For participants working in commercial and administrative professions. This German course provides an introduction to the language of business and is designed to prepare participants for the DWD examination in business German. The DWD follows level C2 / mastery of the Common European framework.
The course offers you:
- small, internationally composed learning group
- oral German competence in economic fields
- learn to understand German economic texts
- vocabulary: business German, presentations/negotiations
Prerequisites: Intermediate Level knowledge of German: 1120 - 1200 units of intensive study, completion of Oberstufe and Business German
The course is offered in collaboration with the Austrian Chamber of Commerce (Wirtschaftskammer Österreich). The examination is also a basic requirement for the entry to Austrian universities.
The candidate will show that she/he can express himself/herself in written and spoken German to an advanced level in the areas of business and commerce. This means that the candidate will be able to understand more demanding written and oral information in German and also to express himself competently on topics relating to business and commerce. As a result of the close affiliation with Chambers of Commerce abroad this examination is recognized and respected by employers in many countries as a proof of qualifications in German.
Format of examination:
- listening comprehension: four parts, listening for gist and detail and selective listening
- reading comprehension: three parts, reading for gist and detail and selective reading
- written expression: two letters (formal or/and informal)
- oral examination : four parts: discussion, presentation, telephoning, statement
Duration of the examination: written examination: appr. 4 hours;
oral examination: appr. 20 minutes + 20 minutes preparation time
Time: written examination: on the first day, starting at 2.30 p.m.;
oral examination: on the second day, exact information you will get on the first day of examination
Prerequisite: 1120 - 1200 units of intensive study,
completion of Oberstufe and Business German