Project information

New subject "German for Business Communication"

Project Identification
FRVS/800/2010
Project Period
1/2010 - 12/2010
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the CR
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Education
Keywords
business German, seminar, business communication skills, presentation techniques, training course, conference, analysis of papers, business correspondence

The objective of the project is to establish a new subject “German for Business Communication”. It is a course offered for MA students in both full-time and distance study. It is designed as a part of these programmes and it will be carried out as a seminar.
The tenor of this new subject is to develop communication skills of the students in a different domain of the language than the one of daily usage, being the domain of business life. Its subject matter can be divided in two parts: a. communication training in areas representative for business activities irrespective particular vocations (cooperation with partners from abroad, business trips, correspondence), and b. communication training depending on the particular area of students’ vocation (understanding texts from the area of pedagogy, psychology and foreign language methodology; preparation and presentation of a conference paper, participation at training courses etc.). Thus, to future teachers, the new subject is an interesting way how to enlarge their language portfolio as well as an open door to further education in their vocational area.