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German as a Foreign Language C1.1 
Winter semester 2020/21
German as a Foreign Language
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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 listening and reading texts on topics of general interest.
They learn 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, summarizing and critiquing texts both inside and outside their fields of study.
They practice gathering detailed information from longer speeches, lectures, reports, etc.
They learn to differentiate the nuances of meaning in related expressions and to understand 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 beyond standard language.
They focus on specific forms of grammar, including prepositional phrases, participial constructions, future tense and future perfect, genitive attributes, modal particles and connectors.
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 B2.2; placement test result C1.1
The course is based on level C1 of GER.
They can understand the content of complex articles and reports, even outside their own specialist areas and areas of interest, independently and frequently without strain and 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, provided that speakers clearly enunciate.
They are able to take detailed and logical positions on current topics in science and social life, 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.

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 C1.1
will be announced in class
Recommended grammar books (optional):
Fandrych, Christian: Klipp und Klar, Übungsgrammatik Mittelstufe B2/C1, Klett Sprachen 2012
Hall, Karin und Scheiner, Barbara: Übungsgrammatik Deutsch als Fremdsprache für Fortgeschrittene, Hueber Verlag 2016
Rug, Wolfgang und Tomaschewski, Andreas: Grammatik mit Sinn und Verstand, Übungsgrammatik Mittel- und Oberstufe, Klett Sprachen 2008
Online information
e-learning course (moodle)
For details on exam regulations, refer to the Module Handbook