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Students of all faculties, students in the flexible study rights scheme (JOO)

This course is intended for students who wish to strengthen their oral skills after learning the basics of German.

Starting level: CEFR A1 (pdf)

German for beginners 1 and 2, or equivalent skills

After completing the course, students

  • Can understand slow, clear speech related to the course topics
  • Can communicate using simple spoken sentences in everyday language use situations
  • Know more about German-speaking countries and are more interculturally competent

The course focuses on activating oral language skills. Versatile exercises in pairs and small groups help students practise everyday language use (e.g., personal descriptions, errands and travel).

The course also emphasises the significance of intercultural competence in ensuring smooth interaction.

Material provided by the teacher

Based on the aspects mentioned under the course objectives. Regular and active participation in classroom work. At the end of the course, there will be an oral final test.

Moodle course platform

Teacher-instructed course with 26 hours of contact teaching and 30 hours of independent work

Minimum course attendance: 75%