German as a Foreign Language A1.1

Module SZ0301

This Module is offered by Language Center.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of SS 2012

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

available module versions
WS 2012/3SS 2012

Basic Information

SZ0301 is a module in language at which is offered irregularly.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of Language Courses (German as a Foreign Language) as Soft-Skill Courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
180 h  h 6 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions

Content

In this module, students gain basic knowledge of German as a foreign language, enabling them with minimal language skills to successfully manage such basic everyday situations as shopping, eating in a restaurant, using public transportation, etc. They learn/practice fundamental vocabulary concerning family, career, leisure time and food and eating habits, construction of the plural, personal and demonstrative pronouns and simple forms of negation, to pose questions to others about themselves and their families and answer similar questions, numbers, gain understanding of prices, using money and telling time, and talk about their day-to-day activities in the present tense using simple sentence structures. Opportunities will be made available for self-motivated, independent learning.

Learning Outcome

The module refers to level A1 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference). Students gain basic knowledge of German as a foreign language with a general language orientation while taking into consideration intercultural and cultural aspects. Students acquire teamwork skills through collaborative work in multinational mixed groups. After completion of this module, students will have acquired knowledge of everyday expressions and very simple sentences aimed at fulfilling the concrete needs of everyday life. Students can introduce themselves and others, ask others about themselves and answer similar questions, give simple descriptions of their day-to-day lives and briefly describe themselves in writing. They can communicate their wants and needs to others, provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Preconditions

none

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

ArtSWSTitelDozent(en)Termine
SE 4 Blockkurs Deutsch als Fremdsprache A 1.1 Termine in Gruppen
SE 4 Deutsch als Fremdsprache A1.1 Termine in Gruppen
SE 4 Deutsch als Fremdsprache A1.1 kompakt Termine in Gruppen

Learning and Teaching Methods

The module consists of a seminar in which course objectives will be achieved in an activity-oriented, communicative atmosphere through listening, reading, writing and speaking exercises in individual, partner and group work. The fundamental language skills conveyed in the classroom are reinforced through the use of guided self-learning in the form of prepared (online) materials covering fundamental grammar and communication patterns in the foreign language.

Media

Textbook; multimedia teaching and learning materials (chalk/white board, overheads, worksheets, images, films, etc.) and online resources

Literature

Textbook (to be announced in class)

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Mid-Term exam, 60 minutes; Final exam, 90 minutes

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