Module Identifier GE21010  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Dr Winifred Davies  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Dr Winifred Davies  
Pre-Requisite (Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 2 German  
Mutually Exclusive FR20310 Joint honours students of 2 languages may not take this combination in one year unless studying T9N1, SP20310 Joint honours students of 2 languages may not take this combination in one year unless studying T9N1  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   15 language classes  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours 2 translations from German   60%  
  Continuous assessment   3 translations from German; 1 group presentation; 1 advert.   40%  

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 familiarize 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.

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.

Reading Lists
** Reference Text
Eichborn Wirtschaftswoerterbuch (two-volume bilingual dictionary).
D. Hamblock. (Pitman) Dictionary of Business German.
R. Renner / R. Sachs. Wirtschaftssprache / Economic Terminology. Hueber
R. Warson. Commerce. Teach Yourself Books
R. Packman. A Guide to the Business World. Longman