German courses Fall term 2018/19

Level courses

German A1.1

Lecture number
042012z
Semester
Autumn semester 2018
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
09/25/2018
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

TagZeitRhythmusDauerRaumGruppe
Mo18:00-20:00wöchentlich24.09.-10.12.2018 Gebäude Riga 4- RIG 4011
Do16:00-20:00wöchentlich27.09.-06.12.2018 Gebäude Riga 4- RIG 4011
Mo18:00-20:00wöchentlich24.09.-10.12.2018 Gebäude Riga 8- RIG 8152
Do16:00-20:00wöchentlich27.09.-06.12.2018 Gebäude Riga 8- RIG 8152

Lecturers

  • Eleonora Zheleznikova
  • Wiebke Molter

Description

Target group:

The "German Language Course A1.1" is for students without any previous knowledge of German.

Course content:

The focus of this course is on basic knowledge of the German language, including everyday conversational topics and situations, German grammar, and vocabulary.

You will learn, e.g., how to greet each other, ask for name, address, telephone number and subject of studies, talk about your family, understand the clock times, listen to a radio interview or talk about cultural events.

Regular and active participation is required for successful completion of the course. This includes the completion of homework in order to continue practicing and consolidating what has been learned in the classroom.

The course consists of 60 hours of face-to-face training. Attendance is compulsory. If you would like to receive a certificate of achievement, you may not miss more than 12 lessons (20%). If you prefer to receive a certificate of attendance, you may not miss more than 18 lessons (30%).

You have to expect an additional 60 hours of work for homework, own vocabulary work, preparation of presentations and preparation for the exam.

There will be a written exam on the last day of the course.

Literature

Please bring the following book to the first lesson:

DaF kompakt neu A1, Kurs- und Übungsbuch mit MP3-CD, ISBN: 978-3-12-676313-4
or
DaF kompakt neu A1, Kurs- und Übungsbuch, interaktive Tabletversion, ISBN: 978-3-12-676174-1

Registration

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German A2.1

Lecture number
042014z
Semester
Autumn semester 2018
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
09/17/2018
Maximum number of participants
18
Requirements
German-Level A1

Events

Day Time Recurrence Duration Room
Mon. 18:00 to 20:00 Weekly 09/24/2018 to 12/10/2018 Trondheim 2 - TRO 204
Wed. 16:00 to 20:00 Weekly 09/26/2018 to 12/12/2018 Trondheim 2 - TRO 204

Lecturers

  • Dr. Eleni Daoutsali-Karapanos

Description

Target group:

The "German Language Course A2.1" is for students with some previous knowledge of German, who have successfully achieved an A1 level, or have approximately 120 classroom hours of German language instruction and have taken the placement test suggesting participating in an A2.1 class or have successfully completed the previous course with a certificate of achievement.

http://einstufungstests.klett-sprachen.de/einstufung/index.php?questname=daf&questclass=A2

Course content:

In this course the basic knowledge of German grammar and vocabulary acquired in the A1 course is extended by means of everyday conversation topics and situations.

For example, you will learn to write invitations, promises and refusals, make an appointment with the landlord for a viewing on the phone, understand and talk about house rules, and understand radio broadcasts and newspaper articles.

Regular and active participation is required for successful completion of the course. This includes the completion of homework in order to continue practicing and consolidating what has been learned in the classroom.

The course consists of 60 hours of face-to-face training. Attendance is compulsory. If you would like to receive a certificate of achievement, you may not miss more than 12 lessons (20%). If you prefer to receive a certificate of attendance, you may not miss more than 18 lessons (30%).

You have to expect at least an additional 60 hours of work for homework, own vocabulary work, preparation of presentations and preparation for the exam.

There will be a written exam on the last day of the course.

Literature

Please bring the following book on your first day of class:

DaF kompakt neu A2, Kurs- und Übungsbuch, chapters 9-13

ISBN: 978-3-12-676314-1

Registration

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German B1.1

Lecture number
042015z
Semester
Autumn semester 2018
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
09/25/2018
Maximum number of participants
18
Requirements
German-Level A2

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDurationRoomGroup
Mon18:00-20:00weekly09/24/2018 to 12/10/2018Trondheim 2 -TRO 2071
Thu16:00-20:00weekly09/27/2018 to 12/06/2018Trondheim 2 -TRO 2071
Mon18:00-20:00weekly09/24/2018 to 12/10/2018Trondheim 1 -TRO 1022
Thu16:00-20:00weekly09/27/2018 to 12/06/2018RIGA 8- RIG 8082

Lecturers

Description

Target group:

The "German Language Course B1.1" is for students who have achieved an A2 level, or have approximately 240 classroom hours of German language instruction and have taken the placement test suggesting participating in a B1.1 class or have successfully completed the previous course with a certificate of achievement.

http://einstufungstests.klett-sprachen.de/einstufung/index.php?questname=daf&questclass=B1

Course content:

The focus of this course is on basic knowledge of the German language, including everyday conversational topics and situations, as well as German grammar, and vocabulary.

For example, you will learn to understand a newspaper article or radio feature, to take notes during a presentation, to write a contribution in a forum (opinion), to give a presentation, etc.

Course participants will participate in games, discussions, and presentations to practice grammatical topics as well as everyday and specific speaking situations.

Regular and active participation is required for successful completion of the course. This includes the completion of homework in order to continue practicing and consolidating what has been learned in the classroom.

The course consists of 60 hours of face-to-face training. Attendance is compulsory. If you would like to receive a certificate of achievement, you may not miss more than 12 lessons (20%). If you prefer to receive a certificate of attendance, you may not miss more than 18 lessons (30%).

You have to expect at least an additional 60 hours of work for homework, own vocabulary work, preparation of presentations and preparation for the exam.

There will be a written exam on the last day of the course.

Literature

Please bring the following book on your first day of class:

DaF kompakt neu B1, Kurs- und Übungsbuch, Lektion 19-24

ISBN: 978-3-12-676315-8

Registration

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German B2.1

Lecture number
042016z
Semester
Autumn semester 2018
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
09/09/2018
Maximum number of participants
18
Requirements
German-Level B1

Events

TagZeitRhythmusDauerRaum
Mo.18:00-20:00wöchentlich24.09.-10.12.2018Gebäude Trondheim 2 - TRO 205
Do.16:00-20:00wöchentlich27.09.-06.12.2018Gebäude Oslo - OSL 234

Lecturers

  • Franziska von Schroeders

Description

Target group:

The language course "German Language Course B2.1" is suitable for students with advanced knowledge who have achieved a B1 level in German or have approximately 360 classroom hours of German language instruction and have taken the placement test suggesting participating in a B2.1 class or have successfully completed the previous course with a certificate of achievement.

http://einstufungstests.klett-sprachen.de/einstufung/index.php?questname=mittelpunkt&questclass=B2

Course content:

The course consolidates knowledge of German at lower levels and expands to content that is more complex. The focus of this course is on the expansion of vocabulary, written expression, and talking about controversial topics. Students will expand their means of communication and deepen their understanding of grammar.

You will learn, e.g., to take notes systematically, build an argument, write a CV and assign the appropriate subheadings to a text etc.

Regular and active participation is required for successful completion of the course. This includes the completion of homework in order to continue practicing and consolidating what has been learned in the classroom.

The course consists of 60 hours of face-to-face training.  Attendance is compulsory. If you would like to receive a certificate of achievement, you may not miss more than 12 lessons (20%). If you prefer to receive a certificate of attendance, you may not miss more than 18 lessons (30%).

You have to expect at least an additional 60 hours of work for homework, own vocabulary work, preparation of presentations and preparation for the exam.

There will be a written exam on the last day of the course.

Literature

Please bring the following book on your first day of class:

Aspekte neu B2
Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch mit Audio-CD, Teil 1, chapters 1-5
ISBN: 978-3-12-605027-2

Registration

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German C1.1

Lecture number
042018z
Semester
Autumn semester 2018
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
09/16/2018
Maximum number of participants
18
Requirements
German-Level B2

Events

Day Time Recurrence Duration Room
Mon. 18:00 to 20:00 Weekly 09/24/2018 to 12/10/2018 Trondheim 2 - TRO 201
Mon. 16:00 to 20:00 Single 11/12/2018 to 11/12/2018 Trondheim 2 - TRO 206
Mon. 16:00 to 20:00 Single 11/26/2018 to 11/26/2018 Trondheim 2 - TRO 206
Thu. 16:00 to 20:00 Weekly 09/27/2018 to 12/13/2018 Trondheim 1 - TRO 101

Lecturers

  • Julia Wessely

Description

Target group:

The "German Language Course C1.1" is suitable for students with advanced German language knowledge who have achieved a B2 level in German or have approximately 500 classroom hours of German language instruction and have taken the placement test suggesting participating in a C1.1 class or have successfully completed the previous course with a certificate of achievement.

http://einstufungstests.klett-sprachen.de/einstufung/index.php?questname=mittelpunkt&questclass=C1

Course content:

The linguistic skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) are trained and further developed in the areas of work, business, media and language. Grammatical structures, bound to topics and communication contexts, are expanded, extended and deepened according to communicative needs.

Students acquire the following learning strategies and working techniques: to detect concordances between statements and within a text, summarize an oral exam, work with a writing plan and speak freely with notes.

Regular and active participation is required for successful completion of the course. This includes the completion of homework in order to continue practicing and consolidating what has been learned in the classroom.

The course consists of 60 hours of face-to-face training. Attendance is compulsory. If you would like to receive a certificate of achievement, you may not miss more than 12 lessons (20%). If you prefer to receive a certificate of attendance, you may not miss more than 18 lessons (30%).

You have to expect at least an additional 60 hours of work for homework, own vocabulary work, preparation of presentations and preparation for the exam.

There will be a written exam on the last day of the course.

Literature

Please bring the following book on your first day of class:

Aspekte neu C1, Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch 3, Teil 1 mit Audio-CD, chapters 1-5

ISBN 978-3-12-605037-1

Registration

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Supplementary courses B1-Level

German communication training "Daily Student Life"

Lecture number
042052z
Semester
Autumn semester 2018
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
09/25/2018
Maximum number of participants
18
Requirements
German-Level A2

Events

Day Time Recurrence Duration Room
Tue. 16:00 to 18:00 Weekly 10/02/2018 to 12/11/2018 Gebäude Oslo - OSL 655
Tue. 16:00 to 18:00 Single 12/18/2018 to 12/18/2018 Gebäude Oslo - OSL 655

Lecturers

  • Pradeep Pathirana

Description

Target group:

The course "Deutsch im Studienalltag" is suitable for foreign students who have a solid basic knowledge of the German language (A2 level successfully completed).

Course content:

The course offers intensive language training for everyday life and life on campus. The aim is to make it easier for course participants to get started in everyday study life in Germany. The following topics can be covered. The concrete selection takes place after consultation with the course participants.

·         New on campus? - Greet and say goodbye, introduce yourself and others and talk about names, origin and languages

·         "Frau Professore?" - How do I correctly address lecturers?

·         Hungry? - Pay with the Mensacard, buy food: ask and say what you want/ask for the price and reply, talk about food, cook together

·         Who helps in everyday student life? - E.g. problems with the beamer! Ask for help at ZIMT or ask for an adapter; semester ticket lost! Ask for a replacement at the Student Secretariat.

·         I need seminar literature! - Operating a copier or lending a book from the ZHB library

·         Where is ...? - Ask for and give directions: e.g. ask for a lecturer's office in a secretary's office

·         I'm too late! - Dates and appointments: Specifying times, making appointments and agreeing to apologize for a delay

·         Small talk - Clothes and weather: talk about clothes, buy clothes, indicate colours and sizes; talk about the weather

·         Party!!! - Going out and celebrating

·         I feel bad... - talk to the doctor; say what hurts

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

The course consists of 30 hours of face-to-face training. Attendance is compulsory. If you wish to obtain a certificate of achievement, you may not miss more than 6 lessons (20%) and must keep a learning diary. If you wish to have a certificate of participation, you may not miss more than 9 lessons (30%).

You will have to expect an additional 30 hours of homework and vocabulary work. 

Literature

Copies of the course are required

Registration

Unfortunately this course is already booked out. Registration is not possible anymore.

Supplementary course B2-Level

German "Grammar fit"

Lecture number
042017z
Semester
Autumn semester 2018
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
09/25/2018
Maximum number of participants
18
Target groups
Employees
Students
Requirements
German-Level B1

Events

Day Time Recurrence Duration Room
Tue. 18:00 to 20:00 Weekly 10/02/2018 to 12/11/2018 Gebäude Oslo - OSL 244
Tue. 18:00 to 20:00 Single 12/18/2018 to 12/18/2018 Gebäude Oslo - OSL 244

Lecturers

  • Pradeep Pathirana

Description

Target group:

The German Language Course "Grammatik fit" is for students who have completed a B1 German language course, and who would like to improve and practice their grammar before taking a B2 German language course.

Course content:

The main goal of the course is to brush up on the already learnt grammar from previously attended courses of the intermediate level (B1) as well as basic grammar of level A2.

Regular and active participation is required for successful completion of the course. This includes the completion of homework in order to continue practicing and consolidating what has already been learnt in the classroom.

The course consists of 30 hours of face-to-face training. Attendance is compulsory. If you would like to receive a certificate of achievement, you may not miss more than 6 lessons (20%). If you prefer to receive a certificate of attendance, you may not miss more than 9 lessons (30%).

You have to expect an additional 30 hours of work for homework, own vocabulary work, preparation of presentations and preparation for the exam.

There will be a written exam last day of the course.

Literature

Please bring the following book to your first day of class:

Grammatik aktiv

ISBN: 9783060239726

Registration

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German (Campus)- Presenting and discussing

Lecture number
042011z
Semester
Autumn semester 2018
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
10/10/2018
Maximum number of participants
18
Requirements
German-Level B2

Events

TagZeitRhythmusDauerRaum
Di.16:00-18:00wöchentlich25.09.-18.12.2018Gebäude Riga 6- RIG 614

Lecturers

  • Marianne Anderson

Description

Target group:

The course "Campus Deutsch - Präsentieren und Diskutieren" is aimed at students who are transitioning from general language education to language for specific purposes. The course is suitable for students at the C1 level who have either successfully completed the B2 course or have approximately 500 classroom hours of German language instruction and have taken the placement test suggesting participating in a C1 class.

http://einstufungstests.klett-sprachen.de/einstufung/index.php?questname=mittelpunkt&questclass=C1

Course content:

This course is meant to support you to master your studies linguistically and methodologically. The focus of this course is on presenting scientific content and having a discussion. You will learn and demonstrate the basic principles of presenting, the different forms of discussions, and techniques for moderating discussions.

Regular and active participation is required for successful completion of the course. This includes the completion of homework in order to continue practicing and consolidating what has been learned in the classroom.

The course consists of 30 hours of face-to-face training. Attendance is compulsory. If you wish to obtain a certificate of achievement, you may not miss more than 6 lessons (20%) and must keep a learning diary. If you wish to have a certificate of participation, you may not miss more than 9 lessons (30%).

You will have to expect an additional 30 hours of homework, vocabulary work and the preparation of your presentation.

To receive a certificate of achievement you have to give a short presentation, followed by chairing a short discussion and handing in a text related to the presentation (e.g. a handout).

Literature

Please bring the following book on your first day of class:

Campus Deutsch - Präsentieren und Diskutieren

ISBN 978-3-19-201003-3

Registration

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German (Campus)- Listening Comprehension and taking Notes

Lecture number
042044z
Semester
Autumn semester 2018
Type
Sprachkurs
Registration deadline
10/10/2018
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

Day Time Recurrence Duration Room
Tue. 14:00 to 16:00 Weekly 10/02/2018 to 12/11/2018 Trondheim 1 - TRO 103
Tue. 14:00 to 16:00 Single 12/18/2018 to 12/18/2018 Trondheim 1 - TRO 103

Lecturers

Description

Target group:

The course "Campus Deutsch – Hören und Mitschreiben" is aimed at students who are transitioning from general language education to language for specific purposes. The course is suitable for students at the C1 level who have either successfully completed the B2 course or have approximately 500 classroom hours of German language instruction and have taken the placement test suggesting participating in a C1 class.

http://einstufungstests.klett-sprachen.de/einstufung/index.php?questname=mittelpunkt&questclass=C1

Course content:

This course is meant to support you to master your studies linguistically and methodologically.

You will learn efficient notetaking in lectures, as well as the active listening of scientific lectures and discussions.

Regular and active participation is required for successful completion of the course. This includes the completion of homework in order to continue practicing and consolidating what has been learned in the classroom.

The course consists of 30 hours of face-to-face training. Attendance is compulsory. If you wish to obtain a certificate of achievement, you may not miss more than 6 lessons (20%). If you wish to get a certificate of participation, you may not miss more than 9 lessons (30%).

You will have to expect an additional 30 hours of homework, vocabulary work and the preparation of the final exam.

On the last day of the course there will be an exam, during which you will have to solve tasks related to the recording of a presentation.

Literature

Please bring the following book on your first day of class:

Campus Deutsch - Hören und Mitschreiben

ISBN 978-3-19-151003-9

Registration

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German Academic Culture and Language

Lecture number
042050z
Semester
Autumn semester 2018
Registration deadline
10/16/2018
Maximum number of participants
18
Requirements
Designed for our incoming students, other students welcome

Events

Tag Zeit Rhythmus Dauer Raum
Di.-Do. 10:00 bis 16:00 Blockseminar 11.09. bis 13.09.2018 Gebäude Oslo - OSL 236
Sa. 10:00 bis 18:00 22.09.2018 Gebäude Helsinki - HEL 064
Sa. 10:00 bis 18:00 29.09.2018 Gebäude Helsinki - HEL 064

Lecturers

Description

How can professors at German universities be addressed correctly? What does a formal e-mail at the university look like? How do I prepare a conversation with a lecturer if I want to discuss the subject of my term paper?

Communication at the university is different in every country. It is based on hidden values, norms and role concepts. To avoid problems due to cultural and linguistic misunderstandings, we offer you a course in Academic Culture in Germany in German (from B2) or English.

An important element of academic culture in Germany is so-called "best academic practice". It describes what qualitatively and ethically good research work and teaching is. Plagiarisms are therefore severely sanctioned in Germany. This course teaches you how to avoid plagiarism and how to quote correctly.

This course also includes working with and on the language, dealing with the following questions: What vocabulary and language structures are common in the academic language and communication at German universities? How does an "scientific style" express itself in speaking and writing? 

Using text examples and writing exercises, you will develop the characteristics and means of speaking the scientific language German, get to know the most important rules and conventions of citation and get an overview of the various types of sources.

In addition, you will learn standard structures for scientific texts on the basis of text examples, learn which formal aspects you must pay attention to when structuring and learn writing techniques that will help you develop a logical argumentation.

This course is mandatory for all incoming students from our partner universities.

Regular and active participation is a prerequisite for successful completion of the course. This also requires the completion of homework in order to further practice and consolidate what has been learned. The final grade is determined on the basis of the assigned homeworks and the oral participation in the course.

The course consists of 30 hours of face-to-face training. Attendance is compulsory. If you wish to obtain a certificate of achievement, you may not miss more than 6 lessons (20%). If you wish to have a certificate of participation, you may not miss more than 9 lessons (30%).

You will have to expect an additional 30 hours of homework and vocabulary work.

Registration

Unfortunately this course is already booked out. Registration is not possible anymore.