Course detail

German for Specific Purposes II

FSI-N8Acad. year: 2023/2024

The course requires a very good knowledge of general language at least at B2 level. The course is focused on characteristic features of professional communication. It provides students with the relevant specialised language and professional communication skills they will need in the workplace.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

The minimum entry requirement is the knowledge of German corresponding to B2 level.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Course-unit credit is awarded on condition of having attended the seminars actively, worked out assigned tasks and passed a credit test. 60% points at the credit test as minimum.

The examination at level B2+/C1 CEFR consists of a written and an oral part. The written part tests global and detailed listening and reading comprehension, grammar and vocabulary of the general language and of German for Specific Purposes and written expression.
The oral part is a dialogue on professional topics of conversation.

Attendance at seminars is compulsory and is systematically checked by the teacher. Students are allowed to miss two seminars. Regular attendance and active participation in classes are necessary conditions for taking the examination.


The aim of the course is to reinforce individual abilities of students to express themselves in German. The previously gained knowledge of grammar and vocabulary will be revised and systematically expanded in real contexts.

After passing this course students should be able to communicate in German independently, at B2+/C1 level. The knowledge and skills gained should contribute to more fluent speaking and communication in academic as well as professional environments.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Elearningové materiály pro předmět N8 v Moodle. (DE)
MYŠKOVÁ, Zdeňka, Blanka NÁVRATOVÁ a Jana NÁVRATOVÁ. Deutsch im Maschinenbau: Němčina pro strojírenské obory: příručka odborných textů, výrazů a cvičení. Praha: Informatorium, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7333-067-5 (CS)

Recommended reading

BECKER, Norbert, BRAUNERT, Jörg. Alltag, Beruf & Co. 6. Ismaning: Hueber Verlag, c2011. Deutsch als Fremdsprache (Hueber Verlag). ISBN 978-3196015904 (DE)
BECKER, Norbert, BRAUNERT, Jörg, EISFELD, Karl-Heinz. Dialog Beruf 3: Deutsch als Fremdsprache: Arbeitsbuch. 2. Aufl. Ismaning: Max Hueber Verlag, 2005. ISBN 3-19-011592-3. (DE)
BECKER, Norbert, BRAUNERT, Jörg, SCHLENKER Wolfram. Unternehmen Deutsch Aufbaukurs, Stuttgart: Klett ISBN: ISBN: 978-3-12-675745-4 (DE)
Mit Deutsch in Europa studieren - arbeiten - leben: Studienbegleitender Deutschunterricht B2/C1. Redaktor Dorothea LÉVY-HILLERICH, redaktor Renata KRAJEWSKA-MARKIEWICZ. Plzeň: Fraus, 2004. ISBN 80-7238-359-0 (DE)
PERLMANN-BALME, Michaela, SCHWALB Susanne. Sicher C1. Ismaning: Hueber, 2016. ISBN 978-3-19-001208-4
DANIELS Albert, KÖHL-KUHNE, Renate et al. Mittelpunkt neu C1. Stuttgart: Klett, 2013. ISBN 978-3-12-676660-9
KOITHAN, Ute, MAYR-SIEBER, Tanja, et al. Aspekte neu C1. Stuttgart: Klett, 2016. ISBN 978-3-12-605035-7


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-OBN-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, elective
  • Programme B-VTE-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, elective
  • Programme BIT Bachelor's, 2. year of study, summer semester, elective
  • Programme BIT Bachelor's, 2. year of study, summer semester, elective

  • Programme IT-BC-3 Bachelor's

    branch BIT , 2. year of study, summer semester, elective

  • Programme N-OBN-P Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, elective

Type of course unit


Language exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Industries and companies
2. Industry and mechanical engineering
3. Day-to-day operations
4. Safety at work
5. Business negotiations
6. Production and material management
7. Describing workflows
8. Describing product properties
9. Product presentation
10. Participation in the industrial fair
11. Meetings in engineering companies
12. Company presentation
13. Credit test