German as a Foreign Language A2.1

Languages and Culture

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.

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.


Textbook: will be announced in the course

Course requirements

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.

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  • Credits
    ECTS 6
  • Contact hours per week
  • Instructors
    Anna Grigorieva, Sabine Schmidt-Bender, Martina Kostial, Dorothea Hartkopf, Iana Detcheva-Knippelmeyer, Monja Knirsch, Heide Stiebeler, Sigrid Schneider, Anna Mielert, Jovana Lebling-Gemaljevic, Tanja Kutschker, Claudia Hanke, Silvia Dechant, Andrea Kummer-Rock, Katharina Lechle
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These offerings are valid for students of CTU (Czech Republic)