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Placement test

placement test is required for enrollment at level A1.2 and above if you have not yet taken and successfully completed any courses with us.

German as a foreign language

Level Courses

German A1 - ON CAMPUS

Lecture number
042015f
Semester
Autumn semester 2021
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
09/08/2021
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

Day Time FrequencyDuration Room
Mon. 6 - 8 pmweekly27.09.2021 - 17.01.2022HEL 165
Wed. 4 - 8 pmweekly29.09.2021 - 19.01.2022MAD 098

Lecturers

  • Kamala Muley-Biedorf

Description

Target group:

The language course is suitable for students with no prior knowledge of the language.

Course Content:

This course is about acquiring the first basic knowledge of the German language based on everyday conversation topics and situations.
For example, you will learn how to greet each other, ask for your name, address, telephone number and field of study, talk about your family, understand times or talk about cultural events, describe a daily routine, understand job advertisements, talk about clothes, talk to the doctor, describe a route or write a postcard etc.

Regular and active participation is a prerequisite for successful completion of the course. This also requires the completion of homework to further practice and reinforce what has been learned.

The course is designed in such a way that the participants complete the language level A1 according to the European Framework of Reference in one semester.

Literature

Please have the following textbooks from the first session on:

Netzwerk neu A1
Textbook with audios and videos, ISBN 978-3-12-607156-7
Excercise book with audios, ISBN 978-3-12-607157-4

Grammatik aktiv A1-B1
ISBN 978-3-06-023972-6

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German A2 - ON CAMPUS

Lecture number
042016f
Semester
Autumn semester 2021
Type
Language course
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

DayTimeFrequencyDurationRoom
Mon.6 - 8 pmweekly27.09.2021 - 17.01.2022HEL 167
Wed. 4 - 8 pmweekly29.09.2021 - 19.02.2022MAD 099

Lecturers

  • Wassiliki Tosounidou

Description

Target Audience:

The language course "German A2" is suitable for students with initial knowledge of the German language who have successfully completed the A1.2 course with a certificate of achievement, attended 120 hours of German lessons or scored at least 35 points on the placement test.

Course Content:

The basic knowledge of German grammar and vocabulary acquired in the basic A1 course will be further developed using everyday conversation topics and situations.

For example, you will learn to understand and give advice, give a mini-presentation, introduce a place of interest, complain, describe a picture, or write a story.

Regular and active participation is a prerequisite for successful completion of the course. This also requires the completion of homework to further practice and reinforce what has been learned.

The course is designed so that participants complete language level A2 according to the European Framework of Reference in one semester.

Literature

Please have the following textbooks available from the first session on:

Netzwerk neu A2
Textbook with audios and videos, ISBN 978-3-12-607164-2
Exercise book with audios, ISBN 978-3-12-607165-9

Grammatik aktiv A1-B1
ISBN 978-3-06-023972-6

Registration

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German B1.1 - ON CAMPUS

Lecture number
042017f
Semester
Autumn semester 2021
Type
Language course
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

DayTimeFrequency DurationRoom
Mon.6 - 8 pmweekly27.09.2021 - 17.01.2022HEL 161
Wed.4 - 8 pm weekly 29.09.2021 - 19.01.2022TRO 204

Lecturers

  • Ulrich Heiland

Description

Target group:
The language course "German B1.1" is suitable for students with initial knowledge of the German language who have successfully completed the A2 course with a certificate of achievement, attended 240 hours of German lessons or scored at least 83 points on the placement test.

Course Content:
This course is about acquiring advanced basic knowledge of the German language based on everyday conversation topics and situations.

For example, you will learn how to plan a business idea, write your opinion in a forum, write a complaint e-mail or give a short presentation.

By means of role plays, discussions, presentations and learning games, grammatical topics are repeated and everyday and special speaking situations are practiced.

Regular and active participation is a prerequisite for successful completion of the course. Homework is also required to further practice and reinforce what has been learned.

The course is designed so that participants complete the first sub-level (B1.1) according to the European Framework of Reference in one semester.

Literature

Please have the following textbooks available from the first session on:

Aspekte neu B1 plus, Part 1
Textbook and Exercise Book with Audio-CD, ISBN 978-3-12-605018-0

Grammatik aktiv A1-B1
ISBN 978-3-06-023972-6

Registration

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German B1.2 ON CAMPUS

Lecture number
042018f
Semester
Autumn semester 2021
Type
Language Course
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

DayTimeFrequencyDurationRoom
Mon.6 - 8 pmweekly 27.09.2021 - 17.01.2022HEL 162
Wed. 4 - 8 pmweekly29.09.2021 - 19.01.2022TRO 207

Lecturers

  • Joanna Gierlik

Description

Target group:
The German B1.2 course is for students with consolidated basic knowledge who have successfully completed the B 1.1 course with a certificate of achievement or have had approximately 300 hours of German instruction and have scored at least 107 on the placement test.

The course builds on the B 1.1 course. This course is about the acquisition of extended basic knowledge of the German language, which is taught on the basis of everyday conversation topics and situations.

For example, you will learn how to plan a business idea, write your opinion in a forum, write a complaint e-mail or give a short presentation.

Using role-plays, discussions, presentations and learning games, grammatical topics are repeated and everyday and special speaking situations are practiced.

Regular and active participation is a prerequisite for successful completion of the course. Homework is also required in order to further practice and consolidate what has been learned.

The course consists of 90 attendance hours. Attendance is compulsory. If you want to have a certificate of achievement, you must not miss more than 18 class hours (20%). The final grade will consist of 10% homework, 30% oral participation, and 60% final exam.

You must expect to spend at least an additional 90 hours on homework, your own vocabulary work, presentation preparation, and exam preparation.

A final exam will be written on the last day of the course.

Literature

Please bring the following books to class:

1. Aspekte neu B1 plus, Teil 2, Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch mit Audio-CD, ISBN 978-3-12-605019-7
2. Grammatik aktiv A1-B1, ISBN: 978-3-06-023972-6

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German B2.1 - ON CAMPUS

Lecture number
042019f
Semester
Autumn semester 2021
Type
Language course
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

DayTimeFrequencyDurationRoom
Mon.6 - 8 pmweekly 27.09.2021 - 17.01.2022HEL 164
Wed. 4 - 8 pmweekly29.09.2021 - 19.01.2022HEL 067

Lecturers

Description

Language of instruction: German

Target Group: The language course "German B2.1" is suitable for students with initial knowledge of the German language who have successfully completed the B1 course with a certificate of achievement, attended 360 hours of German lessons or scored at least 131 points on the placement test.

Course Content:The course consolidates lower-level German skills and adds complex content. On the basis of sometimes controversial conversation topics, you will expand your means of communication and deepen your understanding of grammar. The course focuses on expanding vocabulary and written expression.Using presentations on political and cultural topics from everyday life, you will practice speaking freely in front of an audience and the form of presentation in your studies together with the correct writing of a handout. You will learn to understand evaluations (book review), to compile information from several texts, to take notes in a structured way, to use notes for summaries and to write coherent texts.Regular and active participation are required for successful completion of the course. This also requires the completion of homework to further practice and reinforce what has been learned.The course is designed so that participants complete the first sub-level (B2.1) according to the European Framework of Reference during this time.

Literature

Please bring the following books to class:

1. Aspekte neu B2 Teil 1, Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch mit Audio-CD, ISBN 978-3-12-605027-2 UND

2. Grammatik aktiv B2-C1, ISBN: 978-3-06-021482-2

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German C1.1 - ON CAMPUS

Lecture number
042020f
Semester
Autumn semester 2021
Type
Language course
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

DayTimeFrequencyDurationRoom
Mon.6 - 8 pmweekly27.09.2021 - 17.01.2022HEL 064
Wed. 4 - 8 pmweekly29.09.2021 - 19.01.2022TRO 104

Description

Language of instruction: German

Target group:

The language course "German C1.1" is suitable for students with initial knowledge of the German language who have successfully completed the B2 course with a certificate of achievement, attended 500 hours of German lessons or scored at least 179 points on the placement test.

Course Content:

Using topics from the world of work, business, media and language, language skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) are practiced and developed. Grammatical structures are expanded and deepened, tied to topics and language actions that correspond to communicative needs.

You will learn, for example, to listen actively, to write a summary, to practice presentations, to arrange texts in a varied way and to open up literary texts.

Regular and active participation is a prerequisite for successful completion of the course. This also requires the completion of homework to further practice and reinforce what has been learned.

The course is designed in such a way that the participants complete the first sub-level (C1.1) according to the European Framework of Reference during this time.

There will not be a certificate exam at the end of this language course (no DSH or TestDaF exam). You will not receive a C1 certificate that is recognized throughout Germany or internationally, but a graded certificate of achievement from the Language Center.

Literature

Please bring the following books to class:

1. Aspekte neu C1, Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch Teil 1 mit Audio-CD, ISBN: 978-3-12-605037-1

2. Grammatik aktiv B2-C1, ISBN 978-3-06-021482-2

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Supplementary courses

German Grammar A1-B1 - ON CAMPUS

Lecture number
042021f
Semester
Autumn semester 2021
Type
Language course
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

DayTimeFrequencyDurationRoom
Tue.4 - 8 pm weekly28.09.2021 - 18.01.2022TRO 201

Lecturers

  • Ulrich Heiland

Description

Target group:

This course is designed for participants who already have B1 German level and would like to consolidate their grammar skills.

Grammar topics from levels A1 - B1 are covered.

This course therefore optimally prepares participants for a subsequent German B2 course.

Literature

Please have the following textbook available from the first session on:
Grammar aktiv A1-B1 (Cornelsen), 978-3-06-023972-6

Registration

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Goal C2. Module 2 "C1/C2 Grammar" - ON CAMPUS

Lecture number
0420104f
Semester
Autumn semester 2021
Type
Language course
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

DayTime FrequencyDurationRoom
Fr.10 am - 12 pmweekly01.10.2021 - 21.01.2022HEL 161

Description

Language of instruction: German

Target group:

The language course "Objective C2" (Module 2): C2 Grammar is suitable for students with advanced knowledge who have successfully completed the C1.1 course or have achieved at least 193 points in the placement test

Course content:

Module 2 "C2 Grammar" is part of the C2 course, which consists of a total of 6 modules offered successively during the following semesters: Module 3 "Foreign Language Literature"; Module 4-6 "Scientific Language German".How do you increase "doof"? Is there a difference between imperfect and preterite? When do I use Leer Zeichen or Binde-Strich? And do you also like to place the comma "by feel"? If these questions interest you, then the course "C2 Grammar" is for you.

Grammar is a tool for dealing successfully with language. The finer the tool, the more precisely you can use it to realize your speech intention. In this course we will work on common grammatical phenomena such as tenses, modes, simple and complex sentences, as well as rules of spelling and punctuation, which are often not explicitly covered in normal language courses. At the same time, what is learned is applied in productive and creative tasks.

Lessons: 2 SWS

ECTS: 3

Literature

Please purchase the following book :

Buscha, Anne; Szita, Szilvia; Raven, Susanne (2013):

C Grammatik, Übungsgrammatik Deutsch als Fremdsprache.

Leipzig: Schubert-Verlag. ISBN: 978–3–941323-11-7

19,90 €

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Goal C2. Module 3: Literature as a Foreign Language: Reading Workshop German C1-C2 - ON CAMPUS

Lecture number
042022f
Semester
Autumn semester 2021
Type
Language course
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

DayTimeFrequencyDurationRoom
Tue.2 - 4 pmweekly28.09.2021 - 18.01.2022HEL 064

Lecturers

Description

Language of instruction: German

Target group:

The language course "Literature as a Foreign Language: Reading Workshop German C1-C2" is designed for students with advanced German knowledge who have successfully completed a C1.1 course or have got at least 203 points in the Klett placement test.

Course content:

 

The course "Literature as a foreign language" is the 3rd module of the course "Goal C2", which consists of a total of 6 modules that are offered successively in the course of the following semesters. Modules 4–6 "German Academic Language" follow in the spring semester.

Even for native speakers, the language of literature is a foreign language: there are, for example, obsolete words and newly invented words, and the sentence and text structures do not always follow the rules of the standard language. The author plays with the forms of language in order to convey more than just the content of the text. This makes literary texts doubly difficult for learners of German to understand. At the same time, they are a source of a rich, complex vocabulary and invite creative play with language.

The aim of the course " Literature as a Foreign Language" is to inspire a desire to read, to promote language awareness, to develop literary and symbolic competences and to practise methods of working creatively with language. Instead of seeing the text only as a means to convey language phenomena and knowledge of the country, this course focuses on the aesthetics of the literary text. We do not ask, "What does the text say?" but: How is something said, formulated, represented? How is meaning created through form?

Literature

Will be provided.

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Short courses

German Conversation Course B1-B2 - ON CAMPUS

Lecture number
042080f
Semester
Autumn semester 2021
Type
Language course
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

DayTimeFrequencyDurationRoom
Mon.2 - 4 pmweekly27.09. - 22.11.2021TRO 203

Lecturers

  • Wassiliki Tosounidou

Description

Target group:

The German B1-B2 Conversation Course is suitable for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge who have successfully completed at least the B1 course with a certificate of achievement or have scored at least 131 on the placement test.

Course Content:

In this course, you will gain more confidence in using the language in everyday situations and expand your vocabulary. You will gain more fluency in colloquial speech and receive assistance in minimizing your accent. Conversation opportunities include everyday situations, short texts, short films, pictures, songs, news, etc.

Literature

Learning materials will be provided by the teacher.

Registration

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German Conversation Course C1-C2 - ON CAMPUS

Lecture number
042081f
Semester
Autumn semester 2021
Type
Language course
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

DayTimeFrequencyDurationRoom
Mon.2 - 4 pm weekly27.09. - 22.11.2021TRO 204

Lecturers

Description

Zielgruppe: Der Konversationskurs Deutsch C1–C2 ist für Studierende mit fortgeschrittenen Kenntnissen geeignet, die den C1.1-Kurs erfolgreich abgeschlossen oder im Einstufungstest mindestens 203 Punkte erreicht haben.

Kursinhalt:

In diesem Kurs werden Sie mehr Selbstvertrauen beim Sprachgebrauch in Beruf und Öffentlichkeit gewinnen, Ihren Wortschatz erweitern, idiomatische Wendungen ausprobieren, sowie spontanes Umformulieren und Strategien zur Interaktion und Mediation üben. Sie erlangen mehr Flüssigkeit in der Umgangssprache und erhalten Hilfestellungen, um Ihren Akzent zu minimieren.

Gesprächsanlässe sind nicht nur Texte, sondern auch andere Medien wie Kurzfilme, Bilder, Lieder, Nachrichten etc., und auch Probleme, die man gemeinsam lösen muss.

Literature

Learning materials will be provided by the teacher.

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