Language Immersion Course German (DaF) 2 (UE)

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Course numberM4.05170.20.170
Course codeGerman2
Curriculum2021
Semester of degree program Semester 2
Mode of delivery Presence- and Telecourse
SPPW4,0
ECTS credits6,0
Language of instruction English

Upon the successful completion of the Language Immersion Course German (DaF) 2, students will acquire the following competencies regarding the German language:
• job-related topics:
o speak about jobs (ideal or real ones)
o describe daily professional routine
o understand texts about other's daily professional routine
o write simple e-mails to university
• city excursion/city trip:
o navigation in the town: asking for/giving directions
o understand a bus timetable / town map
o understand a travel program
o understand a town guided tour
o write a postcard
• past events and holidays:
o report about an event in the past
o talk about holidays
o describe an accident
o understand descriptions from statistics
• food and drinks:
o shop for groceries (supermarket, market, ...), ask about the price
o talk about food, preferences
o understand a survey about eating habits
o compare foods
o understand and explain a recipe
• clothes and the weather:
o purchase clothes (color, size, ...)
o talk about fashion and preferences
o understand a weather report
o talk about the weather
• body and health:
o name the parts of the body
o talk about illnesses
o describe symptoms at the doctor's
o give recommendations and instructions
o talk about feelings
• education, school, university
o talk about individual language learning processes
o understand general statements about education and university studies
o make comparisons
o describe a graph
o express one's opinion

This is a language course for slightly advanced students with basic knowledge of German (at CEF level A1-A2). The following language topics will be covered in this module:

  • Vocabulary related to job-related topics, making a city excursion, holidays, foods and drinks, clothes, the weather, body and health, and education
  • Modal verbs: "müssen", "können"
  • Possessive article in 4th case
  • Negation with "kein-" in 4th case
  • Prepositions in 4th case: "in", "durch", "über"
  • Prepositions in 3rd case: "zu", "an ... vorbei"
  • Modal verbs: "wollen"
  • Perfect tense: regular verbs with "haben", irregular verbs with "sein"
  • Terms of frequency: "jeden Tag", "immer", "oft", "manchmal", "selten", "nie"
  • Questions word: "welch-"
  • Comparison: "viel", "gut", "gern"
  • Adjectives in 4th case: indefinite article
  • Demonstrative article: "dies-"
  • "Es" for the weather
  • Imperative
  • Modal verbs: "dürfen", "sollen"
  • Personal pronouns in 4th case
  • freewriting of named topics
  • genres of academic texts

Braun, B., Doubek, M. et al (2016). DaF kompakt neu A1-B1. Stuttgart: Klett Sprachen.
Dreyer, H. & Schmitt, R. (2010). Die Gelbe aktuell: A Practice Grammer of German. München: Hueber Verlag.
Funk, H., Kuhn, Ch., & Demme, S. (2005). Studio d A1. Berlin: Cornelsen.
Fussy, H. & Steiner, U. (red.) (2012). Österreichisches Wörterbuch. Wien: oebv.
Gottstein-Schramm, B., Kalender, S., & Specht, F. (2017). Schritte Grammatik. München: Hueber Verlag.
Götz, D. (2015). Großwörterbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache. München/Wien: Langenscheidt.
Jin, F. & Voß, U. (2018). Grammatik aktiv. Berlin: Cornelsen.
Krenn, W. & Pucha, H. (2016). Motive: Kompaktkurs DaF. München. Hueber Verlag.
Niemann, R.M. (2006). Studio d A1: Sprachtraining. Berlin: Cornelsen.

  • Lecture and presentation
  • Group and pair work
  • Role plays
  • Learning games
  • Self-study
  • Homework

Integrated module exam (immanent examination character):

  • Class participation 20%
  • Class preparation/homework 20%
  • Final examination (exam includes reading and listening comprehension, speaking and writing) 60 %