German (DaF) 1 / A1 (ILV)


Course lecturer:

FH-Prof. Dr. phil.

 Colin Heller , M.A.

Specialization AreaIntercultural Management
Course numberB4.06365.10.131
Course codeD1-A1
Semester of degree program Semester 1
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits4,0
Language of instruction German

On successful completion of the course, students:

  • can introduce themselves and others
  • understand spoken greetings and introductions
  • can ask questions about personal details and familiar topics, geographical location, directions (nicht unbedingt, höchstens einfache) and spell
  • can fill out personal details in forms and write personal messages
  • can read and understand basic signs
  • can interact on topics of interest
  • understand telephone numbers and give their own
  • can express easy / simple statistics in words
  • read and understand short descriptions about people
  • can order and pay in a café
  • can describe accommodation
  • can tell the time and talk about their daily routines
  • can make arrangements

The course will cover the following topics/content:

  • Greetings and self-introduction, talking about myself, my family and my immediate surroundings (studies, work, home)
  • Asking and answering questions about personal details and familiar topics
  • Writing personal messages and filling in forms
  • Basic vocabulary, phrases, grammar structures and linking words
  • The time and calendar (wann and von wann bis wann)
  • Simple sentence structure and word order in main clauses, forming questions (wie, woher, wo, was) and statements; negation with kein/e and nicht
  • local and temporal prepositions; personal and possessive pronouns; position of adverbs,
  • predicative adjectives; modal verbs; present and past of selected verbs; Imperfect of sein and haben, w-questions; ordinal numbers; plural forms of nouns, declination of nouns, in/definite article

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Finster, A./Jin, F. et al (2015): Panorama - Deutsch als Fremdsprache - A1: Teilband 2. Berlin: Cornelsen Verlag.
Funk, H./Kuhn, C./Demme, S. (2015): Studio 21 A1: Das Deutschbuch, Berlin: Cornelsen Verlag.
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Gottstein-Schramm, B./Kalender, S. et al (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 Verlag.
Krenn, W./Pucha H. (2016): Motive. Kompaktkurs DaF. München: Hueber Verlag
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Lübke, D. (2011): Lernwortschatz Deutsch, Deutsch-Englisch, München: Hueber Verlag:
Niemann, R.M. (2006): Studio d A1. Sprachtraining. Berlin: Cornelsen Verlag.
Sander, I. (2011) DaF kompakt A1-B1. Stuttgart: Ernst Klett Verlag.

Moderated group work, lecture, discussion, individual exercises, role play, case work, excursion

Cumulative module examination
The module grade is calculated weighted by the ECTS credits of the individual courses of the module and results as follows:
ILV "Deutsch als Fremdsprache 1: Einführung in die Sprache und Kultur" - 4 ECTS
Assessment type: Compulsory assessment
Assessment method/s: Class participation, continual assessment, homework, written final examination