German Language and Culture Courses

1111 Allgemeiner Sprachkurs Deutsch A1.1 (Language course)
DE
Course type:
Language course
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
4
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Registration procedure:

This course has limited capacity. Registration via Portal² will be possible from 15 January 2024, 9 a.m. – 29 January 2024, 2 p.m.
Admission for this course is first come, first served.

This course starts on Monday, 26 February 2024. A date to make up for the first week will be set with the teacher in the first session.

Literature:
Students will be required to buy a textbook. The textbook will be determined by the instructor an communicated at the beginning of the course.
Examination achievement:
The examination requirements vary from course to course and can include a final exam, several tests, and a final exam, a presentation, etc. The examination requirements will be given to you by your instructor.
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 26.02.2024 – 27.05.2024 12:00 – 13:30
Wednesday  (weekly) 28.02.2024 – 29.05.2024 12:00 – 13:30
Saturday  (single date) 20.04.2024 10:45 – 12:15 SO 322 Seminarraum; Schloss Schneckenhof Ost
Saturday  (single date) 27.04.2024 09:00 – 10:30 EO 154 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Description:
This course is meant for students who have no knowledge of the German language. The main focus of the course is the understanding and use of familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases such as introducing him- or herself and others and answering questions about personal details such as where he or she lives.

The course will cover the following grammar topics corresponding to the language level A1 of the GER*: W-phrases, Yes/No-questions, definite/indefinite articles, adjectives, personal pronouns, the present and present prefect tenses , past participles, imperative, modals, numbers, verbal phrases with accusative and dative, adverbials of time and place as well as possessive articles.

You will receive a detailed course description from your instructor at the end of the course which will provide an overview of the topics you have learned and discussed in class.

*Gemeinsamer Europäischer Referenzrahmen für Sprachen / Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
More information
1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
1112 Allgemeiner Sprachkurs Deutsch A1.1 (Language course)
DE
Course type:
Language course
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
4
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Registration procedure:

This course has limited capacity. Registration via Portal² will be possible from 15 August 2024, 9 a.m. until 28 August 2024, 2 p.m. (CEST).
Admission for this course is first come, first served.
Literature:
Students will be required to buy a textbook. The textbook will be determined by the instructor an communicated at the beginning of the course.
Examination achievement:
The examination requirements vary from course to course and can include a final exam, several tests, and a final exam, a presentation, etc. The examination requirements will be given to you by your instructor.
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 20.02.2024 – 28.05.2024 13:45 – 15:15
Thursday  (weekly) 22.02.2024 – 30.05.2024 13:45 – 15:15
Description:
This course is meant for students who have no knowledge of the German language. The main focus of the course is the understanding and use of familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases such as introducing him- or herself and others and answering questions about personal details such as where he or she lives.

The course will cover the following grammar topics corresponding to the language level A1 of the GER*: W-phrases, Yes/No-questions, definite/indefinite articles, adjectives, personal pronouns, the present and present prefect tenses , past participles, imperative, modals, numbers, verbal phrases with accusative and dative, adverbials of time and place as well as possessive articles.

You will receive a detailed course description from your instructor at the end of the course which will provide an overview of the topics you have learned and discussed in class.

*Gemeinsamer Europäischer Referenzrahmen für Sprachen / Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
More information
1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
1113 Allgemeiner Sprachkurs Deutsch A1.1 (Language course)
DE
Course type:
Language course
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
4
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Registration procedure:
This course has limited capacity. Registration via Portal² will be possible from 15 January 2024, 9 a.m. – 29 January 2024, 2 p.m.
Admission for this course is first come, first served.

This course starts on Monday, 26 February 2024. A date to make up for the first week will be set with the teacher in the first session.
Literature:
Students will be required to buy a textbook. The textbook will be determined by the instructor an communicated at the beginning of the course.
Examination achievement:
The examination requirements vary from course to course and can include a final exam, several tests, and a final exam, a presentation, etc. The examination requirements will be given to you by your instructor.
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 26.02.2024 – 27.05.2024 13:45 – 15:15
Wednesday  (weekly) 28.02.2024 – 29.05.2024 13:45 – 15:15
Saturday  (single date) 20.04.2024 09:00 – 10:30 SO 322 Seminarraum; Schloss Schneckenhof Ost
Saturday  (single date) 27.04.2024 10:45 – 12:15 EO 154 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Description:
This course is meant for students who have no knowledge of the German language. The main focus of the course is the understanding and use of familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases such as introducing him- or herself and others and answering questions about personal details such as where he or she lives.

The course will cover the following grammar topics corresponding to the language level A1 of the GER*: W-phrases, Yes/No-questions, definite/indefinite articles, adjectives, personal pronouns, the present and present prefect tenses , past participles, imperative, modals, numbers, verbal phrases with accusative and dative, adverbials of time and place as well as possessive articles.

You will receive a detailed course description from your instructor at the end of the course which will provide an overview of the topics you have learned and discussed in class.

*Gemeinsamer Europäischer Referenzrahmen für Sprachen / Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
More information
1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
1114 Allgemeiner Sprachkurs Deutsch A1.1 (Language course)
DE
Course type:
Language course
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
4
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Registration procedure:

This course has limited capacity. Registration via Portal² will be possible from 15 August 2024, 9 a.m. until 28 August 2024, 2 p.m. (CEST).
Admission for this course is first come, first served.
Literature:
Students will be required to buy a textbook. The textbook will be determined by the instructor an communicated at the beginning of the course.
Examination achievement:
The examination requirements vary from course to course and can include a final exam, several tests, and a final exam, a presentation, etc. The examination requirements will be given to you by your instructor.
Date(s):
Friday  (weekly) 23.02.2024 – 31.05.2024 12:00 – 15:15
Description:
This course is meant for students who have no knowledge of the German language. The main focus of the course is the understanding and use of familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases such as introducing him- or herself and others and answering questions about personal details such as where he or she lives.

The course will cover the following grammar topics corresponding to the language level A1 of the GER*: W-phrases, Yes/No-questions, definite/indefinite articles, adjectives, personal pronouns, the present and present prefect tenses , past participles, imperative, modals, numbers, verbal phrases with accusative and dative, adverbials of time and place as well as possessive articles.

You will receive a detailed course description from your instructor at the end of the course which will provide an overview of the topics you have learned and discussed in class.

*Gemeinsamer Europäischer Referenzrahmen für Sprachen / Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
More information
1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
1115 Allgemeiner Sprachkurs Deutsch A1.1 (Language course)
DE
Course type:
Language course
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
4
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Registration procedure:

This course has limited capacity. Registration via Portal² will be possible from 15 August 2024, 9 a.m. until 28 August 2024, 2 p.m. (CEST).
Admission for this course is first come, first served.
Literature:
Students will be required to buy a textbook. The textbook will be determined by the instructor an communicated at the beginning of the course.
Examination achievement:
The examination requirements vary from course to course and can include a final exam, several tests, and a final exam, a presentation, etc. The examination requirements will be given to you by your instructor.
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 19.02.2024 – 27.05.2024 15:30 – 17:00
Wednesday  (weekly) 21.02.2024 – 29.05.2024 15:30 – 17:00
Description:
This course is meant for students who have no knowledge of the German language. The main focus of the course is the understanding and use of familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases such as introducing him- or herself and others and answering questions about personal details such as where he or she lives.

The course will cover the following grammar topics corresponding to the language level A1 of the GER*: W-phrases, Yes/No-questions, definite/indefinite articles, adjectives, personal pronouns, the present and present prefect tenses , past participles, imperative, modals, numbers, verbal phrases with accusative and dative, adverbials of time and place as well as possessive articles.

You will receive a detailed course description from your instructor at the end of the course which will provide an overview of the topics you have learned and discussed in class.

*Gemeinsamer Europäischer Referenzrahmen für Sprachen / Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
More information
1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
1121 Allgemeiner Sprachkurs Deutsch A1.2 (Language course)
DE
Course type:
Language course
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
4
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Registration procedure:
This course has limited capacity. Registration via Portal² will be possible from 15 August 2024, 9 a.m. until 28 August 2024, 2 p.m. (CEST).
Admission for this course is first come, first served.
Literature:
Students will be required  to buy a textbook. The textbook will be determined by the teacher and communicated at the beginning of the course.
Examination achievement:
The examination requirements vary from course to course and can include a final exam, several tests, and a final exam, a presentation etc. The examination requirements will be given to you by your instructor.
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 20.02.2024 – 28.05.2024 15:30 – 17:00
Thursday  (weekly) 22.02.2024 – 30.05.2024 15:30 – 17:00
Description:
This course is meant for students who have prior knowledge of the German language. The main focus of the course is the understanding and use of familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases, such as introducing him- or herself and others and answering questions about personal details such as where he or she lives.

The course will cover the following grammar topics corresponding to the language level A1 of the GER*: W-phrases, Yes/No-questions, definite/indefinite articles, adjectives, personal pronouns, the present and present prefect tenses, past participles, imperative, modals, numbers, verbal phrases with accusative and dative, adverbials of time and place as well as possessive articles.

You will receive a detailed course description from your instructor at the end of the course which will provide an overview of the topics you have learned and discussed in class.

*Gemeinsamer Europäischer Referenzrahmen für Sprachen / Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
More information
1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
1122 Allgemeiner Sprachkurs Deutsch A1.2 (Language course)
DE
Course type:
Language course
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
4
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Registration procedure:
This course has limited capacity. Registration via Portal² will be possible from 15 August 2024, 9 a.m. until 28 August 2024, 2 p.m. (CEST).
Admission for this course is first come, first served.
Literature:
Students will be required  to buy a textbook. The textbook will be determined by the teacher and communicated at the beginning of the course.
Examination achievement:
The examination requirements vary from course to course and can include a final exam, several tests, and a final exam, a presentation etc. The examination requirements will be given to you by your instructor.
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 19.02.2024 – 27.05.2024 13:45 – 15:15
Wednesday  (weekly) 21.02.2024 – 29.05.2024 13:45 – 15:15
Description:
This course is meant for students who have prior knowledge of the German language. The main focus of the course is the understanding and use of familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases, such as introducing him- or herself and others and answering questions about personal details such as where he or she lives.

The course will cover the following grammar topics corresponding to the language level A1 of the GER*: W-phrases, Yes/No-questions, definite/indefinite articles, adjectives, personal pronouns, the present and present prefect tenses, past participles, imperative, modals, numbers, verbal phrases with accusative and dative, adverbials of time and place as well as possessive articles.

You will receive a detailed course description from your instructor at the end of the course which will provide an overview of the topics you have learned and discussed in class.

*Gemeinsamer Europäischer Referenzrahmen für Sprachen / Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
More information
1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
1211 Allgemeiner Sprachkurs Deutsch A2.1 (Language course)
DE
Course type:
Language course
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
4
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Registration procedure:
This course has limited capacity. Registration via Portal² will be possible from 15 August 2024, 9 a.m. until 28 August 2024, 2 p.m. (CEST).
Admission for this course is first come, first served.
Literature:

Students will be required to buy a textbook. The textbook will be determined by the instructor and communicated at the beginning of the course.
Examination achievement:
The examination requirements vary from course to course and can include a final exam, several tests, and a final exam, a presentation, etc. The examination requirements will be given to you by your instructor.
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 20.02.2024 – 28.05.2024 13:45 – 15:15
Thursday  (weekly) 22.02.2024 – 30.05.2024 13:45 – 15:15
Description:
This course is meant for students who have prior knowledge of the German language and wish to further their language proficiency. The main focus of the course is the understanding of frequently used expressions that are related to simple and routine tasks that require the direct exchange of information in familiar and routine matters, , e.g. the sharing of very basic personal and family information, shopping, obtaining and giving directions and seeking employment. Moreover, students should be able to describe aspects of his or her background and the immediate environment in relation to areas of immediate concern in simple terms.

The course will cover the following grammar topics corresponding to the language level A2 of the GER*: the past tense, subclauses (weil, obwohl, wenn, dass), “sollt”-phrases, comparative and superlative, declension of adjectives (nominative, dative, accusative), “Was für ein…”- and “Welch…”-phrases, relative clauses, future I tense, final clauses with “um…zu”, infinitive with “zu”.

You will receive a detailed course description from your instructor at the end of the course which will provide an overview of the topics you have learned and discussed in class.

*Gemeinsamer Europäischer Referenzrahmen für Sprachen / Common European Framework of Refernce for Languages
More information
1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
1221 Allgemeiner Sprachkurs Deutsch A2.2 (Language course)
DE
Course type:
Language course
ECTS:
3.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Registration procedure:
This course has limited capacity. Registration via Portal² will be possible from 15 August 2024, 9 a.m. until 28 August 2024, 2 p.m. (CEST).
Admission for this course is first come, first served.
Literature:
Students will be required to buy a textbook. The textbook will be determined by the instructor and communicated at the beginning of the course.
Examination achievement:
The examination requirements vary from course to course and can include a final exam, several tests, and a final exam, a presentation, etc. The examination requirements will be given to you by your instructor.
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 19.02.2024 – 27.05.2024 13:45 – 15:15
Description:
This course is meant for students who have prior knowledge of the German language and wish to further their language proficiency. The main focus of the course is the understanding of frequently used expressions that are related to simple and routine tasks that require the direct exchange of information in familiar and routine matters, e.g. the exchange of very basic personal and family information, shopping, obtaining and giving directions and seeking employment. Moreover, students should be able to describe aspects of his or her background and the immediate environment in relation to areas of immediate concern in simple terms.  

The course will cover the following grammar topics corresponding to the language level A2 of the GER*: the past tense, subclauses (weil, obwohl, wenn, dass), “sollt”-phrases, comparative and superlative, declension of adjectives (nominative, dative, accusative), “Was für ein…”- and “Welch…”-phrases, relative clauses, future I tense, final clauses with “um…zu”, infinitive with “zu”.

You will receive a detailed course description from your instructor at the end of the course which will provide an overview of the topics you have learned and discussed in class.

*Gemeinsamer Europäischer Referenzrahmen für Sprachen / Common European Framework of Refernce for Languages
More information
1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
1222 Mündliche Kommunikation Deutsch A2.2 (Language course)
DE
Course type:
Language course
ECTS:
3.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Registration procedure:
This course has limited capacity. Registration via Portal² will be possible from 15 August 2024, 9 a.m. until 28 August 2024, 2 p.m. (CEST).
Admission for this course is first come, first served.
Literature:
Students will be required to buy a textbook. The textbook will be determined by the instructor an communicated at the beginning of the course.
Examination achievement:
The examination requirements vary from course to course and can include a final exam, several tests, and a final exam, a presentation, etc. The examination requirements will be given to you by your instructor.
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 20.02.2024 – 28.05.2024 13:45 – 15:15
Description:
This course is meant for students who wish to train their oral communication skills. The main focus of the course is the understanding of frequently used expressions that are related to simple and routine tasks that require the direct exchange of information in familiar and routine matters,  e.g. the exchange of very basic personal and family information, shopping, obtaining giving directions and seeking employment. Moreover, students should be able to describe aspects of his or her background and the immediate environment in relation to areas of immediate concern in simple terms. The special emphasis of the course is to practice presentations on a given or a self-selected topic and to train vocabulary in the field of phraseology.

The course will cover the following grammar topics corresponding to the language level A2 of the GER*: the past tense, subclauses (weil, obwohl, wenn, dass), “sollt”-phrases, comparative and superlative, declension of adjectives (nominative, dative, accusative), “Was für ein…”- and “Welch…”-phrases, relative clauses, future I tense, final clauses with “um…zu”, infinitive with “zu”.

You will receive a detailed course description from your instructor at the end of the course which will provide an overview of the topics you have learned and discussed in class.

*Gemeinsamer Europäischer Referenzrahmen für Sprachen / Common European Framework of Refernce for Languages
More information
1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
2111 Allgemeiner Sprachkurs Deutsch B1.1 (Language course)
DE
Course type:
Language course
ECTS:
3.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Registration procedure:
This course has limited capacity. Registration via Portal² will be possible from 15 August 2024, 9 a.m. until 28 August 2024, 2 p.m. (CEST).
Admission for this course is first come, first served.
Literature:
Students will be required to buy a textbook. The textbook will be determined by the instructor and communicated at the beginning of the course.
Examination achievement:
The examination requirements vary from course to course and can include a final exam, several tests, and a final exam, a presentation, etc. The examination requirements will be given to you by your instructor.
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 21.02.2024 – 29.05.2024 15:30 – 17:00
Description:
This course is meant for students who already have basic knowledge of the German language. The main focus of the course is the understanding of the main points of clear standard communication on familiar matters regularly encountered at work, in school, leisure, etc. Students should be able to deal with most situations which may arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Besides, students should be able to produce simple connected texts on topics that are familiar or of a personal interest, describe experiences, events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

The course will cover the following grammar topics corresponding to the language level B1 of the GER*:  The past tense past perfect, passive mood, subclauses (als, wenn, nachdem, damit, ohne…zu + infinitive, da, statt…zu + infinitive, so dass, so…, dass, seit, bis, während, bevor), subjunctive II, direct and indirect questions, personal pronouns, reflexive verbs and pronouns, relative clauses and n-declension.

You will receive a detailed course description from your instructor at the end of the course which will provide an overview of the topics you have learned and discussed in class.

*Gemeinsamer Europäischer Referenzrahmen für Sprachen / Common European Framework of Refernce for Languages
More information
1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
2122 Allgemeiner Sprachkurs Deutsch B1.2 (Language course)
DE
Course type:
Language course
ECTS:
3.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Registration procedure:
This course has limited capacity. Registration via Portal² will be possible from 15 August 2024, 9 a.m. until 28 August 2024, 2 p.m. (CEST).
Admission for this course is first come, first served.
Literature:
Students will be required to buy a textbook. The textbook will be determined by the instructor and communicated at the beginning of the course.
Examination achievement:
The examination requirements vary from course to course and can include a final exam, several tests, and a final exam, a presentation, etc. The examination requirements will be given to you by your instructor.
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 22.02.2024 – 30.05.2024 12:00 – 13:30
Tuesday  (single date) 23.04.2024 15:30 – 17:00 O 128 Besprechungsraum/ Seminarraum; Schloss Ostflügel
Tuesday  (single date) 07.05.2024 15:30 – 17:00 O 128 Besprechungsraum/ Seminarraum; Schloss Ostflügel
Description:
This course is meant for students who wish to broaden their immediate knowledge in the German language. The main focus is the understanding of the main points of clear standard communication on familiar matters regularly encountered at work, in school or leisure, etc. Students should be able to deal with situations which may arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Besides, students should be able to produce simple connected texts on topics that are familiar or of a personal interest, describe experiences, events, dreams, hopes and ambitions as well as briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
The course will cover the following grammar topics corresponding to the language level B1 of the GER*:  The past tense, past perfect, passive mood, subclauses (als, wenn, nachdem, damit, ohne…zu + infinitive, da, statt…zu + infinitive, so dass, so…, dass, seit, bis, während, bevor), subjunctive II, direct and indirect questions, personal pronouns, reflexive verbs and pronouns, relative clauses and n-declension.

You will receive a detailed course description from your instructor at the end of the course which will provide an overview of the topics you have learned and discussed in class.

*Gemeinsamer Europäischer Referenzrahmen für Sprachen / Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
More information
1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
2211 Allgemeiner Sprachkurs Deutsch B2.1 (Language course)
DE
Course type:
Language course
ECTS:
3.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Registration procedure:
This course has limited capacity. Registration via Portal² will be possible from 15 August 2024, 9 a.m. until 28 August 2024, 2 p.m. (CEST).
Admission for this course is first come, first served.
Literature:
Students will be required to buy a textbook. The textbook will be determined by the instructor and communicated at the beginning of the course.
Examination achievement:
The examination requirements vary from course to course and can include a final exam, several tests, and a final exam, a presentation, etc. The examination requirements will be given to you by your instructor.
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 22.02.2024 – 30.05.2024 13:45 – 15:15
Thursday  (single date) 02.05.2024 15:30 – 17:00
Friday  (single date) 03.05.2024 14:00 – 15:30 SO 115 Seminarraum; Schloss Schneckenhof Ost
Friday  (single date) 10.05.2024 14:00 – 15:30 SO 115 Seminarraum; Schloss Schneckenhof Ost
Description:
This course is meant for students who wish to deepen their intermediate proficiency of the German language. The aim of this course is to enable the understanding of the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his or her field of specialization. Students will be able to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that enables regular and effortless interaction with native speakers. Besides, students will learn how to produce clear and detailed texts on a wide range of subjects and how to explain a viewpoint on an issue through giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

The course will cover the following grammar topics corresponding to the language level B2 of the GER*:  : causal clauses, consecutive clauses, conditional clauses, subjunctive I + II, prepositions, declension of adjectives, passive, nominal style and the genitive.

You will receive a detailed course description from your instructor at the end of the course which will provide an overview of the topics you have learned and discussed in class.

*Gemeinsamer Europäischer Referenzrahmen für Sprachen / Common European Framework of Refernce for Languages
More information
1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
2221 Allgemeiner Sprachkurs Deutsch B2.2 (Language course)
DE
Course type:
Language course
ECTS:
3.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Registration procedure:
This course has limited capacity. Registration via Portal² will be possible from 15 August 2024, 9 a.m. until 28 August 2024, 2 p.m. (CEST).
Admission for this course is first come, first served.
Literature:
Students will be required to buy a textbook. The textbook will be determined by the instructor and communicated at the beginning of the course.
Examination achievement:
The examination requirements vary from course to course and can include a final exam, several tests, and a final exam, a presentation, etc. The examination requirements will be given to you by your instructor.
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 22.02.2024 – 30.05.2024 13:45 – 15:15
Wednesday  (single date) 13.03.2024 17:15 – 18:45 O 128 Besprechungsraum/ Seminarraum; Schloss Ostflügel
Wednesday  (single date) 17.04.2024 17:15 – 18:45 O 128 Besprechungsraum/ Seminarraum; Schloss Ostflügel
Description:
This course is meant students who want to further their intermediate proficiency of the German language. The aim of this course is to enable the understanding of the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. Students will be able to interact with degree of fluency and spontaneity that enables regular and effortless interaction with native speakers. Besides, students will be able to produce clear and detailed texts on a wide range of subjects and  explain a viewpoint on an issue through the giving of advantages and disadvantages of various options.

The course will cover the following grammar topics corresponding to the language level B2 of the GER*:  : causal clauses, consecutive clauses, conditional clauses, subjunctive I + II, prepositions, declension of adjectives, passive, nominal style and the genitive form.

You will receive a detailed course description from your instructor at the end of the course which will provide an overview of the topics you have learned and discussed in class.

*Gemeinsamer Europäischer Referenzrahmen für Sprachen / Common European Framework of Refernce for Languages
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
3001 Allgemeiner Sprachkurs Deutsch C1 (Language course)
DE
Course type:
Language course
ECTS:
3.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Registration procedure:
This course has limited capacity. Registration via Portal² will be possible from 15 August 2024, 9 a.m. until 28 August 2024, 2 p.m. (CEST).
Admission for this course is first come, first served.
Literature:
Students will be required to buy a textbook. The textbook will be determined by the instructor and communicated at the beginning of the course.
Examination achievement:
The examination requirements vary from course to course and can include a final exam, several tests, and a final exam, a presentation, etc. The examination requirements will be given to you by your instructor.
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 21.02.2024 – 29.05.2024 15:30 – 17:00
Description:
This course is meant for students who possess an intermediate proficiency of the German language. The aim of the course is to enable the understanding of a wide range of demanding and longer texts as well as to to recognize the subtleties of the language. Besides, students will be able to express him- or herself fluently and spontaneously without needing to search for expressions as well as use the language  flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. In addition, students will be able to produce clear, well-structured and detailed texts on complex subjects, showing the accurate usage of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

The course will cover the following grammar topics corresponding to the language level C1 of the GER*:   participle constructions, modal verbs, nominal style, passive.

You will receive a detailed course description from your instructor at the end of the course which will provide an overview of the topics you have learned and discussed in class.

*Gemeinsamer Europäischer Referenzrahmen für Sprachen / Common European Framework of Refernce for Languages
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
4017 Understanding Contemporary Germany (Language course)
EN
Course type:
Language course
ECTS:
3.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Registration procedure:
This course has limited capacity. It is mandatory that you register via Portal². You can register anytime during the official course registration period (15 January 2024, 9 a.m. – 29 January 2024, 2 p.m.). The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
Examination achievement:
The examination requirements vary from course to course and can include a final exam, several tests, and a final exam, a presentation, etc. The examination requirements will be given to you by your instructor.
Instructor(s):
Nico Nonnenmacher
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 19.02.2024 – 27.05.2024 15:30 – 17:00
Description:
In this course, we will examine various aspects which form modern day German society. These include the German economic, political, and education systems; TV & Media in Germany; immigration to Germany; German music; Holidays and traditions, etc.
Looking at the many aspects mentioned from a socio-historical perspective will create a general understanding of their structure and how they affect the German society of the 21st century.
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
4018 – Germany since 1870 (Language course)
EN
Course type:
Language course
ECTS:
3.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Registration procedure:

This course has limited capacity. It is mandatory that you register via Portal². You can register anytime during the official course registration period (15 January – 29 January 2024). The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Examination achievement:
The examination requirements vary from course to course and can include a final exam, several tests, and a final exam, a presentation, etc. The examination requirements will be given to you by your instructor.
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 19.02.2024 – 27.05.2024 15:30 – 17:00
Description:
This course explores the history of Modern Germany by focusing on Imperial Germany, the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich. We will study continuities and changes in politics, economics, society and culture. We will examine the lasting impact of World War I and II and the period after 1945. Throughout the whole course one of the major questions will be in which ways the face of Modern German history and culture influenced the interwar development and the long postwar in East and West Germany and in the united country today.
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
4019 – Fit For Germany (Language course)
EN
Course type:
Language course
ECTS:
3.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Registration procedure:
This course has limited capacity. It is mandatory that you register via Portal². You can register anytime during the official course registration period (15 – 29  January 2024). The time of your registration is not relevant as seats are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
Examination achievement:
The examination requirements vary from course to course and can include a final exam, several tests, and a final exam, a presentation, etc. The examination requirements will be given to you by your instructor.
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 21.02.2024 – 29.05.2024 12:00 – 13:30
Wednesday  (single date) 22.05.2024 10:15 – 11:45
Description:
In this course Germany will stand in the spotlight. 
We will take a journey through its history, political and economic development and understand how all those factors will influence day-to-day life in German society. We will also take a look at German cultural standards. At the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of the German culture and society.
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.