German for Professional Purposes

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    German for Professional Purposes

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level


  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    German is an important language in the world of business, economics and finance, and this module will be of particular interest to students with an advanced knowledge of German who are thinking of moving into a career in this area. It will focus on perfecting the language skills appropriate for a German-language business environment and practising business communication. Skills to be covered include conducting business meetings and negotiations in German; communicating and expressing opinions about business-related topics in person and on the phone; reading and writing business documents such as reports and analyses in German. The module will also offer insights into the structure of German companies, the working environment in the German-speaking countries and cultural differences in the workplace.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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