German (DaF) 3 (ILV)


Course lecturer:


 Silke Fankhauser

Dr. phil.

 Colin Heller , M.A.

Specialization AreaIntercultural Management
Course numberB4.06365.30.400
Course codeDaF 3
Semester of degree program Semester 3
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits5,0
Language of instruction German

On successful completion of the course, students:

  • can use language more independently
  • can talk about individual language learning processes and understand general statements about education and university studies
  • can communicate more widely on and understand texts consisting of more high frequency language on topics of interest
  • can describe and briefly explain past events, future plans and opinion
  • understand main points of clear standard input on familiar topics (work, study, leisure, food).
  • can deal with most situations encountered in a German-speaking environment
  • can exchange information on, compare and lead a conversation on familiar topics, linking short elements into connected speech.
  • can describe a graph
  • can make suggestions, show dis/agreement
  • can write an inquiry and ask for information on familiar topics
  • understand the main points of many TV and radio programs on news and topics of interest when the delivery is slow and clear
  • can make a complaint

Vocabulary, phrases, grammar and language related to the following topics:

  • Languages and Europe
  • Life in German speaking countries
  • Relatives and Family
  • Mobility
  • Intercultural Issues
  • Freetime activities
  • The media

Braunert, J. & Schlenker, W. (2005) Unternehmen Deutsch Aufbaukurs: Lehrbuch. Klett
Dreyer, H., Schmitt, R. (2013) A Practice Grammar of German. Hueber. Ismaning
Funk, H., Kuhn, C. & Bayerlein, O. (2006): Studio d Grundstufe A2. Berlin: Cornelsen
Funk, H. (2007) studio d - Grundstufe: B1. Berlin: Cornelsen
Funk, H. & von Eggeling, R. M. (2008): Studio d - Grundstufe B1. Sprachtraining. Berlin: Cornelsen
Funk, H. & Koenig, M. (2010) Lextra - Deutsch als Fremdsprache - Kompaktgrammatik: A1-B1 - Deutsche Grammatik: Lernerhandbuch. Berlin. Cornelsen
Funk, H. & Koenig, M. (2011) Lextra - Deutsch als Fremdsprache - verblexikon: A1-B2 - Deutsche Verben: Konjugationswörterbuch. Berlin. Cornelsen
Jin, F. & Voss, U. (2013) Deutsch als Fremdsprache - Grammatik aktiv: A1-B1. Berlin. Cornelsen
Lübke, D. (2011) Lernerwortschatz Deutsch (Ausgabe Englisch). Max Hueber
Reiman, M. (2009) Grundstufengrammatik, zweisprachige Ausgabe Deutsch-Englisch, Max Hueber Verlag
Sander, I. (2011) DaF kompakt A1-B1. Klett
Further materials will be provided if necessary.

A mixed method of instruction will be used for this course, including
lectures, individual exercises, discussion, blended learning, self-study and group work.

Final written examination 40%

Final oral examination 40%

Presentation 10 %

Class preparation and participation 10%