Business German

Business German
For experienced speakers of the language being taught. Emphasizes business concepts; practice and case study including conversation, reading,and presenting, while enriching business vocabulary.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtFall, Winter
Course Outcomes

Basic Business Transactions

Conduct basic business transactions in German in both speaking and writing: explain and evaluate job qualifications and requirements; describe organizational structures, functions, profile, and missions; make, negotiate, and accept business offers; react to customer complaints, negotiate with sales partners; and discuss marketing strategies.


Behave in culturally appropriate ways in dealing with German businesses.


Engage in small talk and other social necessities with comprehensible, nonirritating German.


Speak without major flaws in grammar and vocabulary.

Reading and Listening

Read and listen to business and related social texts with understanding appropriate to the task.