German as a Foreign Language C1.2

Module SZ0310

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 SS 2013 (current)

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

available module versions
SS 2013WS 2012/3

Basic Information

SZ0310 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


In this module, students will increase their ability to function in the foreign language, without great effort and largely fluently, by working with more complexly-structured and challenging listening exercises and reading texts on topics from ecology, economics, sociology, etc. They will augment their proficiency at differentiating between types of texts and writing styles, recognizing implicit opinions and examining modern literary texts following a prescribed interpretive method. They practice analyzing, summarizing and taking detailed positions on texts both inside and outside their fields of study and gathering detailed information from longer speeches, lectures, reports, etc. They learn to differentiate the nuances of meaning in related expressions and to understand a multitude of figures of speech. They develop a differentiated repertoire of means of expression for a broad spectrum of current topics and popular scientific questions that goes beyond standard language. They work with selected grammatical structures such as the possibilities of nominalizing and the nominal style, textual coherence, the various forms of indirect speech, word formation variants or the function of the pronoun es . Students critically examine positions within public discourse, including their cultural specificity. They deal with selected aspects of culture and cultural life in Germany.

Learning Outcome

The module is aimed at level C1 of the CEFR. Students acquire knowledge of German as a foreign language at a high written-language level with a focus on intercultural, cultural and academic areas. They can understand the content of complex articles and reports, even outside their own specialist areas and areas of interest independently and predominantly without effort and identify points of view. They are capable of interpreting a contemporary prose text and can follow current television reports, most films and contemporary plays, even when idiomatic language is used. Students can understand the details of longer discussions and lectures on contemporary topics as well as specialist lectures inside and outside their fields. They are able to take detailed and logical positions on current developments in science and technology, as well as to compose longer presentations in their fields of study in which they use scientific structures and specialized vocabulary correctly. They can lecture or present on topics in their areas of interest or fields of study in clearly structured, understandable and academically-appropriate fashion and can exchange complex information in discussions, make allusions, differentiate emotions and employ irony.


Sound knowledge of module C1.1; placement test level C1.2

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

SE 4 Deutsch als Fremdsprache C1.2 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 (and online) materials. Participants work on assigned topics independently and/or in teams and revise their work after receiving feedback.


Textbook; multimedia teaching and learning materials (chalk/white board, overheads, worksheets, images, films, etc.) and online resources


Textbook: Daniels, Alert et al.: Mittelpunkt C1/2, Deutsch als Fremdsprache für Fortgeschrittene, Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch, Ernst Klett Verlag 2007. Suggested supplemental reading (voluntary):Hall, Karin und Scheiner, Barbara: Übungsgrammatik Deutsch als Fremdsprache für Fortgeschrittene, Hueber Verlag 2005Rug, Wolfgang und Tomaschewski, Andreas: Grammatik mit Sinn und Verstand, Edition Deutsch, Klett international 2006

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Written final examination (60% of final grade); two written homework exercises, one of which (student s choice) will serve as seminar paper/presentation (each 20%)

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