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Nicole Calian
GERMAN 333
Seattle Campus

Business German 1

Introduction to the language and practices of German business. Recommended: GERMAN 203.

Class description

Winter 2008:

This class is an introduction to the language and customs of the German business world. It will prepare students to both work in a German business or work for an American company that has active trade relations with Germany. Topics of discussion will include, among others, German business structure, sales practices, human resources and trade negotiations.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Through role-play and presentations, students will practice what it means to apply for a position with a German company: putting together a resume, honing interviewing skills and practicing phone skills. Students will also prepare a short presentation on a German product of their choice. Time permitting the class will view some episodes of the current German version of the popular TV series, The Office, called Stromberg.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Stephanie N. Welch
Date: 11/05/2007