German as a Foreign Language A2 Intensive Course
This Module is offered by TUM Language Center.
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Module version of SS 2013 (current)
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Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.
SZ0312 is a module
which is offered irregularly.
This module description is valid to WS 2016/7.
In this module, students gain basic knowledge of German as a foreign language, enabling them to successfully manage such basic everyday situations as travel, at the doctor's office, finding an apartment, in a department store, talking with colleagues, friends and neighbors. Students will learn strategies for effective verbal and written communication despite minimal language skills. Opportunities will be made available for effective, self-motivated, independent learning and to improve self-study skills. They learn/practice fundamental vocabulary/expressions concerning education, career, health, leisure time and travel. They learn to classify and use a broader range of main and subordinate clauses (e.g. the infinitive, indirect questions, temporal subordinate clauses, causal clauses); to report using the preterite, perfect and pluperfect; to use comparatives and superlatives; to decline adjectives (in nominal, accusative and dative); and review and expand the use of prepositions in accusative and dative forms.
The module refers to level A2 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 be able to understand and use simple sentences and expressions concerning a broad range of familiar topics, including basic information about everyday life, school and work within a cultural context. They can describe themselves and others, exchange information about their everyday lives, health, leisure activities and their careers. They can communicate in such situations as finding an apartment or while travelling and report on experiences and events in simple, standard German. Students will be able to understand longer texts and letters concerning familiar topics, which use standard but simple everyday and work-related language and which cover matters regularly occurring in these contexts. They will be able to produce short, informative texts and reports on basic situations in everyday life and school.
Sound knowledge of level A1.2; placement test level A2.1
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); recommended supplemental reading (voluntary):Reimann, Monika: Grundstufen-Grammatik für Deutsch als Fremdsprache, Erklärungen und Übungen, Grammatik mit integriertem Lösungsschlüssel und CD-ROM, Hueber Verlag, 2010
Description of exams and course work