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German for Beginners 2

German for Beginners 2

Code: GER8LF002
Extent: 3 ECTS (81 h)
Timing: Semester 2 - 6
Language: German and English
Level: Language studies, A2
Type: Free-choice studies

Prerequisites

The student has completed the course German for Beginners 1 or equivalent.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student

  • has developed the capacity to talk in German
  • has enlarged the elementary structures and the vocabulary of everyday life
  • has developed the capacity of reading and writing short German texts
  • has prepared himself/herself for a future working life in one of the German speaking countries
  • has  reached language level A1/A2 of the Common European framework of reference for languages CEFR
  • has enhanced his/her HH3S competences as applicable to the course.

Course contents

The purpose of this course is to enlarge and deepen the basics of German language and culture. The student will get familiar with more vocabulary of everyday and working life. The student will practice the basics in the class.

  • Vocabulary to interact with German speaking people
  • Essentials of the structures of the German language
  • Basic writing skills
  • Basic oral skills
  • Basic culture elements

Cooperation with the business community

Real business based examples and cases, guest speakers, company visits as appropriate.

International dimension

International and global business approach to course themes and topics, contributions by multinational student groups and company cooperation.

Teaching and learning methods

Contact hours
Listening comprehension and oral exercises
Structural exercises
Role-playing and games
CDs, DVDs, Internet
The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h

Accreditation of prior learning

Not applicable.

Teachers with the main responsibility of the course

Eva Herttuainen
Claudia Jeltsch

Course materials

Willkommen ! German Beginner’s course, Coursebook.Paul Coggle and Heiner Schenke. HODDER Education, 2012 or newer edition (ISBN 987-1-444-16515-9)

Chapter 9-12

Assessment criteria

Grade/Learning outcomes

1 (Min. 40%
competence level)
3 (Min. 70%
competence level)
5 (Min. 90%
competence level)
Knowledge The student has slightly enlarged and deepened his/her knowledge (vocabulary/structures and culture) about the elementary structures of German. The student has generally enlarged and deepened his/her knowledge (vocabulary/structures and culture) about the elementary structures of German. The student has considerably enlarged and deepened his/her knowledge (vocabulary/structures and culture) about the elementary structures of German.
Skills The student has developed an acceptable capacity to talk in German. He/she has fairly enlarged the elementary structures and the vocabulary of everyday life. He/she has acceptably developed the capacity of reading and writing very short German texts.He/she has started to interact with German-speaking people. The student has become familiar with the idea of himself/herself having a future working life in one of the German speaking countries.The student has slightly broadened the international aspect of his/her studies by introducing new ways of thinking. The student has developed a good capacity to talk in German. He/she has generally enlarged the elementary structures and the vocabulary of everyday life. He/she has generally developed the capacity of reading and writing mostly short German texts. He/she has started to interact with German-speaking people with reasonable ease. He/she has prepared himself/herself for a future working life in one of the German speaking countries. The student has generally broadened the international aspect of his/her studies by introducing new ways of thinking. The student has developed an excellent capacity to talk in German. He/she has very well enlarged the elementary structures and the vocabulary of everyday life. He/she has considerably developed the capacity of reading and writing short German texts. He/she has started to interact with German-speaking people with ease. He/she has fully prepared himself/herself for a future working life in one of the German speaking countries. The student has fully broadened the international aspect of his/her studies by introducing new ways of thinking.
Competence The student has reached language level A1-A2 of the Common European framework of reference for languages CEFR. He/She can fairly understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, employment). He/she can acceptably communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. The student can produce the most simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. The student shows poor service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy. The student has reached language level A1-A2 of the Common European framework of reference for languages CEFR. He/She can well understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, employment). He/she can generally communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. He/she can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. The student shows good service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy. The student has reached language level A2 of the Common European framework of reference for languages CEFR. He/She can very well understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, employment). He/she can fully communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. He/she can produce simple and partly more advanced connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. The student shows excellent service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy.

Modes of assessment and their weights

Active participation & assignments 20%
Exam 80%

The assessment of one's own learning does not influence the course grade. The assignment is the same for all courses/modules and the answers will also be used for course/module development. The assignment is completed on an E-form.