Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 1
(Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 2 German

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 1 hour per week
Seminars / Tutorials 3 hours per semester


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Exam 2 Hours   written examination (2 translations from German)  60%
Semester Assessment 3 translations from German (30%); 1 group presentation (10%).  Continuous Assessment:  40%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   written examination  100%

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module students will have acquired a basic stock of commercial and business German vocabulary and know their English equivalents. They will be able to translate business and commercial texts from German into English with a high degree of fluency, recognising the special requirements of such translations, and will be familiar with various aspects of German economic life. Students will also feel more comfortable in commercial and business situations in German, whether dealing with them orally or in writing.

Brief description

This module (which is mostly taught in German) is designed as an introduction to an area of language which has obvious practical application; it does not, however,
lead to the award of any kind of diploma. Students will be expected to familiarise themselves with various aspects of the economic life of the Federal Republic of Germany (e.g. commerce, trade, finance, insurance, export, industry, etc.). The main emphasis will fall on the ability to translate from German into English. The course will provide the student with a broad linguistic basis on which to build any future study of a more commercial nature.

Reading List

Recommended Consultation
Reinhart von Eichborn, Isabelle von Eichborn (2003) Der grosse Eichborn : Wirtschaftwörterbuch Mönchengladbach : von Eichborn Siebenpunkt-Verl. Primo search Renner, Rüdiger (1970) Deutsch-Englische Wirtschaftssprache :systematische Terminologie und alphabetisches Wörterbuch mit Ubersetzungs ubungen =German-English economic terminology ; systematic and alphabetical vocabulary with translation exercises /Rüdiger Renner, Rudolf Sachs, John Fosberry. 2nd ed. Hueber Primo search
Reference Text
Collin, P.H. Dictionary of Business. English-German Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 5