Language Immersion Course German (DaF) 3 (UE)

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Course numberM4.05170.30.260
Course codeGerman3
Curriculum2021
Semester of degree program Semester 3
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) 3, students will acquire the following competencies regarding the German language:

  • talk about a journey
  • voice assumptions
  • make suggestions
  • ask for information in a travel agency
  • write an inquiry
  • understand the news on the radio
  • talk about personal interests
  • voice complaints
  • lead a mini-dialogue in the office
  • understand a typical Austrian menu
  • read/understand housing adverts
  • talk to a estate agent
  • report on accidents
  • talk about cultural interests
  • talk about things in the past
  • talk about education and the job market
  • understand job adverts and write CVs
  • answer telephone calls in the office
  • write simple business emails
  • describe cultural festivals in German speaking countries
  • express emotions
  • understand product descriptions
  • read business texts
  • express purpose
  • describe processes

This is a language course for slightly advanced students with basic knowledge of German (at CEF level A2-B1). The following language topics will be covered in this module:

  • Communication with a focus on speaking abilities
  • Grammar progress - focus of revision
  • Languages and Europe
  • Vocabulary and expressions related to
    • Life in German speaking countries
    • Relatives and Family
    • Mobility
    • The world of business
    • Freetime activities
    • Intercultural issues and intercultural communication
  • Introduction into genres of academic/student texts

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  • 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 %