German as a Foreign Language B2.2
This Module is offered by TUM Language Center.
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Module version of WS 2015/6 (current)
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SZ0308 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, students will increase their knowledge of German as a foreign language, enabling them to actively and for the most part fluently communicate with a native speaker on topics of general interest or in familiar fields and to form a structured argument. Students develop a broad and differentiated vocabulary on a wide spectrum of topical issues. They increase their knowledge of word formation, the possibilities of nominalizing in German, as well as prepositional phrases and noun-verb collocations, and expand their repertoire of nouns, verbs and adjectives with prepositions. They analyze problems of sentence construction, review and increase the use of the passive, including the passive sentence forms, the use of modal verbs (including the subjective meaning) and work on forms of indirect speech. Students deal with culturally-specific manifestations of German society and contend with current cultural life in Germany.
The module refers to level B2 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 can often independently understand the main points of articles and reports from their own fields and areas of interest, without strain, and identify positions. Students can read contemporary prose texts and understand current television reports and most films, when standard German is spoken. They can follow longer discussions and lectures on topical issues as well as topics within their field, provided that speakers enunciate clearly. They are able to compose detailed texts on current topics and those in their field of study using coherent arguments and specialist vocabulary. Students are able to present their position in discussion in a detailed and logically-structured fashion. They can orally communicate clearly and coherently on many subjects in their fields or areas of interest and take positions they can defend.
Sound knowledge of module B2.1; placement test level B2.2
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. Following assigned criteria and using communication patterns, various options for giving speeches or making presentations as well as participating in discussions including moderated (role play) discussions on topics of general interest will be made available.
Textbook; multimedia teaching and learning materials (chalk/white board, overheads, worksheets, images, films, etc.) and online resources
Textbook: to be announced in the Class
Description of exams and course work
Two written examinations (each 30% of final grade); two written homework exercises, one of which (student s choice) will serve as seminar paper/presentation (each 20%)