German as a Foreign Language B1 Intensive Course
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 2012||WS 2011/2|
SZ0313 is a module in language at which is offered irregularly.
This module description is valid to WS 2016/7.
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|240 h||h||8 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
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 the family, on topics of general interest, e.g. films, music, sports, etc, when standard German is spoken. Opportunities will be made available for effective, self-motivated, independent learning. Students acquire a broad range of vocabulary, expressions and patterns of dialogue, as well as a basic repertoire of logical main and subordinate clauses (temporal clauses, causal clauses, infinitive clauses, final clauses, consecutive clauses, relative clauses). They learn and practice the use of reflexive verbs and the use of verbs and nouns with prepositional complements, as well as the function and use of second subjunctive and the passive. They review and develop elementary aspects of grammar, such as the use of the tenses and prepositions, adjectival declination and the comparative. They examine specific aspects 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.
This 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 which occur in the context of work, school, leisure and travel in German speaking regions. They can report on academic and business careers; express plans, 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 texts, television and radio programs, and literature and take part in spontaneous discussions on topics of general interest. Students can compose longer personal letters and texts on personal experiences. They can provide a structured report on an everyday subject of personal interest and produce a written text taking a logically-supported position on a current issue, with some assistance.
Sound knowledge of module A2.2; placement test level B1.1
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 (and online) materials. The fundamentals of reporting and discussion on everyday topics will be learned on the basis of prescribed criteria and patterns of communication.
Textbook; multimedia teaching and learning materials (chalk/white board, overheads, worksheets, images, films, etc.) and online resources.
Textbook (to be announced in class); suggested supplemental reading (voluntary):Reimann, Monika: Grundstufen-Grammatik für Deutsch als Fremdsprache, Erklärungen und Übungen, Grammatik mit integriertem Lösungsschlüssel und CD-ROM, Hueber Verlag, 2010Rusch, Paul und Schmitz, Helen: Einfach Grammatik, Übungsgrammatik Deutsch A1 bis B1, Langenscheidt Verlag, Berlin und München 2007Hering, Axel et al.: em Übungsgrammatik Deutsch als Fremdsprache, Hueber Verlag, 2006