Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

  
Degree programme:Bachelor International Business Full-time
Type of degree:FH BachelorĀ“s Degree Programme
 Full-time
 Winter Semester 2020
  

Course unit titleGerman Advanced
Course unit code800301010107
Language of instructionGerman / English
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional)optional
Semester when the course unit is deliveredWinter Semester 2020
Teaching hours per week2
Year of study2020
Level of course unit (e.g. first, second or third cycle)First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated3
Name of lecturer(s)Natasha DOSHI


Prerequisites and co-requisites

You should either have a level of A2 or B1 in German or have previously had German instruction over a longer period of time. As an intermediate to advanced learner of German you should be able to easily understand all instructions given by your teacher in German.

Course content

The course focuses less on explicit grammar teaching but rather on increasing students’ vocabulary and fluency by covering topics related to Austrian and German culture. It also aims at teaching how to argue a case, write short reports and reflect upon more complex issues. A passive vocabulary of approximately 1500 words is normally required for this level.  

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of this course you should be able to understand expressions related to a variety of topics, such as travel, holidays, or country-specific cultural phenomena. You are able to deal with complex texts, answering questions and identifying key terminology. You will be able to interact successfully with German speakers in most situations, also when not an expert in the subject matter. This normally corresponds to a level of B1+

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Task based learning strategies applied in group and team work, writing activities, listening activities and video analyses.

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment is normally a combination of written assignments submitted and tests taken during the semester.

Comment

Active participation is essential for this course.

Recommended or required reading

Tschirner, Erwin (2008): Lextra - Deutsch als Fremdsprache - Grund- und Aufbauwortschatz nach Themen: A1-B1 - Übungsbuch Grundwortschatz, München: Cornelsen.

Schenke, Heiner and Karen Seago (2014): Basic German: A Grammar and Workbook, London: Routledge. (https://mercaba.org/SANLUIS/IDIOMAS/Alem%C3%A1n/Basic%20german.pdf

All learning material used in class will be available on ILIAS.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Face-to-face instruction

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