Beginner 2 German (Intensive)

Freie Universität Berlin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Beginner 2 German (Intensive)

  • Host University

    Freie Universität Berlin

  • Location

    Berlin, Germany

  • Area of Study

    German, German Culture

  • Language Level

    High Beginning

  • Prerequisites

    Please note that this course must be taken in conjunction with one other Intensive German Language course for a total of 7 ECTS credits.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    132
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    8
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    13
  • Overview

    This course is designed for beginners with some prior knowledge of German. With the help of the books Netzwerk A1 and A2 as well as additional material, which is primarily dealing with cultural and historical aspects of German(y), you will expand your competences in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course will familiarize you with the daily life and culture of German-speaking countries and enable you to talk about practical issues such as traveling, living, shopping, health, traditions, holidays and the workplace. You will be able to select the main information from simple factual texts. You will get to know more complex sentence structures and be able to express yourself in the present and one past tense.

    Textbook

    Netzwerk A1 („Kursbuch“ and „Arbeitsbuch“) by Stefanie Dengler et al., Klett Stuttgart 2017; Netzwerk A2 („Kursbuch“ and „Arbeitsbuch“) by Stefanie Dengler et al., Klett Stuttgart 2017; authentic/original material

    Topics

    Body – health
    Travelling – giving directions – at the hotel
    Educational system – describing school experiences
    Media Describing emotions Professions – work
    Mobility Learning strategies
    Sports – taking trips

    Structures

    pronouns – modal verbs – clause frame – comparison – prepositions – verbs with dative and accusative – simple past (including modal verbs) – reflexive verbs – genitive – separable and inseparable prefixes – temporal details – subordinated clauses (causal, conditional, temporal) – verbs with prepositions – subjunctive II – adverbs

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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