Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
The Language of Economics
Academic Year
Semester 2
(Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 2 German
Other Staff

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 in German (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 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.

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

Reference 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