Heidelberg University

Course III - Business German

GeR/CEF B2/2 // C1*


This course is centered on the conveyance of language, the focus being specialized terminology. There will be grammar exercises, you will write and read your own texts and papers and practice-relating forms of speech will be compiled.


The range of topics contains, among other things, the EU and the expansion to the East, the €uro, the future of information technology, German business culture, Anglicism in the economic language, banks and stock exchange, social systems.


The participants of this course are expected to have good to very good knowledge of the German language (intermediate and advanced levels).


Assignment to class levels is based solely on language proficiency, it is not neccessary to have any previous knowledge of economy.


Participants receive 20 hours of teaching in the morning per week.

Teaching for all courses takes place in groups of about 16.

Educational material will be provided.


Complementary Afternoon Classes

  • German Business Correspondence
  • job application and interview procedure


Complementary Afternoon Classes Open to All

  • The Changes Eros Underwent in Art and Literature
  • Changes in the German language
  • The criminal literature - a mirror of the society
  • From the German "Sonderweg" to integration - Decisive moments in German history
  • Legal terminology


* GeR/CEF: Gemeinsamer europäischer Referenzrahmen
                     Common European Framework


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The programme may be subject to change.
Requests concerning this page to: Philippe Bayer; May, 20th 2009