Saint-Louis University - Bruxelles

GERM1106 - German : Language Proficiency


Credits : 5

Lecturer :
Mode of delivery :
Face-to-face , first and second term, 30 hours of theory.

Timetable :
First term
Thursday from 10:45 to 11:45 at 109 Marais 411
Second term
Friday from 09:30 to 10:30 at 109 Marais 411

Language of instruction :

Learning outcomes :
This course aims at improving listening and speaking skills. Writing exercises and pronunciation workshops will also be offered. There will be a focus on everyday language but a range of topics will be covered and aspects of German culture discussed. At the end of the course the student will be able to :
1) understand German texts (intermediate, B1)
2) express himself orally in a basic but correct language (A2- B1) and write short texts
3) express his personal opinion on a range of topics
The students will improve their language skills and get the opportunity to practice German.

Prerequisites :

Co-requisites :

Course contents :
German learning (oral (listening and speaking)) exercises. Different stylistic exercises based on listening comprehensions (video clips, news, …).
Written documents and authentic audio-visual material (German press, internet, radio, tv, …), presenting sociocultural aspects of the Germans-peaking countries. The students will learn to express their opinion on daily life topics.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Interactive course. The students' active participation is required because they need to answer questions and take part in debates based on the texts. An individual follow-up will be arranged. The students will have to hand in written texts to the assistant who will give them feedback (formative).

Assessment methods and criteria :
Written Exam : reading comprehension and listening comprehension (questions)
Oral exam : Discussion on texts seen in class, summaries, descriptions of German celebrities, movies, ...

Recommended or required reading :
-Tschirner, Erwin : Lextra - Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Grund- und Aufbauwortschatz nach Themen (A1-B2). Berlin 2008.
- Tschirner, Erwin : Lextra - Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Grundwortschatz nach Themen (A1-B1). Übungsbuch. Berlin 2008.