Sponsored Programmes

Sponsored Programmes

The globalisation of the labour market is becoming more and more apparent through international business relationships. Proof of sound knowledge and proficiency in the languages listed below is of great importance, especially for employees in the commercial, technical, industrial or logistics sector.

Business German A1-A2 in accordance with § 45 paragraph 1 sentence 1 No. 2, SGB III (German Social Code, Book III)

Programme Content:

The language course covers important topics from everyday life as well as professional life, such as:

  • shopping and living
  • health
  • employment and career
  • children’s vocational training and education
  • leisure time and social contacts
  • media and mobility

Furthermore, participants will learn how to communicate in writing in German (letters, e-mails), how to fill in forms and how to apply for a job.

This means that upon completion of the course, students will:

  • be able to understand pre-existing words in German
  • have a basic vocabulary at their disposal (approx. 1200 words) (in accordance with the standard basic vocabulary of Klett or Langenscheidt, for example)
  • know how to express cardinal and ordinal numbers (for the different diction and notation of the date or for ranking, among other things)
  • be able to express the time of day (in both “radio speak” (i.e. “20 Uhr 15”) and standard language (i.e. “Viertel nach Acht”))
  • have a good command of pronouns (personal pronouns, object pronouns, possessive pronouns)
  • have knowledge of different tenses: simple present, present perfect and future tenses
  • be able to use adjectives and their comparative and superlative forms
  • be able to ask questions (questions with modal verbs as well as questions without modal verbs, i.e. “Kannst Du mir helfen?” and “Hilfst Du mir?”)
  • be able to use plural forms (both regular and irregular forms)
  • understand the difference between “Du” and “Sie”
  • be able to negate verbs (using “nicht“ and “kein/keine/keiner“)
  • be able to introduce and describe people and jobs
  • be able to deal with general life situations (e.g. giving directions, booking hotels)
  • be able to understand simple instructions in the workplace and respond accordingly
  • be able to provide simple information on forms with regard to name, nationality and the like
  • be able to recognise and understand simple sentence constructions and produce these with the aid of straightforward translation exercises

 

Target Group:

The course is aimed at learners with prior knowledge at A1 level.

This means the learner is already able to:

  • understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic sentences that are aimed at satisfying specific needs.
  • introduce himself/herself and others and ask other people about personal details – e.g. where they live, whom they know or what they possess – and is able to answer these kinds of questions.
  • communicate in a simple manner, provided conversational partners speak slowly and clearly and are willing to help.

A command of English is preferable; however, an interpreter can be called in at any time if English proficiency is lacking or insufficient.

 

Programme Syllabus and Timetable:

A total of 8 weeks of teaching can be divided into the following categories:

approx. 30% grammar

approx. 30% vocabulary, general and occupational

approx. 40% utilisation (conversation, exercises, performance assessment etc.)

 

The prospective schedule is as follows:

Monday to Thursday:

10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. = teaching (3 teaching units communication of information)

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. = lunch break

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. = teaching (2 teaching units communication of information)

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. = project monitoring – occupational (1 teaching unit consolidation of knowledge)

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. = break

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. = teaching (2 teaching units communication of information)

Friday:

10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. = teaching (3 teaching units communication of information)

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. = lunch break

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. = teaching (4 teaching units communication of information)

Written examination will take place on the Monday of the last week and oral examinations on the Tuesday of the last week.

The programme will not take place on public holidays. Where applicable, such days will be added to the end of the quota.

Qualification

Descriptive certificate of attendance and participation

 

 

Business German B1-B2 in accordance with § 81 ff, SGB III

Programme Content:

The language course covers important topics from everyday life as well as professional life, such as:

  • shopping and living
  • health
  • employment and career
  • children’s vocational training and education
  • leisure time and social contacts
  • media and mobility
  • banking and insurance

Furthermore, participants will learn how to communicate in writing in German (letters, e-mails), how to fill in forms and how to apply for a job. Additional topics include handling the migratory situation, children’s vocational training and mentoring, realisation of feelings, attitudes and opinions, dealing with dissent and conflict, establishing social contacts, how to learn a language effectively and dealing with agencies and authorities.

This means that upon completion of the course and in addition to their pre-existing knowledge, students will be able to:

  • fully understand more complex information pertaining to their field of work during meetings
  • describe/explain work processes, procedures, projects
  • reproduce the main contents of meetings, presentations
  • present their views, eliminate misunderstandings and differences
  • understand sentences and frequently used expressions relating to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. basic personal and family information, shopping, employment, immediate environment)
  • understand the main points when clear, standard language is used and when conversation revolves around familiar topics from the areas of work, school, leisure etc.
  • communicate in simple, routine situations which require a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters
  • describe in simple terms their own background and education, their immediate surroundings and matters relating to immediate needs
  • deal with most situations typically encountered when travelling in an area where the language concerned is spoken
  • express themselves simply and coherently regarding familiar topics and areas of personal interest
  • speak about past experiences and events, describe hopes, dreams and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans
  • understand the main ideas behind complex texts dealing with both concrete and abstract topics
  • understand specialised discussions in their own field of competence
  • communicate so spontaneously and fluently that a normal conversation with native speakers is easily possible without a great deal of effort on either side
  • express themselves on a wide range of topics in a clear and detailed manner, explain their position on a topical issue and indicate advantages and disadvantages of various possible approaches.

 

Target Group:

The course is aimed at learners who are at B1 level.

We have presented an extract from the core curriculum below, which is based on the B1 level and serves as a foundation for the content of a course with the goal of reaching B2 level:

This means the learner is already able to:

  • understand the main points when clear, standard language is used and when conversation revolves around familiar topics from the areas of work, school, leisure etc.
  • deal with most situations typically encountered when travelling in an area where the language concerned is spoken
  • express himself/herself simply and coherently regarding familiar topics and areas of personal interest
  • speak about past experiences and events, describe hopes, dreams and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans

 

Programme Syllabus and Timetable:

The total of 13 weeks of teaching can be divided into the following categories:

approx. 30% grammar

approx. 30% vocabulary, general and occupational

approx. 40% utilisation (conversation, exercises, performance assessment etc.)

 

The prospective schedule for the first 12 weeks is as follows:

Monday to Thursday:

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. = teaching (5 teaching units – communication of information /application of information + 15 mins’ break)

Friday:

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. = teaching (5 teaching units – communication of information / application of information + 15 mins’ break)

In the final week, lessons will only take place from Monday to Thursday; the written examination will take place on Mondays and the oral examination on Tuesdays.

The programme will not take place on public holidays. Where applicable, such days will be added to the end of the quota.

Qualification

Descriptive certificate of attendance and participation

 

Business English B1-B2 in accordance with § 81 ff, SGB III

Programme Content:

The language course covers important topics from everyday life as well as professional life, such as:

  • shopping and living
  • health
  • employment and career
  • children’s vocational training and education
  • leisure time and social contacts
  • media and mobility
  • banking and insurance

 

Furthermore, participants will learn how to communicate in writing in English (letters, e-mails), how to fill in forms and how to apply for a job.

This means that upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • understand the main points when clear, standard language is used and when conversation revolves around familiar topics from the areas of work, school, leisure etc.
  • communicate in simple, routine situations which require a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters
  • describe in a detailed manner their own background and education, their immediate surroundings and matters relating to immediate needs
  • deal with most situations typically encountered when travelling in an area where the language concerned is spoken
  • express themselves simply and coherently regarding familiar topics and areas of personal interest
  • speak about past experiences and events, describe hopes, dreams and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans
  • understand the main ideas behind complex texts dealing with both concrete and abstract topics
  • understand specialised discussions in their own field of competence
  • communicate so spontaneously and fluently that a normal conversation with native speakers is easily possible without a great deal of effort on either side
  • express themselves on a wide range of topics in a clear and detailed manner, explain their position on a topical issue and indicate advantages and disadvantages of various possible approaches
  • fully understand more complex information pertaining to their field of work during meetings
  • grasp the main points and side issues of comprehensive reports, lectures, negotiations and contracts with company-specific content
  • give detailed descriptions/explanations of work processes, procedures, projects
  • reproduce the main contents of meetings, presentations
  • present their views, eliminate misunderstandings and differences
  • create formal standard letters independently
  • create texts related to a specialised field
  • describe moderately difficult diagrams and reproduce their contents

 

Target Group:

The course is aimed at learners who are at B1 level.

We have presented an extract from the core curriculum below, which is based on the B1 level and serves as a foundation for the content of a course with the goal of reaching B2 level:

This means the learner is already able to:

  • understand the main points when clear, standard language is used and when conversation revolves around familiar topics from the areas of work, school, leisure etc.
  • deal with most situations typically encountered when travelling in an area where the language concerned is spoken
  • express himself/herself simply and coherently regarding familiar topics and areas of personal interest
  • speak about past experiences and events, describe hopes, dreams and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans

Grading is carried out through an oral assessment in accordance with the European framework of reference.

Grading appointments can be arranged by telephone or e-mail.

 

Programme Syllabus and Timetable:

The total of 13 weeks of teaching can be divided into the following categories:

approx. 30% grammar

approx. 30% vocabulary, general and occupational

approx. 40% utilisation (conversation, exercises, performance assessment etc.)

 

The prospective schedule for the first 12 weeks is as follows:

Monday to Thursday:

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. = teaching (5 teaching units – communication of information / application of information + 15 mins’ break)

Friday:

12:00 p.m.  – 4:00 p.m. = teaching (5 teaching – units communication of information / application of information + 15 mins’ break)

In the final week, lessons will only take place from Monday to Thursday; the written examination will take place on the Monday and the oral examination on the Tuesday.

The programme will not take place on public holidays. Where applicable, such days will be added to the end of the quota.

Qualification

Descriptive certificate of attendance and participation

 

Business French B1-B2 in accordance with § 81 ff, SGB III

Programme Content:

The language course covers important topics from everyday life as well as professional life, such as:

  • shopping and living
  • health
  • employment and career
  • children’s vocational training and education
  • leisure time and social contacts
  • media and mobility
  • banking and insurance

 

Furthermore, participants will learn how to communicate in writing in French (letters, e-mails), how to fill out forms and how to apply for a job.

This means that upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • understand the main points when clear, standard language is used and when conversation revolves around familiar topics from the areas of work, school, leisure etc.
  • communicate in simple, routine situations which require a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters
  • describe in a detailed manner their own background and education, their immediate surroundings and matters relating to immediate needs
  • deal with most situations typically encountered when travelling in an area where the language concerned is spoken
  • express themselves simply and coherently regarding familiar topics and areas of personal interest
  • speak about past experiences and events, describe hopes, dreams and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans
  • understand the main ideas behind complex texts dealing with both concrete and abstract topics
  • understand specialised discussions in their own field of competence
  • communicate so spontaneously and fluently that a normal conversation with native speakers is easily possible without a great deal of effort on either side
  • express themselves on a wide range of topics in a clear and detailed manner, explain their position on a topical issue and indicate advantages and disadvantages of various possible approaches
  • fully understand more complex information pertaining to their field of work during meetings
  • grasp the main points and side issues of comprehensive reports, lectures, negotiations and contracts with company-specific content
  • give detailed descriptions/explanations of work processes, procedures, projects
  • reproduce the main contents of meetings, presentations
  • present their views, eliminate misunderstandings and differences
  • create formal standard letters independently
  • create texts related to a specialised field
  • describe moderately difficult diagrams and reproduce their contents

 

Target Group:

The course is aimed at learners who are at B1 level.

We have presented an extract from the core curriculum below, which is based on the B1 level and serves as a foundation for the content of a course with the goal of reaching B2 level:

This means the learner is already able to:

  • understand the main points when clear, standard language is used and when conversation revolves around familiar topics from the areas of work, school, leisure etc.
  • deal with most situations typically encountered when travelling in an area where the language concerned is spoken
  • express himself/herself simply and coherently regarding familiar topics and areas of personal interest
  • speak about past experiences and events, describe hopes, dreams and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans

 

Programme Syllabus and Timetable:

The total of 13 weeks of teaching can be divided into the following categories:

approx. 30% grammar

approx. 30% vocabulary, general and occupational

approx. 40% utilisation (conversation, exercises, performance assessment etc.)

 

The prospective schedule for the first 12 weeks is as follows:

Monday to Thursday:

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. = teaching (5 teaching units communication of information / application of information + 15 mins’ break)

Friday:

12:00 p.m.  – 4:00 p.m. = teaching (5 teaching units communication of information / application of information + 15 mins’ break)

 

In the final week, lessons will only take place from Monday to Thursday; the written examination will take place on the Monday and the oral examination will take place on the Tuesday.

The programme will not take place on public holidays. Where applicable, such days will be added to the end of the quota.

Qualification

Descriptive certificate of attendance and participation