Klein Caroline; Rinder Ann coordinator;
Students must have attended a course corresponding (at least) to level A2 of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages" (European Council).
The course is structured around different subjects (e.g. hobbies, travel, home, advertisement, ') related to the general (non-specific) domain.
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and
command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be
accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled
“Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
Able to understand the significant points of a direct and non-complex newspaper article.
Able to read and show a satisfactory level of understanding of factual texts about subjects of personal interest.
B1 level of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages".
Listening Comprehension - Individually:
Able to understand the main points of TV-programmes about familiar subjects, provided that the language is pronounced clearly.
Able to follow the general plan of short presentations about familiar subjects, provided that the language is pronounced clearly.
Listening Comprehension - Interactively:
Able to follow a clearly articulated speech within an everyday conversation, occasionally having some words or expressions repeated.
B1 level of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages¿.
Speaking Skills - Individually:
Able to make a short presentation about a subject related to his/her everyday life, be able to give short explanations and justifications for his/her opinions, plans and actions.
Able to easily carry out a direct and non-complex description of subjects related to his/her interests and everyday life.
Speaking Skills - Interactively:
Able to face a limited number of direct and simple questions.
Able to take part in a conversation about a familiar subject, express his/her personal opinion and exchange information about that subject (holidays, family, hobbies¿)
B1- level of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages".
Able to write short and simple notes in connection with concrete needs.
A2 level of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages".
Knowledge of basic vocabulary (2000 basic words, Kommunizieren im Beruf, Langenscheidt 2008) and structures of German.
Reinforcement and extension of vocabulary.
As far as speaking skills are concerned, the course focuses more on communicative skills than on correction.
For all the skills aforementioned: introduction to German culture
The activities are based on authentic documents (reading and listening comprehension). Basic vocabulary and structures are trained, reinforced and expanded via written and oral exercises (role-plays, interviews, conversations in small groups of 2 or 4, ').
Groups of 25 students maximum.
Course hours : 30 hours
Self-study : 42 hours.
Several marks come into account for the final assessment : continuous assessment (written and oral tests).
The teacher is available during her office hours and can be contacted by e-mail.
Guidance at the multimedia room of the ILV.
Syllabus de cours.
Kommunizieren im Beruf, Langenscheidt 2008)