German as a Foreign Language A1.1

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, 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.

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.


Textbook: will be announced in the course

Course requirements



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 4
  • Contact hours per week
  • Instructors
    Katharina Lechle, Daniela Huber, Arianna von Caprivi Caprara de Montecucculi, Aurel von Egloffstein, Claudia Hanke, Sabine Kraut-Schindlbeck, Inese Keza, Marion Sohlbach, Christine Reulein, Christian Körner, Terezija Grgic, Heike Anna Koch, Sabine Schmidt-Bender, Sandra Bakker, Timea Pletschacher, Johannes Gröbl, Inna Pinskaia, Svetlana Burmasova
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These offerings are valid for students of L'X (France)