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Intensive Course German as a Foreign Language A1.1

Module SZ03011

This Module is offered by TUM 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 2010 (current)

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

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
SS 2010WS 2009/10

Basic Information

SZ03011 is a semester module in language at Bachelor’s level and Master’s level which is offered every semester.

This module description is valid to WS 2021/2.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
120 h 60 h 4 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


In this module, students acquire basic knowledge of the German language, including intercultural and regional aspects, that will enable them to express themselves in everyday situations, such as shopping, going to a restaurant, public transport etc.
Students learn and practice basic vocabulary on topics such as family, occupation, leisure time, food and living, plural noun forms, personal and demonstrative pronouns and simple forms of negation. They become familiar with numbers, prices and time, learn how to ask and answer simple questions about a person or family, as well as talk about matters of everyday life in simply structured sentences in the simple present.
Students learn different strategies for effective, self-motivated, independent learning. Students acquire teamwork skills through collaborative work in multinational mixed groups.

Learning Outcome

The module is based on level A1 of GER.
Upon completion of this module, students are able to express themselves using everyday expressions and simple sentences. They are able to introduce themselves and other people, they can ask and answer simple questions about personal details, describe daily routines in a simple manner and provide information about themselves in writing in simple sentences.
Furthermore, students are able to communicate their wishes, if dialog partners are willing to help and to speak slowly and clearly.



Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Learning and Teaching Methods

The module consists of a seminar covering material appropriate to desired learning outcomes and encompassing relevant listening, reading, writing and speaking exercises. These exercises may take the form of individual, partner or group work, implementing a communicative and activity-oriented approach. Students have the opportunity to deepen basic knowledge conveyed in the seminar through independent study and work, using specified (online) materials covering fundamental grammar and communication patterns of the foreign language.
Voluntary homework (preparation and follow-up work) reinforces classroom and structured learning.


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


Textbook (to be announced in class)

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

1 final written exam 90 min. (100%) - no learning aids permitted
The midterm exam is intended to monitor students' learning progress and reduce the amount of material covered in the final exam.
Written exams will assess students level of acquisition of the learning outcomes specified in the module description. Specifically, exam questions focus on the usage of vocabulary and grammar, as well as reading comprehension and text production. Listening comprehension is tested by posing questions based on audio samples to which students respond in writing. Verbal skills are evaluated using appropriate prompts from sample print dialogs.
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