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German as a Foreign Language A1.1
Languages and Culture
Organization logo: Technical University of Munich

About this course

This module teaches basic knowledge of German as a Foreign Language, taking into account intercultural and cultural aspects of the country, which will enable students to find their way around despite their limited knowledge of the language, e.g. when shopping, in restaurants, on public transport, etc. They will learn/practice basic vocabulary on topics such as family, work, leisure and food, ask and answer simple personal/family questions, understand and use numbers, prices and times and report everyday activities in simple structured main sentences in the present tense, using verbs, nouns, personal pronouns, possessive articles and negation forms. Students practice teamwork skills by collaborating on tasks in multinational groups.

Expected learning outcomes

The module is oriented towards level A1 of the CEFR. After completing this module, students will be able to use everyday expressions and very simple sentences aimed at meeting specific needs of everyday life: They can introduce themselves and others and ask other people questions about themselves and give answers to questions of this kind. They can describe daily routines in basic structures and give basic information about themselves in writing. They can communicate their needs if interlocutors speak clearly and slowly and are supportive. Students learn how to organize their own learning process of the foreign language independently and effectively.

Examination

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).

Course requirements

none

Activities

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.

More information

https://campus.tum.de/tumonline/pl/ui/$ctx/wbModHBReport.wbGenHTMLForBeschr?pKnotenNr=2870284&pSemesterNr=196&pLangCode=EN
  • Local course code
    SZ0337
  • Study load
    ECTS 4
  • Level
    bachelor
  • Contact hours per week
    3
  • Instructors
    Katharina Lechle, Aurel von Egloffstein, Anette Kretschmann, Giulietta Comparato, Anne Zerfass, Jutta Schlüter, Sabine Schmidt-Bender, Timea Pletschacher, Johannes Gröbl, Svetlana Burmasova, Judith Jennert, Inna Pinskaia, Arianna von Caprivi Caprara de Montecucculi, Daniela Huber, Iana Detcheva-Knippelmeyer, Terezija Grgic, Inese Keza, Sandra Bakker, Sabine Kraut-Schindlbeck, Heike Anna Koch, Claudia Hanke
  • Mode of delivery
    Hybrid
  • Course coordinator
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  • Start date

    15 April 2024

    • End date
      1 July 2024
    • Main language
      English
    • Apply between
      11 Dec and 19 Jan 2024
    Enrolment period closed