OverviewThis is an intensive module for absolute beginners, Post-GCSE students and students who have not yet mastered level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). On successfully completing the module students will have mastered level A2. The emphasis in this course is on acquiring a sound knowledge of the structure of the language as well as basic vocabulary and cultural insights while developing the speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
This module appears in:
Four hours of seminars weekly, over 20 weeks
Method of assessment
70% in-class assessments, 30% coursework
Indicative Reading List
Krenn/Puchta (2014): Motive A1. Kursbuch Lektion 1-8. München: Hueber.
Krenn/Puchta (2014): Motive A1. Arbeitsbuch Lektion 1-8. München: Hueber.
Krenn/Puchta (2015): Motive A2. Kursbuch Lektion 9-18. München: Hueber.
Krenn/Puchta (2015): Motive A2. Arbeitsbuch Lektion 9-18. München: Hueber.
Students should also purchase a good bilingual German dictionary such as the Oxford Duden or Collins German Dictionary as well as Reimann's Essential German Grammar. These reference books can also be consulted in the library
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
11.1 Listening: understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to the areas of everyday life and culture;
11.2 Reading: understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency every day or job-related vocabulary; understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters;
11.3 Speaking: can deal with most situations encountered while travelling in area where the language is spoken; produce simple connected topics which are familiar or of personal interest; describe experiences and events within their immediate environment; describe a hope or goal and briefly give reasons and explanations for a project or idea;
11.4 Writing: write connected text using appropriate vocabulary and a variety of grammatical structures on topics which are familiar or of personal interest, but also on selected topics with relevance to contemporary society (such as the media, popular culture, Europe, education, etc.); to write personal letters describing experiences and impressions and more formal communications requesting information or assistance;
11.5 They will also have developed an awareness of the diversity of German culture.