Intensive Course German as a Foreign Language A1.1
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 2010||WS 2009/10|
SZ03011 is a semester module in language at Bachelor’s level and Master’s level which is offered every semester.
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 workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|120 h||60 h||4 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
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.
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
Courses and Schedule
|SE||4||Intensive Course German as a Foreign Language A1.1||Hartkopf, D. Karsten-Ott, M. Knappe, A. Pletschacher, T.||dates in groups|
Learning and Teaching Methods
Voluntary homework (preparation and follow-up work) reinforces classroom and structured learning.
Description of exams and course work
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.