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1334 Professional Communication


ECTS credits: 6

Weekly workload: 2 hours lecture

Assessment: continuous assessment

Type of exam: written and oral



This elective course is taken in Bulgaria or in Germany the third semester. Students have the opportunity to choose other disciplines compatible with Professional Communication which is fixed the curriculum of the  Master degree in European Studies.  The course aims at broadening student knowledge and competences  for successful business communication in a foreign language with representatives of business organizations where German is a lingua franca. In addition, students are taught how to use texts with general orientation to business, economics and politics.

Course content

The course content complies with the above mentioned goals, including themes revolving around the fields of economics and the frequent patterns of language communication used in the sphere of business communication, economics and politics.

Teaching and assessment

In agreement with the practical bias of the discipline, training is conducted through lectures and practice sessions in ratio 1 against 3. Practice sessions are based on the principle of interactivity focusing on the development of the receptive, receptive-productive and productive skills of the learners. Work in the classroom involves a lot of audio and video material and stimulates international team work. Assessment is based on attendance, participation, results from tests and a semester assignment.


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