German (DaF) 2 (UE)


Course lecturer:


 Silke Fankhauser
Course numberM4.05170.20.180
Course codeDaF 2
Semester of degree program Semester 2
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits4,0
Language of instruction English

Job, degree:
- speak about jobs (ideal or reality)
- describe daily professional routine
- understand texts about other's daily professional routine
- write simple e-mails to university

Vienna excursion: city trip:
- navigation in the town: asking for / giving directions
- understand a bus timetable / town map
- understand a travel programme
- understand a town guided tour
- write a postcard

Yesterday and today, holiday and vacation:
- report about an event in the past
- talk about holidays
- describe an accident
- understand descriptions from statistics

Food and drink:
- shop for groceries (supermarket, market, ...), ask the price
- talk about food, preferences
- understand a survey about eating habits
- compare foods
- understand and explain a recipe

Clothes, weather:
- purchase clothes (colour, size, ...)
- talk about fashion and preferences
- understand a weather report
- talk about the weather

Body and health, at the doctor's, counsellor:
- name the parts of the body
- talk about illnesses
- describe symptoms at the doctor's
- give recommendations and instructions
- talk about feelings

Job, degree course:
- Modal verbs: müssen, können
- Possessive article in 4th case
- Negation with 'kein-' in 4th case

Vienna, excursion: city trip:
- Prepositions in 4th case: in, durch, über
- Prepositions in 3rd case: zu, an ... vorbei
- Modal verbs: 'wollen'

Yesterday and today, holiday and vacation:
- Perfect tense: regular verbs with 'haben', irregular verbs with 'sein'

Food and drink:
- Terms of frequency: jeden Tag, immer, oft, manchmal, selten, nie
- Questions word: welch-
- Comparison: viel, gut, gern

Clothes, weather:
- Adjectives in 4th case: indefinite article
- Demonstrative article: 'dies-'
- 'Es' for the weather

Body and health, at the doctor's, counsellor:
- Imperative
- Modal verbs: dürfen, sollen
- Personal pronouns in 4th case

Funk, H./Kuhn, Ch./Demme, S. (2005): Studio d A1, Berlin: Cornelsen

Niemann, R.M. (2006): Studio d A1. Sprachtraining. Berlin: Cornelsen

lecture, partner/group work discussion, self-study

Written exam: 30% + 30%
Oral exam: 20%
Participation: 10%
Homework / Project work: 10%