study costs related to the programme will be invoiced by the faculty per semester.

Study costs related to the programme are general costs, such as copies, business gifts, maintenance of teaching material, etc. These costs will be invoiced in relation to the credits total per academic year. If you take up:

- 0 to 20 credits : 0 euro

- 21 to 40 credits : 5 euros

- 41 - ... : 10 euros

Other costs that will not be invoiced by the faculty but that students need to pay for themselves: printing costs for Chamilo documents, transportation (abroad, field trips, business sightings, workplace, etc.), external and individual seminars, buying a laptop, etc.

There could be extra costs for guest lectures or field trips if an opportunity would arise.
Possible deadlines for learning account: 01.12.2021 ()