Course details

German for Specific Purposes II

N8 FSI N8 Acad. year 2022/2023 Summer semester 4 credits

Current academic year

The course requires a very good knowledge of general language at least at B2 level. The course is focused on characteristic features of professional communication. It provides students with the relevant specialised language and professional communication skills they will need in the workplace.


Language of instruction




Time span

  • 26 hrs exercises



Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

After passing this course students should be able to communicate in German independently, at B2+/C1 level. The knowledge and skills gained should contribute to more fluent speaking and communication in academic as well as professional environments.

Learning objectives

The aim of the course is to reinforce individual abilities of students to express themselves in German. The previously gained knowledge of grammar and vocabulary will be revised and systematically expanded in real contexts.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

The minimum entry requirement is the knowledge of German corresponding to B2 level.

Study literature

  • PERLMANN-BALME, Michaela, SCHWALB Susanne. Sicher C1. Ismaning: Hueber, 2016. ISBN 978-3-19-001208-4
  • DANIELS Albert, KÖHL-KUHNE, Renate et al. Mittelpunkt neu C1. Stuttgart: Klett, 2013. ISBN 978-3-12-676660-9
  • KOITHAN, Ute, MAYR-SIEBER, Tanja, et al. Aspekte neu C1. Stuttgart: Klett, 2016. ISBN 978-3-12-605035-7

Progress assessment

Course-unit credit is awarded on condition of having attended the seminars actively and completed all tasks, as well as fulfilled the requirements of continuous control.
The examination at level B2+/C1 CEFR consists of a written and an oral part. The written part tests global and detailed listening and reading comprehension, grammar and vocabulary of the general language and of German for Specific Purposes.
The oral part is a dialogue on professional topics of conversation.

Teaching methods and criteria

Language instruction as an extension of basic professional curriculum.

Controlled instruction

Attendance at seminars is compulsory and is systematically checked by the teacher. Students are allowed to miss two seminars. Regular attendance and active participation in classes are necessary conditions for taking the examination.

How to contact the teacher

Teachers may be contacted via email or in the office hours.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme BIT, 2nd year of study, Elective
  • Programme BIT (in English), 2nd year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 2nd year of study, Elective
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