German as a Foreign Language B1.1
This Module is offered by TUM Language Center.
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Module version of WS 2019/20 (current)
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SZ0305 is a semester module
in German 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
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In this module, knowledge of German as a foreign language will be further developed, enabling students to express themselves in German independently and confidently in familiar situations, e.g. in the classroom, at work, in free time and with the family, on topics of general interest, e.g. films, music, sports, etc, when standard German is spoken. Students expand and test a basic repertoire of logical main and subordinate clauses (final clauses, consecutive clauses, relative clauses), learn and practice the use of reflexive verbs, the function and use of second subjunctive and the passive. They review and develop elementary aspects of grammar, such as the use of the tenses and prepositions. They examine specific cultural features with regard to festivals and traditions, the educational system, the business world, lifestyles and leisure activities, and obtain insight into contemporary culture in Germany.
The module is aimed at level B1 of the CEFR. Students acquire knowledge of German as a foreign language at the standard language level with a focus on intercultural, cultural and academic aspects. Students obtain team competence through collaborative work in mixed, multinational groups. Following completion of this module, students can make themselves understood in most situations which occur in the context of studies, career and leisure time in German speaking regions. They can report on academic and business careers; express hopes and wishes; make, accept or reject invitations; give advice and directions; express and discuss opinions. They can understand and summarize the general content of simple, authentic texts from the everyday world and take part in spontaneous discussions on familiar topics. Students can compose longer personal letters and texts on personal experiences.
Sound knowledge of level A2.2; placement test level B1.1
Courses and Schedule
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 (and online) materials.
Textbook; multimedia teaching and learning materials (chalk/white board, overheads, worksheets, images, films, etc.) and online resources.
Description of exams and course work
1 End Term Test 90 Min. (100%) - keine Hilfsmittel erlaubt
In der schriftlichen Prüfung werden die in der Modulbeschreibung angegebenen Lernergebnisse geprüft. Sie beinhaltet Fragen zur Anwendung von Wortschatz und Grammatik, zu Text- bzw. Leseverstehen, sowie Aufgaben zur freien Textproduktion. Das Hörverstehen wird anhand von Hörbeispielen mit Hörverstehens-Fragen überprüft, die schriftlich beantwortet werden müssen. Mündliche Reaktionsfähigkeiten werden anhand der Anwendung entsprechender Redemittel in schriftlichen Dialogbeispielen überprüft.