220000DE33 17W 4SWS SE German as a Foreign Language C1.2   Hilfe Logo

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German as a Foreign Language C1.2 
Winter semester 2017/18
TUM Language Center
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In this course, students gain proficiency in German as a foreign language, including intercultural, sociocultural and academic aspects, at an advanced level of the written language.
Students increase their ability to function in the foreign language without great effort and largely fluently by working with more complexly structured and challenging audio and reading material, including scientific texts on current topics in fields, such as ecology, economy and sociology.
They refine their ability to differentiate between types of texts and writing styles, to identify implicitly formulated opinions and to examine modern literary texts following a prescribed interpretive method. They practice analyzing, producing well-structured summaries of and detailed critiques of texts both inside and outside their fields of study.
They practice gathering detailed information from speeches, lectures, reports, etc.
They learn to differentiate the nuances of meaning in related expressions and to understand a wide range of figures of speech. They develop a differentiated repertoire of means of expression on a broad spectrum of current topics and popular scientific questions that goes far beyond standard language.
They focus on specific forms of grammar, including various forms of nominalization, nominal style, text coherency, various forms of indirect speech, variants of word formation and the role of the pronoun “es”.
Students challenge different positions in public discourse, including their cultural specificity. Students examine selected aspects of culture and cultural life in Germany.
Sound knowledge of C1.1; placement test result C1.2
The course is based on level C1 of GER.
Students are able to effortlessly understand the main contents of articles, reports and texts within their area of specialization or interest, as well as identify points of view. They are able to interpret contemporary prose texts.
Students can follow current reports, the majority of films or a contemporary play, even when colloquial language is employed.
They are able to follow longer discussions and lectures on contemporary topics and academic subjects, both within and outside their fields of specialization, in detail, provided that speakers clearly enunciate.
They are able to take detailed and logical positions on current developments in science and technology, as well as to compose longer presentations in their fields of study and correctly use specialized vocabulary.
They can lecture or present on topics in their areas of interest or fields of study in clearly structured, understandable and academically appropriate fashion. Students are also able to exchange complex information in conversations, make suggestions, emotionally differentiate and employ irony.

The course consists of a seminar in which course objectives will be achieved in an activity-oriented, communicative atmosphere through listening, reading, writing and speaking exercises in individual, partner and group work. Contents of the seminar can be reinforced by reviewing particular aspects of grammar and vocabulary with specified (online) materials in independent study. Participants work on assigned topics independently and/or in teams and revise their work after receiving feedback. Voluntary homework (preparation and follow-up work) reinforces classroom and structured learning.
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Note: placement test result C1.2
Textbook: Daniels, Alert et al.: Mittelpunkt C1/2, Deutsch als Fremdsprache für Fortgeschrittene, Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch, Ernst Klett Verlag 2007. The following can be recommended as supplementary (non-required) materials:Hall, Karin und Scheiner, Barbara: Übungsgrammatik Deutsch als Fremdsprache für Fortgeschrittene, Hueber Verlag 2005; Rug, Wolfgang und Tomaschewski, Andreas: Grammatik mit Sinn und Verstand, Edition Deutsch, Klett international 2006
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e-learning course (moodle)
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