Post Graduate

German for Business Professionals I (A1-a)

A1 Beginner-Level

German for Business Professionals I-IV Sequence

The German for Business Professionals I-IV training program enables you to build a solid foundation in German via a four-course sequence parallel to your graduate study program or employment in the business community.

German for Business Professionals I-IV provides structured language training to build intercultural communication competencies in German business contexts. Emphasis is placed on the four skills, speaking, listening, reading, and writing, in conjunction with effective intercultural communication strategies.

The aim of the German for Business Professionals I-IV training sequence is to help you develop the linguistic tools and know-how that enable you to integrate more effectively into the Austrian academic and business community and start building the communicative competencies necessary to enter a professional career path in a German-speaking region or use German at your (future) workplace.

German for Business Professionals I

German for Business Professionals I is a beginner-level course and provides communication training in German at the A1 level combined with intercultural communication strategies for business-related interactions.



Course Content

  • Four-skill communication training in German at the A1 level tailored toward business professionals
  • Intercultural communication strategies for business-related interactions

Topics include introducing oneself and others, starting a conversation, asking for information and clarification, ordering meals and paying bills, speaking about geographical locations, cities, countries, and languages, describing living and office situations, furniture, equipment, and facilities, scheduling appointments, and making travel or transportation arrangements

Grammatical concepts include using verbs in the present tense and the past tense of to be and to have; using definite and indefinite articles, adjectives, and prepositions in conjunction with the nominative, accusative, and dative cases; and forming affirmative and negative sentences and questions.

Course Material

Funk, H. & Kuhn, C. (2017). Studio [express] Kompaktkurs Deutsch A1. Cornelsen. (Not included in the course fees)


Mag. Dr. Thomas Lintner

Conditions of Participation

You are only entitled to participate in the course after receipt of payment. You will receive the invoice digitally to your email account two weeks before the start of the course.


12 weekly meetings on Monday evenings from 7 pm to 8:45 pm

Anticipated dates:

  • Current academic year: 
    November 07, 2022 – February 06, 2023 
    (no classes December 26 through January 02)
  • Next academic year: 
    October 16, 2023 – January 15, 2024 
    (no classes December 18 through January 01)

Registration deadline

  • Priority Deadline: 
    October 01, 2023
  • Final registration deadline: 
    October 08, 2023
    provided space is available



University of Applied Sciences Kufstein Tirol


30 Instructional Units (UE) of 45 minutes each


Confirmation of participation


Please register online.


Course fee for graduate students (not including course material): € 50,-. Note: The reduced fee of just € 50,- applicable to current graduate students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Business study programs at the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein Tirol is made possible due to a generous subsidy from the International Business School. Course fee for external: € 600,-.

Contact & Registration

Greiderer Georg
Georg Greiderer
+43 5372 71819 201
Stöckl Daniela
Daniela Stöckl
+43 5372 71819 201