Module Identifier GE21010  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Dr Winifred V Davies  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Dr Winifred V Davies  
Pre-Requisite (Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 2 German  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   13 language classes  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours 2 translations from German60%
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: 3 translations from German; 1 group presentation; 1 advert.40%
Supplementary Exam 1 x 2 hour examination if continuous assessment submitted. 1 x 3 hour examinaiton if no continuous assessment submitted 

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 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.

Reading Lists

** Reference Text
R. Renner / R. Sachs Wirtschaftssprache / Economic Terminology Hueber
Eichborn Wirtschaftswoerterbuch (two-volume bilingual dictionary)
Hamblock, D (Pitman) Dictionary of Business German
Collin, P.H. Dictionary of Business. English-German
Howarth, D Dictionary of Business German
Schuler, A. Economic Dictionary. English-German
Paxton, N. / Whelan, A. R. German for Business
Deitl, C. Wirtschaftsworterbuch (two-volume bilingual dictionary)
Back, H. Dictionary of Politics and Economics
** Should Be Purchased
Wirtschaftsdeutsch von A bis Z Langenscheidt 3-468-49849-7


This module is at CQFW Level 5