German as a Foreign Language A1.2

Module SZ0302

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 WS 2011/2

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

available module versions
SS 2012WS 2011/2

Basic Information

SZ0302 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 and to report in simple-structure main clauses in present and perfect tenses, the use of modal verbs, the imperative and selected prepositions. Opportunities will be made available for effective, self-motivated, independent learning.

Learning Outcome

The module refers to level A1 of the CEFR. Students gain basic knowledge of German as a foreign language with 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 simple sentences aimed at fulfilling the concrete needs of everyday life. Students will be able to ask and answer questions about themselves and their families, describe day-to-day activities in past and present tense, briefly describe themselves in writing, make appointments and successfully communicate their wants and needs in basic day-to-day situations, such as while shopping or in restaurants, provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Preconditions

Sound knowledge of level A1.1; placement test level A1.2

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

ArtSWSTitelDozent(en)Termine
SE 4 Blockkurs Deutsch als Fremdsprache A1.2 Termine in Gruppen
SE 4 Deutsch als Fremdsprache A1.2 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

2 written exams (30% each)

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