Language Course & Communication Course
Language and Society in Modern Germany
Social Developments in Germany
Seven Weeks Intensive (04.08.-21.09.2013):
German Language and Society
Target Group: All Levels (A1-C2), students of all disciplines, graduates of all disciplines. We welcome anyone wishing to study German in an international atmosphere.
In the intercultural language courses in the morning, you can improve both your language skills and your background knowledge of current regional studies.
Within each level, all courses deal with the following regional topics with varying degrees of difficulty:
- Germany Through Foreign Eyes
- Everyday Life in Germany
- Regional Variety
- Cultural Variety
- Germany in the World
German as a foreign language consists not only of vocabulary and correct sentence structure. Germans also structure their conversations in a particular way and adhere to a culture-specific set of values. This adherence to culture in communication is a particular focus. Therefore a connection between foreign language and foreign understanding is formed.
The communication courses take place in the afternoon for those who have not chosen a specialised course.
"Language and Communication Training"
Practice makes perfect! To avoid being at a loss for words in everyday German, you actively practice your verbal expressiveness.
With respect to content, the practice is linked to the language course in the morning and expands the topics being discussed.
Writing is an important part of communication in private and professional life. You study linguistic and stylistic devices as well as working techniques for composing different text forms. You will also create texts yourself. Do not be afraid of making mistakes! Through fun exercises and German text production you learn in a short time how to express emotions, thoughts, wishes, etc. in German.
"Listening Comprehension and Pronunciation Training"
Single speech sounds, speech sound combinations (words, sentences) as well as intonation, accent und rhythm are the content of this course, which also includes situational exercises. We offer two levels:
Introductory Level: From reception to reproduction, the correct pronunciation is practiced. A particular emphasis lies in speech sound combination, which results in differences in meaning.
Medium and Upper Levels: Emotion in speaking, accentuation, and specific features in sentence intonation are the subject of the course.
The language course takes place Monday to Friday and consists of 4 lessons from 9:00am to 12:30pm.
The communication course takes place from 1:30pm to 3:00pm and lasts a total of 8 hours per week.
With regular attendance and a successfully passed final exam, you will receive ECTS credits for this course.
You may choose from the culture programme in the afternoon and evening according to your interests.