Oral business communication techniques in German (Part 2)

lmult2415  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Oral business communication techniques in German (Part 2)
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
3 credits
7.5 h + 15.0 h
Reuter Hedwig;
B2 level of listening and reading, B2 level of speaking (Common European Framework of Reference)
Main themes
This course introduces the general principles of communication particularly the linguistic, sociolinguistic, pragmatic and cultural aspects of interaction. Special attention will be paid to specific characteristics of communication in the German-speaking world. This general introduction will be followed by a detailed presentation of techniques which should be implemented in communication activities specific to a company. These techniques will be analysed on the basis of conversation analysis: typology, conversation situations, conversation structure (macro- and micro-strucutres), phonology, 'Exercises accompanying the course will allow students to simulate active participation in a variety of situations. The students' simulations will be recorded and subsequently analysed in detail.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 At the end of the course, students should be able to master the general principles of communication in a German-speaking business environment and they should at least have reached a B2+ oral level (Common European Framework of Reference) in German.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Theory: workshop on presentation skills.
Exercises on presentation skills.
Teaching methods
Students presentations and group discussions. Homework.
Evaluation methods
Continuous assessment. Presentation skills
Other information
The exercise sessions (15 hours) are given by the Institut des Langues Vivantes (ILV).
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : German, Dutch and English

Master [120] in Multilingual Communication

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General