This seminar is for students who want to develop the ability to actively use the German language. It provides a training in simple, basic communication skills, correct pronounciation, listening, reading short texts, writing sentences, and basic grammar skills. It also gives some introductory information about Germany as a country. The details of the course content are subject to change as the level will be adjusted to match the abilities of the students.
At the end of this course, students will be able to introduce themselves, ask others about themselves, have simple conversations at university and at work, and speak about their hobbies. If students who join the class have some previous knowledge in conversation already, the teaching can be moved to a higher level to teach them more skills.
German language, German culture and society, German grammar, communication, reading and writing skills.
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Through simple sentences students train in basic communication skills, correct pronounciation, listening, reading and writing sentences, and basic grammar skills.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||The course schedule will be determined through discussions held among students and the instructor.||To be announced during classes.|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
All texts are given in classes by the instructor as photo copies.
dictionary (electronic, smartphone or book form)
The students will be assessed depending on their performance during class, and by one written test at the end of the semester.
Students are required to have some elementary knowledge of German grammar. The completed or at least simultaneous enrollment in the "German: Basic Course 1-4" is desirable.