German for Economics

TYS10 German for Economics

Autumn 2024

  • Topics

    TYS10 German Economic Language is the first of two German elective courses. Recommended prior knowledge is German level II (in the Norwegian School system) or A2. It provides a good basis for communicating effectively in German in professional contexts, both in writing and orally. The course also provides insight into social and economic themes in contemporary Germany.

    Level (CEFR): B1

  • Learning outcome

    Upon successful completion of the course, the student has/can:


    • Sufficient knowledge of the German language system to produce short written documents used in business.
    • Suitable vocabulary to express oneself, with some reformulations, about central parts of the economic system and political culture in Germany.


    • Give short presentations in German based on topics within German economy and politics.
    • Enter into a conversation in German on familiar topics. Can express personal opinions and exchange information on topics within economics and politics in German.
    • Use economic-administrative terminology and expressions in German to compose simple formal e-mails/letters.

    General competence

    • German culture and society have framed economic and political history over the last 70 years.


ECTS Credits
Teaching language
German and Norwegian.

Spring. Will be offered spring 2024.