German - Elementary level

lalle1100  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

German - Elementary level
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
9 credits
90.0 h
Q1 and Q2
Klein Caroline; Rinder Ann (coordinator);
Main themes
The course tackles different topics (such as leisure, travel, home and advertising).

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Reading comprehension:
  • Can read short simple texts, find specific and expected information in everyday material, understand short simple personal letters (A2 Level of the « CEF»).
2 Listening comprehension:
  • Can understand phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance, catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements (A2 Level of the « CEF »).
3 Speaking:
  • Can describe in simple terms his/her family and other people, living conditions, his/her educational background and his/her present or most recent activity, communicate in simple and routine tasks, handle very short social exchanges (A2 Level of the « CEF »).
4 Writing:
  • Can write short, simple messages (for example postcards) or fill in very simple forms (A1 Level of the « CEF»).
5 Code and Culture
  • Knowledge of basic vocabulary, pronunciation and structures of German
  • For all the skills afore mentioned: introduction to German culture.
Learning is contextualized by original or edited texts (reading or listening comprehension).
Vocabulary and basic grammatical structures are trained, consolidated and extended via written and oral exercises (drills, role-plays, interviews and conversations in groups of 2 or 4 people).
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Groups of 25 students maximum.(in class and/or online)
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Different marks are taken into account in the global mark:
  1. Continuous assessment based on tests during the year (no certificative assessment).
  2. Oral (20%) and written exams (80%: grammar and vocabulary 30%, text and listening 30%, writing 20%) take place at the last courseweek.
  3. The January examen will take place at week 14 of the first term and chapter 1-4 of the book will be tested. The second exam will take place at week 13 of the second term and chapter 5-8 will be tested. The final junemark will be: 30% of december mark and 70% of maymark.
These exams- and teachingmodalities could be transposed to online teaching and evaluation according to the evolution of the health situation.
Other information
  • English-friendly
  • The teacher is available during her office hours and can be contacted by e-mail.
  • Only for ESPO
Online resources
Manuel d'apprentissage DaF kompakt neu A1 (Klett, ISBN 978-3-12-676313-4)
Faculty or entity
Force majeure
Teaching methods
In case face-to-face activities are suspended, they will be replaced by remote classes on Microsoft TEAMS.
Evaluation methods
En cas de code sanitaire orange ou rouge, les évaluations auront lieu à distance sur Moodle (devoir à remettre) et Teams, selon l'horaire prévu pour l'évaluation présentielle.

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