PJI1N Foreign Language I/1 - German

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2008
Extent and Intensity
0/4/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
PhDr. Helena Hušková (lecturer)
PhDr. Zdena Kuchařová Kalná (lecturer)
Mgr. Petra Sojková (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Zdena Kuchařová Kalná
Language Centre, Faculty of Economics and Administration Division - Language Centre
Contact Person: Mgr. Lenka Skoupá
Timetable of Seminar Groups
PJI1N/1: Tue 10:15–11:50 S306, Thu 10:15–11:50 S306, H. Hušková
PJI1N/2: Tue 10:15–11:50 S314, Thu 10:15–11:50 S314, P. Sojková
PJI1N/3: Tue 12:00–13:35 S306, Thu 12:00–13:35 S306, H. Hušková
PJI1N/4: Tue 12:00–13:35 S305, Thu 12:00–13:35 S305, P. Sojková
Prerequisites
Knowledge of general language at the school-leaving examination level.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 67 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/67, only registered: 0/67, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/67
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Germa as Foreign Language I (PJI) is designed for students who have reached the school-leaving examination level proficiency in this language (students can choose English, German or French). In the first stage of this four-semester course, students will be introduced to the LSP language in common economic and business contexts, which represents: - enhancing their general and business vocabulary (by approximately 500 new lexical units), - activation of grammatical structures typical for technical language, - application of principles of business correspondence, respecting specific features of various languages. The stress is put not only on the development of communication skills, exploration of the structures of the language, but also on studying the culture of appropriate countries where the language is spoken. At the end of this course, students should be able to: - understand a general economic text of intermediate difficulty level, - discuss covered economic topics and - orientate themselves in English economic terminology relating to the covered topics.
Syllabus
  • 1. Making Agreements, Negotiation
  • 2. Delivery
  • 3. Delivery Time
  • 4. Deadlines
  • 5. Barter Trade
  • 6. Sales
  • 7. Price, Market Situation Analysis
  • 8. The Market
  • 9. Product Presentation
  • 10. Sales Promotion
  • Firma I / Chapter 1:
  • 11. Doing Bussiness in the Czech Republic
  • 12. Company Presentation
  • 13. Bussines Location Factors
  • 14. Target Market Selection Strategy
  • Firma I/ Chapter 2:
  • 15. Job Search methods
  • 16. Supply of Labour
  • 17. Covering Letter
  • 18. Curriculum Vitae
  • 19. Job Interview
  • 20. Job Requirements
  • Firma I / Chapter 3
  • 21. Setting Up a Bussiness
  • 22. The Social Contract
  • 23. Legal Forms of Business
Literature
  • HUŠKOVÁ, Helena. Německá čítanka ekonomických textů a cvičeními. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2008. 73 s. ISBN 9788021045712. info
  • EISMANN, Volker. Wirtschaftskommunikation Deutsch. 1. Aufl. Berlin: Langenscheidt, 2000. 184 s. ISBN 3468904711. info
  • GRABMÜLLER, Marek, Jaroslav BŘEZINA and Jan VÁPENÍK. Firma :němčina pro podnikový management. Vyd. 1. Praha: Informatorium, 1997. 159 s. ISBN 80-85427-97-4. info
  • KETTNEROVÁ, Drahomíra and Lea TESAŘOVÁ. Němčina pro komerční praxi. 1. vyd. Praha: Economia, 1991. 255 s. ISBN 80-85378-05-1. info
Assessment methods
This course is taught only in the form of seminar sessions and it is completed with conferring a credit. Credit requirements include the following: - 80% active participation in seminars (systematic continuous preparation and fulfilling assigned tasks), - 60% success rate in the final credit test, - elaborating a seminar paper (translation of a professional text from German into Czech, 1 standard page and it should be written up according to an instructor’s guidelines and handed in by a deadline set by an instructor). If a student commits a prohibited act, such as using various forbidden tools (e.g. cheatsheets), cribbing, taking out any part of the credit test or any other form of cheating, the teacher is allowed to interrupt the test and to grade the student with F, FF or even FFF, according to the seriousness of the offence. The described procedure applies to all the activities that are included in the final evaluation of the course (seminar work).
Language of instruction
German
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2001, Spring 2002, Autumn 2002, Spring 2003, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007.
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