German as a Foreign Language A1.2
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 WS 2019/20 (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|
|WS 2019/20||WS 2015/6||WS 2011/2|
SZ0302 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level and Master’s level which is offered every semester.
This module description is valid to SS 2021.
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|180 h||60 h||6 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Students learn and practice basic vocabulary on topics such as family, occupation, leisure time, food and living. They learn to talk about matters of everyday life in simply structured sentences in the tenses simple present and present perfect simple and practice the usage of modal verbs, the imperative and the two-case preposition.
Students learn different strategies for effective, self-motivated, independent learning. They 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.
Students are able to answer simple questions about themselves and their family and pose questions, in kind, to a dialog partner. They are able to arrange meetings and provide information about themselves in writing. They are able to describe daily routines in the past and present tense and can successfully communicate their wishes in everyday situations, such as going shopping or eating in a restaurant, with dialog partners who are willing to help and speak slowly and clearly.
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
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.