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German Course

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
German Course
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
International Project Semester, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020
Module code: IPS.GEC
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam (50%) + tests accompanying the lecture (50%)

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

IPS.GEC (P231-0144) International Project Semester, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , semester 1, mandatory course

Suitable for exchange students (learning agreement)
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 75 hours (equivalent to 2.5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 52.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, the students
- may provide a basic knowledge of the German language, which allows them to communicate in general language and professional situations, verbally and in writing, as quickly as possible.
- may use all four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) equally.

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Module content:
The German Course builds on the individual knowledge of the students.
Topics may be:
- Development of simple language structures that make it easier for course participants to deal with simple everyday and professional situations, such as contacting, greeting, introducing yourself and others
- Talk about the job, leisure activities and preferences
- Inquire about the condition
- General conversations (e.g. thank you, apologize, say goodbye)
- Numbers
- Time
- Informal email correspondence
- Directions
- Communication on the phone
- General speech
- Inquire and provide information
- Basic grammar structures are developed that are based on communicative needs (conjugation of regular verbs, forms of address, negation ...)
- The basic vocabulary should be expanded independently by the students.
This semester-long course is preceded by a three-week intensive course that takes place before the actual lecture period begins.
The intensive course serves as a preparation for the weekly course during the lecture period.
The workload of the intensive phase is to be understood as additional to the specified workload of this module.

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Teaching methods/Media:
Target group-specific teaching and learning materials (print, audio, video, online materials) are used during the course.
To achieve the learning objectives, active participation of the students during the face-to-face sessions is required. Attendance at at least 80% of the sessions is therefore required. If attendance is not met without a valid reason, participation in the exam is not possible.

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Additional information:
If German Laguage Level C1 is achieved prior to the start of the IPS, this course should be replaced by the course Technical Case Study (IPS.TCS).

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Recommended or required reading:
- Individualized course materials tailored to the participants are provided
- Online materials via Moodle
- Niebisch/Orth-Chambah/Weers/Weißling: Erste Schritte Plus, Vorkurs, Hueber, Ismaining 2012
- Spektrum Deutsch A1 Integriertes Kurs- und Arbeitsbuch für Deutsch als Fremdsprache (Deutsch) Taschenbuch, Schubert Verlag, Leipzig 2017

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