Module Code: GR8100

Micro-credential Overview

This Micro-credential will help students develop the skills to communicate successfully in various German-speaking business contexts and environments. Students will gain insights into the economy and culture of German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). 

Start Date

Academic Year 2024/25 - Semester 1

Mode of Study and Assessment

The aim of this Micro-credential is to extend students’ language and intercultural skills to conduct business in a German-speaking work environment and to facilitate an understanding of current economic & business developments in the German-speaking world.

The Micro-credential is designed as an Online module to facilitate the participation of students across Ireland. It will consist of interactive online tutorials held on Zoom as well as asynchronous content that students can complete in their own time across the semester. The teaching method is mainly based on a communicative approach, which focuses on teaching language structures through conversation and exercises. This approach helps students develop productive skills (speaking and writing) as well as receptive skills (reading and listening) in Business-related contexts.

Assessment will be continuous and will take the form of role plays, oral presentations, written assignments, and an aural assessment.

NFQ Level and ECTs 

Level 8 

5 ECT’s 

Application Process

From the 1st April 2024 you can apply for any University of Galway Micro-credential through our Online Application Portal.

When completing your application please make sure to select the following categories:

Academic level: Micro-credentials and CPD
College/Interest type: Micro-credentials/CPD Undergrad Level 7 and 8
Academic programme: Arts & Social Science Micro-credentials - CPB17

You will need to manually enter the Module Name and Code under ‘Module Name’ on the second page of your application. Please copy the name and code below:

German for Business - GR8100

You can find more details on our application process here.

Course Fees


Subsided fee: €250

*Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria may qualify for a 50% fee subsidy, subject to the availability of subsidised places. For eligibility details, please refer to the Eligibility Criteria on the Micro-credentials webpage.

Entry Requirements 

  • Applicants must be over 21 years of age.
  • Foundation level German is required.

Contact Information

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