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German as a Foreign Language A1 Intensive Course

Module SZ0311

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 SS 2012 (current)

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

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
SS 2012WS 2011/2

Basic Information

SZ0311 is a module in language at which is offered irregularly.

This module description is valid to WS 2016/7.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
240 h  h 8 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


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, numbers; they gain understanding of prices, of using money and telling time, and can talk about their day-to-day activities in the present and perfect tenses using simple sentence structures; simple forms of negation; to differentiate basic article and case forms; 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.



Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

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.


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


Textbook (to be announced in class)

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

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