Junior & Senior Freshman Years
In first year, we help you to develop your written and oral language skills and also introduce you to the German business environment through a specially designed course, which takes a thematic and practical approach to different aspects of business and the economy in German speaking countries. This provides you with your first exposure to specialist business vocabulary. You will also attend a series of lectures on political institutions, society and current affairs in German-speaking countries as well as a module 'Introduction to German Literature'.
In second year, we increase your exposure to Business German. You continue to develop your general language skills, but also attend a specialist language course in Business German, along with programmes in writing Business German and in understanding the German business environment. You will be working on individual and group projects, case-studies and presentations. Where possible we adopt a comparative approach and you are encouraged to compare and contrast business practice in German-speaking countries and in Ireland. There is a strong focus on preparing you for your third year abroad: This includes a course on the university system in German-speaking countries.