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Faculty of International Management and Business


Faculty of International Management and Business
Ferenc Kósik
Department of Languages for International Business
Instructor of practice
Ferenc Kósik
  • Office:1165 Budapest, Diósy L. u. 22-24.
  • Building:Building D, 2nd Floor, Room 31
  • Phone:+36 1 467-7954
  • Internal extension:954


As a member of a Teaching Staff Specialized in the Teaching of German at the Department of International Business Languages at the Faculty of International Management and Business (FIMB) of the Budapest Business School (BBS), I have been involved since 1998 in the teaching of various courses in 'German for Business' to full-time as well as part-time students, within the framework of BA as well as MA curricula. During my entire career as a professional committed to language teaching, I have been adamant in developing my students' skills with the aim of rendering them capable of taking control of a learning process crucial for the attainment of an even higher level of professionalism in the use of specialized language, rather than confining my training objectives to helping my students in a classroom situation where they can only acquire key competences in the use of the German language, exploitable in various instances of business communication. My policy is, therefore, to improve my students' language acquisition culture – relying on the principles of a scholarly approach – by widening the horizon from language acquisition to a more complex culture stemming from the requirements of self-training. In order to get the most out of self-training as a learning process, I regularly use material accessible from the Online Centre of Languages, a training facility administered by the Department of International Business Languages. Successful language acquisition being an objective that both my students and myself aim for, we prefer to work in an innovative learning environment the foundations of which have been built on the principles of blended learning, integrated counselling on language learning, blended coaching, ”mirrored classroom”, the project-oriented teaching of a specialized language, and the process of language learning effectuated in simulation games designed to contextualize the workplace environment. I have created the so-called TTÖPP© system, which, if used systematically and in full awareness of its objectives, can help students of economics learning 'German for Business' further enhance the efficiency of their language learning agenda. The acquisition of a series of competences required for the teaching of a foreign language, used in the world of business today, has been made possible – apart from my undergraduate years at the university – by a body of work comprising a range of assignments and projects such as language teaching, language teacher training, my ongoing PhD project, my research and training activity undertaken while in Germany as a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) trainee, my work experience in a corporate environment in Germany, my experience as a professional teaching courses in specialized languages in various companies where the management was either Hungarian or non-Hungarian, my role as an examiner in the Foreign Language Examination Centre of the Budapest Business School, along with a number of language teaching and innovative projects in FIMB, all of which I have been involved in for over 20 years.

Office Hours

Hours2022. május 19.16:00 -17:30 ; május 26. 11:30 - 13:00; május 30. 13:30 -15:00
Comment e-mailben történő előzetes egyeztetés alapján / prior consultation by email is required
Hours2022. június 11. 11:00 - 12:30; június 15. 15:00 -16:30; június 22. 16:00 -17:30; június 29. 15:00 -16:30

Subject(s) taught

  • Foreign Language for International Business A (German)
  • Foreign Language for International Business B (German)
  • Study Techniques (Hungarian and German)
  • Foreign Language for Business A/1 (German)
  • Foreign Language for Business A/2 (German)
  • Foreign Language for Business B/1 (German)
  • Foreign Language for Business B/2 (German)

Professional career

  • 1992MA in German (Kossuth Lajos University, Faculty of Arts)
  • 1992MA in Ethnography (Kossuth Lajos University, Faculty of Arts)
  • 1992Diploma for Qualified Trade Specialists (University of Agriculture, Debrecen)
  • 1993-1994Membership in the Team of Language Teaching and Methodology (Budapest Goethe Institute)
  • 1994-1995Swiss Teacher Training Centre
  • 1996-1998research in Germany, conducted in the field of foreign languages and pedagogy, communication in specialized languages and adult training, sponsored through a DAAD fellowship
  • 1992-1998Full-time teacher at the Department of German Language and Literature of Eszterházy Károly College (EKC), head of the Team of Language Pedagogy Specialists
  • 1999-2005Guest teacher at the Department of German Language and Literature of EKC
  • 2006-2010PhD course in Language Pedagogy followed by a graduation exam in the Linguistics and Education PhD program at Pannon University
  • 1999-2020full-time teacher at the Budapest Business School (formerly BGF)

Research areas

  • Blended Teaching and Learning
  • Blended Coaching
  • Counselling on Language Learning
  • Autonomy in Language Learning
  • Project-based Language Learning
  • Business simulations in German for Academic Purposes
  • Teachers and the rationale behind language teaching
  • Study Skills for Business & Management