IB/GR 333 - Let's Talk Business (Wirtschaftsdeutsch)
The requirements for employees working for international companies have changed steadily and are still changing at a breathtaking speed. This is mainly due to increasing globalization and economic interdependence, the resulting requirement to set up international working-teams and the need for employees to be more flexible with regard to their job location. One of the consequences of this development is an increased demand for foreign language and intercultural communication competences in the professional world. In this course, students will gain proficiency in the use of the German language in a professional context. Furthermore, students will gain substantial insights in the context German businesses operate in and explore Berlin´s new economy. This course is designed for students who seek to deepen their German language competence, acquire language skills that prepare them for a German work environment, and get an introduction to the German and Berlin business world.