"Die Sprache zugleich reinigen und bereichern, ist das Geschäft der besten Köpfe." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Technical requirements:

  1. Notebook or PC (no tablet or cell phone)
  2. A stable internet connection
  3. Headset with microphone
  4. Access to webex and moodle

Placement Test

A placement test is required for enrollment at level A2 and above if you have not yet taken and successfully completed any courses with us.

German as a foreign language

Level Courses

German A1

Lecture number
042015e
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Sprachkurs
Registration deadline
03/23/2021
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Mo.6 - 8 p.m.Weekly22/03 - 05/07/2021
Wed.4 - 8 p.m.Weekly24/03 - 07/07/2021

Lecturers

  • Johanna Vogt

Description

Target group:
The language course is designed for participants without any prior knowledge of the German language.

Course content:
This course is intended to give the first basic knowledge of German based on everyday topics and situations. Participants will, for example, learn to greet each other, ask for a name, an address, a phone number or a certain subject; talk about their family, tell the time, descibe their daily routine, undertand job advertisements, talk about clothes, speak with a doctor; describe a route or write a postcard etc.
A language course lives on people meeting each other. It is therefore very important that you participate actively and prepare well for classes on a regular basis. We would like to point out that an online class put an emphasis on discussion tasks, while listening and reading tasks are likely to be left for self-study. An advantage of online classes is that you can get a detailed feedback on your written performance.
Course sessions take place in the form of meetings via Webex. The course is administered via Moodle. There you will find presentations and additional materials. The teacher enrolls the course participants in the Moodle course. Participant will receive the Webex invitation link by the first session.

Weekly hours per semester: 6

Assessment: portfolio
A portfolio consists of the following elements: definition of learning objectives, documentation of learning progress, reflection on learning progress. The specific tasks will be announced during the course.

Workload:

  • 90 presence teaching units in Webex
  • 60 teaching units self-study
  • 30 teaching units of work on portfolios

ECTS (Incomings): 6

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

Registration

Registration not yet possible.

German A2

Lecture number
042016e
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Online Language Course
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Mon.6 p.m. - 8 p.m.Weekly22/03 - 05/07/21
Wed.4 p.m. - 8 p.m.Weekly24/03 - 07/07/21

Lecturers

  • Peggy Mattig

Description

Target group:
The German course A2 is designed for participants with solid basic knowledge who have successfully completed the A1.2 course with a certificate of achievement or had approximately 120 hours of German lessons and have achieved at least 35 points in the placement test.

Course content:
The basic knowledge of German grammar and vocabulary acquired in the A1 Basic Course will be further developed on the basis of everyday conversation topics and situations. Participant will, for example, learn to talk about advantages and disadvantages, about films; they will learn to write a comment, talk about a song, make a phone call or describe statistics; understand and give a piece of advice, give a mini-presentation, introduce a sight, write a complaints, picture/write a story.
A language course lives on people meeting each other. It is therefore very important that you participate actively and prepare well for classes on a regular basis. We would like to point out that an online class put an emphasis on discussion tasks, while listening and reading tasks are likely to be left for self-study. An advantage of online classes is that you can get a detailed feedback on your written performance.
Course sessions take place in the form of meetings via Webex. The course is administered via Moodle. There you will find presentations and additional materials. The teacher enrolls the course participants in the Moodle course. Participant will receive the Webex invitation link by the first session.

Weekly hours per semester: 6

Assessment: portfolio
A portfolio consists of the following elements: definition of learning objectives, documentation of learning progress, reflection on learning progress. The specific tasks will be announced during the course.

Workload:

  • 90 presence teaching units in Webex
  • 60 teaching units self-study
  • 30 teaching units of work on portfolios

ECTS (Incomings): 6

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

Registration not yet possible.

German B1.1

Lecture number
042096e
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Online Sprachkurs
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Mon.6 p.m. - 8 p.m.Weekly22/03 - 05/07/2021
Wed.4 p.m. - 8 p.m.Weekly24/03 - 07/07/2021

Lecturers

  • Joanna Gierlik

Description

Target group:
The German course B1.1 is designed for participants with solid basic knowledge who have successfully completed the A2 course with a certificate of achievement or had approximately 240 hours of German lessons and have achieved at least 83 points in the placement test.

Course content:
This course is intenden to extend basic knowledge of the German language based on everyday topics and situations. Participant will, for example, learn to understand a newspaper articple or a radio report, take notes during a lecture or write a post in a forum (opinion).
With the help of discussions, role plays, presentations, and learning games, grammar topics will be repeated and everyday situations will be practiced.
A language course lives on people meeting each other. It is therefore very important that you participate actively and prepare well for classes on a regular basis. We would like to point out that an online class put an emphasis on discussion tasks, while listening and reading tasks are likely to be left for self-study. An advantage of online classes is that you can get a detailed feedback on your written performance.
Course sessions take place in the form of meetings via Webex. The course is administered via Moodle. There you will find presentations and additional materials. The teacher enrolls the course participants in the Moodle course. Participant will receive the Webex invitation link by the first session.

Weekly hours per semester: 6

Assessment: portfolio and oral exam
A portfolio consists of the following elements: definition of learning objectives, documentation of learning progress, reflection on learning progress. The specific tasks will be announced during the course.

Workload:

  • 90 presence teaching units in Webex
  • 60 teaching units self-study
  • 30 teaching units of work on portfolios

ECTS (Incomings): 6

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

Registration not yet possible.

German B1.2

Lecture number
042017e
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Online Language Course
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Mon.6 p.m. - 8 p.m.Weekly22/03 - 05/07/21
Wed.4 p.m. - 8 p.m.Weekly24/03 - 07/07/21

Lecturers

  • Ulrich Heiland

Description

Target group:
The German course B1.2 is for students with a solid basic knowledge of German who have successfully completed the B 1.1 course with a certificate of achievement or who have had approx. 300 hours of German lessons and achieved at least 107 points in the placement test.

Course content:
The course builds on the B 1.1 course. This course is designed to provide students with an extended 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.Using role-plays, discussions, presentations and learning games, grammatical topics are repeated and everyday and special speaking situations are practiced.
A language course lives on people meeting each other. It is therefore very important that you participate actively and prepare well for classes on a regular basis. We would like to point out that an online class put an emphasis on discussion tasks, while listening and reading tasks are likely to be left for self-study. An advantage of online classes is that you can get a detailed feedback on your written performance.
Course sessions take place in the form of meetings via Webex. The course is administered via Moodle. There you will find presentations and additional materials. The teacher enrolls the course participants in the Moodle course. Participant will receive the Webex invitation link by the first session.

Weekly hours per semester: 6

Assessment: portfolio and oral exam
A portfolio consists of the following elements: definition of learning objectives, documentation of learning progress, reflection on learning progress. The specific tasks will be announced during the course.

Workload:

  • 90 presence teaching units in Webex
  • 60 teaching units self-study
  • 30 teaching units of work on portfolios

ECTS (Incomings): 6

Literature

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

Aspekte neu B1 plus, Part 2
Textbook and Exercise book with Audio-CD, ISBN 978-3-12-605019-7

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

Registration

Registration not yet possible.

German B2.2

Lecture number
042018e
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Online Language Course
Registration deadline
03/20/2021
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Mon.6 p.m. - 8 p.m.Weekly22/03 - 05/07/21
Wed.4 p.m. - 8 p.m.Weekly24/03 - 07/07/21

Lecturers

Description

Target group:
The language course "German B2.2" is suitable for students with advanced knowledge who have successfully completed the B2.1 course with a certificate of achievement or who have had approx. 420 hours of German lessons and have achieved at least 155 points in the placement test.

Course content:
The course builds on the B2.1 course. The course consolidates German language skills at lower levels and adds complex content. Using sometimes controversial topics of conversation, you will expand your communication tools and deepen your understanding of grammar. The course focuses on expanding your vocabulary and written expression.Based on 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 hand out. 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.
A language course lives on people meeting each other. It is therefore very important that you participate actively and prepare well for classes on a regular basis. We would like to point out that an online class put an emphasis on discussion tasks, while listening and reading tasks are likely to be left for self-study. An advantage of online classes is that you can get a detailed feedback on your written performance.
Course sessions take place in the form of meetings via Webex. The course is administered via Moodle. There you will find presentations and additional materials. The teacher enrolls the course participants in the Moodle course. Participant will receive the Webex invitation link by the first session.

Weekly hours per semester: 6

Assessment: portfolio and oral exam
A portfolio consists of the following elements: definition of learning objectives, documentation of learning progress, reflection on learning progress. The specific tasks will be announced during the course.

Workload:

  • 90 presence teaching units in Webex
  • 60 teaching units self-study
  • 30 teaching units of work on portfolios

ECTS (Incomings): 6

Literature

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

Aspekte neu B2, Teil 2
Textbook and Exercise book with Audio-CD, ISBN 978-3-12-605028-9

Grammatik fit B2-C1
ISBN 978-3-06-021482-2

Registration

Registration not yet possible.

German C1.2

Lecture number
042019e
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Online Language Course
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Mon.6 p.m. - 8 p.m.Weekly22/03 - 05/07/21
Wed.4 p.m. - 8 p.m.Weekly24/03 - 07/07/21

Lecturers

  • Gunda Beuthien

Description

Target group:
The language course "German C1.2." is suitable for students with advanced knowledge who have successfully completed the C1.1. course with a certificate of achievement or who have had approx. 580 hours of German lessons and have achieved at least 203 points in the placement test.

Course content:
The course is based on the C1.1 course and is intended to practice language skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) and to further develop the knowledge of the German language through different topics (e.g. working world, business, media, and language). Grammar structures are tied to the topics that correspond to the communicative needs. Participants will, for example, learn to write a summary, deliver lectures, create various texts (e.g. literary texts).
A language course lives on people meeting each other. It is therefore very important that you participate actively and prepare well for classes on a regular basis. We would like to point out that an online class put an emphasis on discussion tasks, while listening and reading tasks are likely to be left for self-study. An advantage of online classes is that you can get a detailed feedback on your written performance.
Course sessions take place in the form of meetings via Webex. The course is administered via Moodle. There you will find presentations and additional materials. The teacher enrolls the course participants in the Moodle course. Participant will receive the Webex invitation link by the first session.

Weekly hours per semester: 6

Assessment: portfolio and oral exam
A portfolio consists of the following elements: definition of learning objectives, documentation of learning progress, reflection on learning progress. The specific tasks will be announced during the course.

Workload:

  • 90 presence teaching units in Webex
  • 60 teaching units self-study
  • 30 teaching units of work on portfolios

ECTS (Incomings): 6

We would like to point out the following: At the end of this language course participants will not take any certificate exam (e.g. DSH, TestDaF etc.). That is, participants will not receive a C1 certificate accepted anywhere in Germany or internationally, but only a graded certificate of achievement from the Language Center.

Literature

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

Aspekte neu C1, Part 2
Textbook and Exercise book with Audio-CD, ISBN 978-3-12-605038-8

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

Registration

Registration not yet possible.

Supplementary Courses on B1 Level

The prerequisite for participation is that you have successfully completed level A2.

German Grammar A1-B1

Lecture number
042014e
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Online Language Course
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Tue.4 p.m. - 8 p.m.Weekly23/03 - 06/07/2021

Lecturers

  • Ulrich Heiland

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 grammar of the intermediate level (B1) as well as basic grammar of level A2. With the help of everyday topics amd situations as well as many exercises, the grammar knowledge will be deepened. The exact course content will be determined in consultation with the course participants.
A language course lives on people meeting each other. It is therefore very important that you participate actively and prepare well for classes on a regular basis. We would like to point out that an online class put an emphasis on discussion tasks, while listening and reading tasks are likely to be left for self-study. An advantage of online classes is that you can get a detailed feedback on your written performance.
Course sessions take place in the form of meetings via Webex. The course is administered via Moodle. There you will find presentations and additional materials. The teacher enrolls the course participants in the Moodle course. Participant will receive the Webex invitation link by the first session.

Weekly hours per semester: 4

Assessment: portfolio and oral exam
A portfolio consists of the following elements: definition of learning objectives, documentation of learning progress, reflection on learning progress. The specific tasks will be announced during the course.

Workload:

  • 60 presence teaching units in Webex
  • 60 teaching units self-study
  • 30 teaching units of work on portfolios

ECTS (Incomings): 5

Literature

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

Registration

Registration not yet possible.

Supplementary Course for C1

The prerequisite for participation is that you have successfully completed level C1.

German C2 Module 2 (C1/C2 Grammar)

Lecture number
042021e
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Online Language Course
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

Day Time Recurrence Duration Room
Tue. 14:00 to 16:00 Weekly 03/23/2021 to 07/06/2021 -

Lecturers

Description

Target group:
The language course "Ziel C2" (Module 2): C2 Grammatik 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 placement test.

Course content:
Module 2 "C2 Grammatik" is a part of the C2 course, that consists of 6 modules in total. The modules are offered successively during the upcoming semesters (Module 3 "Foreign language literature"; Module 4–6 "Scientific Language German").

How do you form the degrees of comparison of the word "doof"? Is there any difference between "Imperfekt" and "Präteritum"? When do you use spaces and hyphens? Do you also like to use the comma based on intuition? If you are interested in these questions, you have come to the right place in the "C2 Grammar" course. Grammar is a tool to deal with a language. The finer the tool, the more precisely you can use it to achieve the purpose of your speech. In this course, we will be working on the common grammatical phenomena such as tenses, modes, simple and complex sentences, but also rules of orthography and punctuation, which are often not explicitly dealt with in other language courses. The material will at the same time be applied in productive and creative tasks.

A language course lives on people meeting each other. It is therefore very important that you participate actively and prepare well for classes on a regular basis. We would like to point out that an online class put an emphasis on discussion tasks, while listening and reading tasks are likely to be left for self-study. An advantage of online classes is that you can get a detailed feedback on your written performance.

The course consists of 30 teaching units. They take place in the form of meetings via Webex. The course is administered via Moodle. There you will find presentations and additional materials. The teacher enrolls the course participants in the Moodle course.

Weekly hours per semester: 2

Assessment: portfolio

A portfolio consists of the following elements: definition of learning objectives, documentation of learning progress, reflection on learning progress. The specific tasks will be announced during the course.

Workload:

30 presence teaching units in Webex
30 teaching units self-study
15 teaching units of work on portfolios

Literature

Please have the following textbook from the first session on:
Buscha, Anne; Szita, Szilvia; Raven, Susanne (2013): C Grammatik Sprachniveau C1–C2 Übungsgrammatik Deutsch als Fremdsprache.
Leipzig: Schubert-Verlag. ISBN: 978–3–941323_11_7

Registration

Registration not yet possible.

Short courses

Conversation course German B1-B2

Lecture number
042073e
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Online Language Course
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Mo.4 p.m. - 6 p.m.every two weeks22/03/2021
Mo.4 p.m. - 6 p.m.every two weeks29/03/2021
Mo.4 p.m. - 6 p.m.every two weeks12/04/2021
Mo.4 p.m. - 6 p.m.every two weeks26/04/2021
Mo.4 p.m. - 6 p.m.every two weeks10/05/2021
Mo.4 p.m. - 6 p.m.every two weeks31/05/2021
Mo.4 p.m. - 6 p.m.every two weeks14/06/2021
Mo.4 p.m. - 6 p.m.every two weeks28/06/2021

Lecturers

  • Johanna Vogt

Description

This course comprises a total of eight dates, which take place approximately every 14 days.

Target group:

The German B1–B2 conversation course is suitable for students with intermediate to upper intermediate knowledge who have at least successfully completed the B1 course or have achieved at least 131 points in the placement test.

Course content:

In this course you will gain more confidence in using language in everyday life and expand your vocabulary. You will gain more fluency in colloquial language and receive help to minimise your accent. Opportunities for conversation are short texts, short films, pictures, songs, news etc.

A language course thrives on people meeting each other. It is therefore particularly important that you participate actively on a regular basis and are well prepared.

The course takes place in the form of Webex meetings. The course is managed via Moodle. There you will find e.g. presentations and additional materials. The teacher is going to enrol you in the moodle course. You will receive an invitation to Webex by email by the first day of class.

 Exam:

Oral exam

Workload:

- 15 teaching units attendance in Webex

- 15 units of self-study (reading etc.)

- 15 teaching units preparation for the group examination

Registration

Registration not yet possible.

Conversation Course German C1-C2

Lecture number
042074e
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Online Language Course
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

DayTimeRecurrenceDuration
Monday2-4 p.m.weekly22.03.-10.05.2021

Lecturers

Description

Target group:

The German C1-C2 conversation course is suitable for students with advanced knowledge who have successfully completed the C1.1 course or have achieved at least 203 points in the placement test.

Course content:

In this course you will gain more confidence in using language at work and in public, expand your vocabulary, try out idiomatic expressions, and practice spontaneous rephrasing and strategies for interaction and mediation. You will gain more fluency in colloquial language and receive help to minimise your accent.

Opportunities for conversation are not only texts, but also other media such as short films, pictures, songs, news etc., and also problems that you have to solve together.

A language course thrives on people meeting each other. It is therefore particularly important that you participate actively on a regular basis and are well prepared.

The course takes place in the form of Webex meetings. The course is managed via Moodle. There you will find e.g. presentations and additional materials. The teacher is going to enrol you in the moodle course. You will receive an invitation to Webex by email by the first day of class.

Semester hours: 1 SWS

Exam:

Oral group examination. In the group examination a problem has to be solved together.

Workload:

- 16 teaching units attendance in Webex

- 16 units of self-study (reading etc.)

- 16 teaching units preparation for the group examination

Registration

Registration not yet possible.