German

Level Courses

Lecture number
042020g
Semester
Spring semester 2022
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
03/06/22
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

Day Time Frequency Duration Room
Wed. 4 pm - 8 pm weekly 16.03.2022 - 06.07.2022 Trondheim 2 - TRO 206
Mon. 6 pm - 8 pm weekly 14.03.2022 - 04.07.2022 Trondheim 2 - TRO 206

Description

Target group:

The "German Language Course A1" 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 or talk about cultural events. You will also learn to describe a daily routine, understand job advertisements, talk about clothes, talk to a doctor, give directions or write a postcard.

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 language of instruction is German.

The final grade includes 10% homework, 20% oral participation and 70% final exam.

Semester hours: 6 SWS

Assessment: written exam, oral examination, homework, min. 80% attendance

Workload: 180 h

·         90 h face-to-face

·         60 h self-study

·         30 h graded homework and exam preparation

ECTS (Incomings): 6

Literature

Please have the following textbooks and grammar purchased by the beginning of the course:

·         Netzwerk neu A1: Kursbuch ISBN: 978-3-12-607156-7 und Übungsbuch ISBN: 978-3-12-607157-4

·         Grammatik aktiv A1–B1  ISBN: 978-3-06-023972-6

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Lecture number
042090g
Semester
Spring semester 2022
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
03/14/22
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

Day Time Frequency Duration Room
Mon. 6 pm - 8 pm weekly 14.03.2022 - 04.07.2022 Gebäude Helsinki - HEL 064
Wed- 4 pm - 8 pm weekly 16.03.2022 - 06.07.2022 Gebäude Helsinki - HEL 064

Description

Target group:

The "German Language Course A1" 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 or talk about cultural events. You will also learn to describe a daily routine, understand job advertisements, talk about clothes, talk to a doctor, give directions or write a postcard.

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 language of instruction is German.

The final grade includes 10% homework, 20% oral participation and 70% final exam.

Semester hours: 6 SWS

Assessment: written exam, oral examination, homework, min. 80% attendance

Workload: 180 h

·         90 h face-to-face

·         60 h self-study

·         30 h graded homework and exam preparation

ECTS (Incomings): 6

Literature

Please have the following textbooks and grammar purchased by the beginning of the course:

·         Netzwerk neu A1: Kursbuch ISBN: 978-3-12-607156-7 und Übungsbuch ISBN: 978-3-12-607157-4

·         Grammatik aktiv A1–B1  ISBN: 978-3-06-023972-6

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Lecture number
042021g
Semester
Spring semester 2022
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
03/14/22
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

Day Time Frequency Duration Room
Mon. 6 pm - 8 pm weekly 14.03.2022 - 04.07.2022 Trondheim 2 - TRO 207
Wed- 4 pm - 8 pm weekly 16.03.2022 - 06.07.2022 Trondheim 2 - TRO 207

Description

Target group:

The "German Language Course A2" is for students with some previous knowledge of German, who have successfully completed the A1 course with a certificate of achievement, or have approximately 120 classroom hours of German language instruction and have achieved at least 35 points in the placement test.

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 talk about advantages and disadvantages, talk about movies, write a commentary, talk about a song, make a phone call or describe a statistic. You will also learn to understand and give advice, give a mini presentation, introduce a tourist attraction, submit a complaint, describe a picture or write a story.

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 language of instruction is German.

The final grade includes 10% homework, 20% oral participation and 70% final exam.

Semester hours: 6 SWS

Assessment: written exam, oral examination, homework, min. 80% attendance

Workload: 180 h

·         90 h face-to-face

·         60 h self-study

·         30 h graded homework and exam preparation

ECTS (Incomings): 6

Literature

Please have the following textbooks and grammar purchased by the beginning of the course:

·         Netzwerk neu A2; Kursbuch ISBN: 978-3-12-607164-2 und Übungsbuch ISBN: 978-3-12-607165-9

·         Grammatik aktiv A1–B1  ISBN: 978-3-06-023972-6

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Lecture number
042022g
Semester
Spring semester 2022
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
03/14/22
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

Day Time Frequency Duration Room
Mon. 6 pm - 8 pm weekly 14.03.2022 - 04.07.2022 Trondheim 1 - TRO 105
Wed- 4 pm - 8 pm weekly 16.03.2022 - 06.07.2022 Trondheim 1 - TRO 107

Description

Target group:

The "German Language Course B1.1" is for students who have successfully completed the A2.2 course with a certificate of achievement, or have approximately 240 classroom hours of German language instruction and have achieved at least 83 points in the placement test.

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, or to write a contribution in a forum (opinion).

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 language of instruction is German.

The final grade includes 10% homework, 30% oral participation and 60% final exam.

Semester hours: 6 SWS

Assessment: written exam, oral examination, homework, min. 80% attendance

Workload: 180 h

·         90 h face-to-face

·         60 h self-study

·         30 h graded homework and exam preparation

ECTS (Incomings): 6

Literature

Please have the following textbook and grammar purchased by the beginning of the course:

·         Aspekte neu B1 plus, Kurs- und Arbeitsbuch Teil 1, Lektion 1–5, ISBN: 978-3-12-605018-0

·         Grammatik aktiv A1–B1  ISBN: 978-3-06-023972-6

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Lecture number
042023g
Semester
Spring semester 2022
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
03/14/22
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

Day Time Frequency Duration Room
Mon. 6 pm - 8 pm weekly 14.03.2022 - 04.07.2022 Trondheim 1 - TRO 102
Wed- 4 pm - 8 pm weekly 16.03.2022 - 06.07.2022 Gebäude Oslo - OSL 232

Description

Target group:

The "German Language Course B1.2" is for students who have successfully completed the B 1.1 course with a certificate of achievement, or have approximately 300 classroom hours of German language instruction and have achieved at least 107 points in the placement test.

Course content:

The course continues where the B1.1 course finished. 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.

You will learn, e.g., to develop a business concept, post something in a forum, file a complaint or hold a short presentation etc.

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

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 language of instruction is German.

The final grade includes 10% homework, 30% oral participation and 60% final exam.

Semester hours: 6 SWS

Assessment: written exam, oral examination, homework, min. 80% attendance

Workload: 180 h

·         90 h face-to-face

·         60 h self-study

·         30 h graded homework and exam preparation

ECTS (Incomings): 6

Literature

Please have the following textbook and grammar purchased by the beginning of the course:

·         Aspekte neu B1 plus, Kurs- und Arbeitsbuch Teil 2, Lektion 6–10, ISBN: 978-3-12-605019-7

·         Grammatik aktiv A1–B1  ISBN: 978-3-06-023972-6

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Lecture number
042024g
Semester
Spring semester 2022
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
03/14/22
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

Day Time Frequency Duration Room
Mon. 6 pm - 8 pm weekly 14.03.2022 - 04.07.2022 Gebäude Madrid - MAD 126
Wed- 4 pm - 8 pm weekly 16.03.2022 - 06.07.2022 Trondheim 2 - TRO 205

Description

Target group:

The language course "German Language Course B2.1" is suitable for students with advanced knowledge who have successfully completed the B 1.2. course with a certificate of achievement, or have approximately 360 classroom hours of German language instruction and have achieved at least 131 points in the placement test.

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.

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 language of instruction is German.

The final grade includes 10% homework, 30% oral participation and 60% final exam.

Semester hours: 6 SWS

Assessment: written exam, oral examination, homework, min. 80% attendance

Workload: 180 h

·         90 h face-to-face

·         60 h self-study

·         30 h graded homework and exam preparation

ECTS (Incomings): 6

Literature

Please have the following textbook and grammar purchased by the beginning of the course:

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

·         Grammatik Aktiv B2–C1, ISBN 978-3-06-021482-2

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Lecture number
042025g
Semester
Spring semester 2022
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
03/19/22
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

Day Time Frequency Duration Room
Mon. 6 pm - 8 pm weekly 14.03.2022 - 04.07.2022 Gebäude Helsinki - HEL 165
Wed- 4 pm - 8 pm weekly 16.03.2022 - 06.07.2022 Trondheim 2 - TRO 205

Description

Target group:

The language course "German Language Course B2.2" is suitable for students with advanced knowledge who have successfully completed the B 2.1. course with a certificate of achievement, or have approximately 420 classroom hours of German language instruction and achieved at least 155 points in the placement test.

Course content:

The course continues where the B2.1 course finished. 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.

Students will give presentations on political and cultural topics from everyday life. Extemporaneous speaking and presentations will be given in front of an audience. Students will practice presentations in academic settings, as well as the creation of an accompanying handout. Other mediated strategies and work techniques include: understand reviews (book review), information from several texts, structured writing, use notes for summaries and text coherence.

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 language of instruction is German.

The final grade includes 10% homework, 30% oral participation and 60% final exam.

Semester hours: 6 SWS

Assessment: written exam, oral examination, homework, min. 80% attendance

Workload: 180 h

·         90 h face-to-face

·         60 h self-study

·         30 h obligatory homework and exam preparation

ECTS (Incomings): 6

Literature

Please have the following textbook and grammar purchased by the beginning of the course:

·         Aspekte neu B2, Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch mit Audio-CD, Teil 2, Kapitel 6-10 , ISBN: 978-3-12-605028-9

·         Grammatik Aktiv B2–C1, ISBN 978-3-06-021482-2

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Lecture number
042026g
Semester
Spring semester 2022
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
03/14/22
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

Day Time Frequency Duration Room
Mon. 6 pm - 8 pm weekly 14.03.2022 - 04.07.2022 Madrid - MAD 130
Wed- 4 pm - 8 pm weekly 16.03.2022 - 06.07.2022 Trondheim 2 - TRO 203

Description

Target group:

The "German Language Course C1.2" is suitable for students with advanced German language knowledge who have successfully completed the previous course with a certificate of achievement, or have approximately 580 classroom hours of German language instruction and have achieved at least 203 points in the placement test.

Course content:

The course continues where the C1.1 course finished. 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: active listening, writing a summary, lectures, making texts in a variety of ways, literary texts.

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 language of instruction is German.

The final grade includes 10% homework, 30% oral participation and 60% final exam.

Semester hours: 6 SWS

Assessment: written exam, oral examination, homework, min. 80% attendance

Workload: 180 h

·         90 h face-to-face

·         60 h self-study

·         30 h obligatory homework and exam preparation

ECTS (Incomings): 6

On this occasion we would like to point out the following: At the end of this language course there will be no certificate examination (no DSH or TestDaF examination). 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 have the following course textbook and grammar purchased by the beginning of the course:

·         Aspekte neu C1, Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch, Teil 2 mit Audio-CD, Kapitel 6-10, ISBN 978-3-12-605038-8

·         Grammatik Aktiv B2–C1, ISBN 978-3-06-021482-2

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Lecture number
042028g
Semester
Spring semester 2022
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
03/14/22
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

Day Time Frequency Duration Room
Tue. 2 pm - 4 pm weekly 15.03.2022 - 05.07.2022 Gebäude Oslo - OSL 244

Description

Target group:

The language course "Ziel C2" (Module 4) "Understanding Ordinary Scientific Language" is suitable for students, doctoral students and international researchers with advanced knowledge who have successfully completed the C 1.1 course or have achieved at least 203 points in the placement test.

Course content:

Module 4 "Understanding Ordinary Scientific Language" is part of the C2 course, which consists of 6 modules that are offered successively in the course of the following semesters. This module is followed by the modules "Oral Scientific Language" and "Working and Writing Scientifically". Each module can be attended independently of the others.

What do German scientists do when they do science – and what linguistic means do they use for this purpose and in what way?

This course supports you in mastering the linguistic, methodological and organisational requirements of studying at a university in Germany. In the course, you will do exercises on typical forms of academic communication and, if necessary, receive practical advice on learning-techniques and academic work at a German university.

The course book is divided into 4 sections: "Studying at German universities", "Understanding Ordinary Scientific Language", "The grammar of scientific texts" and "Reading and understanding scientific texts". The focus is on the lexis, idiom and metaphor of Ordinary Scientific Language as a specific form of everyday language in an academic context and the typical German academic style.

Teaching hours: 2 SWS

Assessment: Graded obligatory homework, min. 80 % attendance.

Workload: 75 UE

·         30 h attendance

·         30 h self-study

·         15 h homework

ECTS (Incomings): 3

Literature

Please have the following textbook and grammar purchased by the beginning of the course:

Nadja Fügert, Ulrike Richter (2016): Wissenschaftssprache verstehen. Wortschatz – Grammatik – Stil – Lesestrategien. Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch. Mit Lösungen online (Zugangscode im Buch). Stuttgart: Klett. – ISBN 978-3-12-675298-5

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Supplementary Courses

Lecture number
042027g
Semester
Spring semester 2022
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
03/14/22
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

Day Time Frequency Duration Room
Tue. 4 pm - 8 pm weekly 15.03.2022 - 05.07.2022 Gebäude Oslo - OSL 244

Description

Target group:

The language course "Grammatik fit" is suitable for students who have completed a B1 course and would like to secure and deepen their grammatical understanding before or while attending a B2 course.

Course content:

We review A2 and B1 grammar. Grammar knowledge will be consolidated by means of everyday topics and situations as well as many exercises. The exact course content is determined in consultation with the participants.

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.

Semester hours: 4 SWS

Assessment: written exam, oral examination, homework, min. 80% attendance

Workload: 150 h

·         60 h attendance

·         60 h self-study

·         30 h exam preparation

ECTS (Incomings): 5

Literature

Please have the following exercise grammar purchased by the beginning of the course:

"Grammatik Aktiv" Deutsch als Fremdsprache A1–B1 Üben, Hören, Sprechen

Übungsgrammatik mit Audio-CD.

ISBN: 978-3-06-023972-6

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Short Courses

Lecture number
042080g
Semester
Spring semester 2022
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
03/14/22
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

Day Time Frequency Duration Room
Wed. 6 pm - 8 pm weekly 16.03.2022 - 06.07.2022 Gebäude Helsinki - HEL 163

Description

Target group:

The German B1-B2 conversation course is suitable for students with advanced knowledge who have successfully completed the B1.1 course or have achieved at least 107 points in the placement test.

Course content:

In this course you will gain more confidence in using German in your studies and everyday life, expand your vocabulary, try out idiomatic expressions, and practice 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.

Semester hours: 2 SWS

Assessment: No grade, min. 80% attendance

Workload: 45 h

- 30 h attendance

- 15 h self-study (vocabulary etc.)

ECTS (Incomings): 2

Literature

The instructor will provide the course materials.

Registration

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Lecture number
042081g
Semester
Spring semester 2022
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
03/14/22
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

Day Time Frequency Duration Room
Mon. 4 pm - 6 pm weekly  14.03.2022 - 24.07.2022 Madrid - MAD 099

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.

Semester hours: 2 SWS

Assessment: No grade, min. 80% attendance

Workload: 45 h

- 30 h attendance

- 15 h self-study (vocabulary etc.)

ECTS (Incomings): 2

Literature

The instructor will provide the course materials.

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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.