Advanced German: Professional Communication

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Spring 2017



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This course exposes students to current issues and language use in German technology, business, and international industrial relations, and discusses ramifications of these issues in a larger social and cultural context. We seek to prepare students who wish to work or study in a German-speaking country by focusing on specialized vocabulary and systematic training in speaking and writing skills to improve fluency and style and emphasizing communicative strategies that are crucial in a working environment. Discussion and analysis of newspaper and magazine articles, modern expository prose, and extensive use of online material are included. Taught in German.

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Peter Weise. 21G.410 Advanced German: Professional Communication. Spring 2017. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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