About this course
This module teaches basic knowledge of German as a Foreign Language, taking into account intercultural and cultural aspects of the country, enabling students to cope in simple, routine situations, e.g. when traveling, at the doctor's, looking for an apartment, in the department store, among colleagues, friends and neighbors. They will learn/practice vocabulary/expressions on topics such as study and training, work, housing, media, and travel. They learn/practice using basic main and subordinate clauses (e.g. dass, weil, und, denn, etc.), reporting in the past tense (modal verbs) and perfect tense, the use of the comparative and superlative forms, and the declension of the adjective. They review and expand the use of prepositions in the accusative and dative.
Expected learning outcomes
The module is oriented towards level A2 of the CEFR. After completing this module, students will be able to understand and use simple sentences, phrases and idiomatic expressions in conversations on an extended range of familiar topics, such as basic information on everyday topics or topics relevant to studies or work, including cultural aspects of the country. They can, for example, describe themselves and other people, personal living situation, state of health, leisure activities and basic work-related situations. Students can understand longer texts and letters on familiar topics using common but simple everyday or work-related language and containing predictable information. They can write short, informative texts or messages on basic situations in everyday life and study.
Performance, testing the learning outcomes specified in the module description, is examined by a cumulative portfolio of competence and action-oriented tasks. Aids are permitted. The examination performances are designed in their entirety to test the use of vocabulary and grammar, reading and/or listening comprehension, and free text production. Oral communication skills will be tested via the use of appropriate idioms in written dialogue examples and/or in the form of an audio/video file. For this purpose, we observe the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO, Art. 12 -21).
assured knowledge of level A1.2; placement test with result A2.1
The module consists of a seminar in which students study the learning content with targeted listening, reading, writing and speaking exercises. The communicative and action-oriented approach is implemented by combining these exercises in individual, partner and group exercises. Online material for controlled self-study of basic grammatical phenomena and communication patterns is provided to deepen and intensify the content taught during the course. Voluntary homework (for preparation and revision) consolidates what has been learned.
- Local course codeSZ0303
- Study loadECTS 6
- Contact hours per week4
- InstructorsIana Detcheva-Knippelmeyer, Jovana Lebling-Gemaljevic, Anna Mielert, Silvia Dechant, Martina Kostial, Andrea Kummer-Rock, Gabriele Meuschel, Jacqueline Aßmann, Sabine Schmidt-Bender, Giulietta Comparato, Christian Körner
- Mode of deliveryHybrid
- Course coordinator
16 April 2024
Enrolment period closed
- End date18 July 2024
- Main languageEnglish
- Apply between11 Dec and 19 Jan 2024