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German as a Foreign Language A2.2 plus B1.1

Module SZ0334

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.

Basic Information

SZ0334 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level and Master’s level which is offered irregular.

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)
240 h  h 8 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions

Content

In this module, students of German as a Foreign Language will extend their language skills, so that they can express themselves in German independently and confidently in familiar situations, e.g. at the university, at work, in their free time. They can communicate on topics of general interest like films, music, sports, etc, when standard German is spoken. Students develop a solid understanding of sentence structure and its application to form causal clauses, temporal clauses, final clauses, consecutive clauses, relative clauses etc.. They learn and practice grammatical concepts as the function and use of second subjunctive forms or the passive voice. They review and develop elementary aspects of grammar, such as the use of the tenses and prepositions.
Students develop an expanded spectrum of vocabulary, collocations and idioms with regard to familiar situations and topics of general interest. Opportunities will be made available for effective, self-motivated, independent learning. Students acquire teamwork skills through collaborative work in multinational mixed groups.

Learning Outcome

The module is aimed at level A2/B1 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. Following completion of this module, students can communicate confidently in most situations which occur in the context of studies, career and leisure time in German speaking regions. They can report on their academic and business careers; express 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 from the everyday world and take part in spontaneous discussions on familiar topics. Students can compose longer personal letters and texts on personal experiences.
They can work on learning content collaboratively and independently and have strategies at their disposal to communicate successfully in everyday situations.

Preconditions

Sound knowledge of level A2.1; placement test level A2.2

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

TypeSWSTitleLecturer(s)DatesLinks
SE 6 German as a Foreign Language A2.2 plus B1.1 Stiebeler, H. dates in groups

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.

Media

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

Literature

no info

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Portfolio: 3 written assignments (60%) – open book, 2 online tests or equivalent at 30 min / test (40%) – closed book
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