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German as a Foreign Language A1.1

SZ0337
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.

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).

4 ECTS Exam regulations: 3 certificates of achievement, e.g. a project task, writing task or (online) test. Audio or video recordings can be part of an examination. Further information will be announced at the beginning of the course and can be found in Moodle.

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.

Additional information

  • Credits
    ECTS 4
  • Contact hours per week
    3
  • Instructors
    Silvia Dechant, Renate Steidten, Christine Geishauser, Arianna von Caprivi Caprara de Montecucculi, Dominik Selent, Giulietta Comparato, Terezija Grgic, Iana Detcheva-Knippelmeyer, Johannes Gröbl, Maria Karsten-Ott, Sigrid Schneider, Marion Sohlbach, Anette Kretschmann, Andrea Kummer-Rock, Anne Schlömer, Bettina Witzig, Barbara Schimmack, Julia Del Piano, Katharina Lechle, Sabine Schmidt-Bender, Sandra Bakker, Timea Pletschacher, Judith Jennert, Jutta Schlüter, Nino Khvintelani, N.N. Noch nicht bekannt, Daniela Huber, Aurel von Egloffstein, Inese Keza, Anja Knappe, Svetlana Burmasova, Claudia Hanke, Laetitia Weltzer, Anne Zerfass, Inna Pinskaia, Christian Körner, Daniela Niebisch, Angelika Gärtner, Alexandra Ammelung, Christine Reulein, Sabine Kraut-Schindlbeck, Heike Anna Koch
  • Mode of instruction
    Hybrid
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Please note, for TalTech students there is an earlier deadline for applications - 18th June 2024

Offering(s)

  • Start date

    14 October 2024

    • Ends
      7 February 2025
    • Term *
      Winter 2024/2025
    • Instruction language
    • Register between
      24 May - 29 Jul 2024
    Only 7 days to enrol
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  • Start date

    23 October 2024

    • Ends
      22 January 2025
    • Term *
      Winter 2024/2025
    • Instruction language
    • Register between
      24 May - 29 Jul 2024
    Only 7 days to enrol
    Apply now
These offerings are valid for students of TalTech (Estonia)