|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%|
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.
By the end of this module students will have acquired a basic stock of German vocabulary relating to economics 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.
This module (which is mostly taught in German) is designed as an introduction to an area of language which has obvious practical application. 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 ListReference Text
Collin, P.H. Dictionary of Business. English-German Primo search Renner, Rudiger (1978) Wirtschaftssprache, deutsch-englisch, englisch-deutsch : systematische Terminologie und alphabetisches Worterbuch mit Ubersetzungsubungen =Economic terminology, German-English, English-German : systematic and alphabetical vocabulary with translation exercises 4th ed. Hueber Primo search von Eichborn, Reinhart and von Eichborn, Isabelle (2003) Der grosse Eichborn : Wirtschaftworterbuch. Moenchengladbach : von Eichborn Siebenpunkt-Verl. Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 5