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German as a Foreign Language B1.2

Module SZ0306

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 WS 2012/3

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

available module versions
WS 2015/6WS 2012/3

Basic Information

SZ0306 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, 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 family, on topics of general interest, e.g. films, music, sports, etc, when standard German is spoken. Students develop an expanded spectrum of vocabulary, figures of speech and idioms, discussion patterns, understand and use a basic repertoire of logical main and subordinate clauses (temporal clauses, causal clauses, infinitive clauses, final clauses, consecutive clauses and relative clause), verbs and nouns and expand their use of prepositions. They review and develop elementary aspects of grammar, such as the use of tenses, prepositions, adjective declensions and comparatives. They examine specific features of culture with regard to festivals and traditions, the educational system, the business world, lifestyles and leisure activities, and obtain insight into contemporary culture in Germany.

Learning Outcome

The module refers to level B1 Independent Language Use 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. After completion of this module, students can make themselves understood in most situations likely to occur in the context of work, school and leisure, or while traveling in German-speaking regions. They can report on academic and business careers; describe plans and 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 factual texts, literary texts, and radio and television programs and take part in spontaneous discussions on topics of general interest. Students can compose simple formal letters and longer personal letters and describe personal experiences. They can speak on everyday topics of personal interest in a structured fashion and produce a written text, taking a logically-defensible position on a current issue, when given assistance.

Preconditions

Sound knowledge of module B1.1; placement test level B1.2

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

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. The basics of presenting and discussing everyday topics will be conveyed by means of the prescribed criteria and communicative patterns.

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

1 Mid Term Test 60 Min. (25%) - keine Hilfsmittel erlaubt
1 End Term Test 90 Min. (75%) - keine Hilfsmittel erlaubt
Der Mid Term dient der Feststellung des Lernfortschritts und der Entlastung des End Term Tests.
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.
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