Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2
(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   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 be able to understand 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, including (but not limited to) commerce, trade, finance, insurance, export, industry and business structure. 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 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
Eichborn Wirtschaftswoerterbuch (two-volume bilingual dictionary) Primo search Wirtschaftsdeutsch von A bis Z Langenscheidt Primo search Back, H. Dictionary of Politics and Economics Primo search Collin, P.H. Dictionary of Business. English-German Primo search Dietl, C.E. Wirtschaftswoerterbuch (two-volume bilingual dictionary) Primo search Hamblock, D (Pitman) Dictionary of Business German Primo search Paxton, N. / Whelan, A. R. German for Business Primo search R. Renner / R. Sachs Wirtschaftssprache / Economic Terminology Hueber Primo search Schueler, A. Economic Dictionary. English-German Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 5