Course code ValoP206

Credit points 2

German for Beginners

Total Hours in Course32

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes32

Date of course confirmation08.05.2013

Responsible UnitLanguage Centre

Course developer

author Valodu centrs

Oksana Mališeva

Mg. philol.

Course abstract

The aim of the study course is to develop communication skills of the students so that they are able to speak and understand simple monologues and dialogues in German on everyday topics. The interactive language learning method is used, all four language skills (listening, reading, speaking, writing) are developed, the vocabulary learning is based on social and personal issues simultaneously providing knowledge of grammar and pronunciation. The language proficiency level corresponds to A1 (CEFR).

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge: Students know terms from the field of
-Skills: students are able to form greeting phrases, to use of nouns, simple questioning, noun endings in nominative and locative (Test 1);
- students are able to form monologues, dialogues about home, family, shopping, city orientation, transport, use verb forms, possessive pronouns, verb conjugations, times (Test 2).
Students are able to tell in simple sentences about themselves, their family, and the environment. Can make small dialogues. Understands simple text.
Assessment: Test (pass / fail).

Course plan

1.Acquaintance, etiquette of behavior.
2.Information on myself.
3.Acquaintance with the other persons.
4.Place of residence, apartment, its arrangement.
5.Locality of the place of residence.
6.Cities of FederalRepublicofGermany. Test of progress.
7. Test 1. Orientation in the city, means of transport.
8.Current time, working hours. Largest cities in Germany.
9.Walkabout in Riga. Introductory lesson for permanent work in the internet in German language.
10.German cuisine, dishes and drinks.
11.Meal in restaurant, requests and suggestions.
12.Culture and sport events, hobbies. Test of progress.
13.Test 2. Insight in the Austrian cuisine, menu formation.
14.Healthy food. The look and character of humans.
15.Family, family tree. Test of progress.
16.Presentation of semester paper (work).

Requirements for awarding credit points

Assessment: Test with a mark (pass/fail).
It is made up of cumulative assessment.

Requirements – 2 successfully written tests, students’ individual assignments (home reading~500 printed marks, presentation), homework handed in on time. Class attendance 80%.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

1. 2 successfully written tests;
2. Individual assignment – independently chosen text – 500 printed marks, a presentation ~ 3 minutes long.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

Cumulated assessment (pass / fail) is composed of the grades in the following: tests (80%) + individual assignment (20%).

Compulsory reading

1. Becker, N., Braunert, J. (2009): Alltag, Beruf&Co. Kursbuch+Arbeitsbuch. Niveau A1/1. 1. Aufl. HueberVerlag. 119 Seiten, ISBN 978-3-19-101590-9.
2. Aufderstraβe, H., Bock, H. (2003): Themen 1 aktuell. Kursbuch. 1. Aufl. Max HueberVerlag. 160 Seiten, ISBN 3-19-001690-9.
3. Evans, S., Pude, A., Specht, Fr. (2012): Menschen.Kursbuch. Niveau A1.2. 1. Aufl. HueberVerlag. 95 Seiten, ISBN 978-3-19-501901-9.
4. Kopp, G., Büttner, S. (2004): Planet 1. Deutsch fürJugendliche. Niveau A1. 1. Aufl. HueberVerlag. 128 S, ISBN 978-3-19-011678-2.

Further reading

1. Tulkotājas Taube, M., Treskina, I. (2003): 5 valoduvizuālāvārdnīca. ApgādsZvaigzne ABC. 400 lpp., ISBN 978-9984-36-046-1.
2. Bogdzeviča, L., Keiša, Dz. (2004): Basisgrammatik. Erklärungen und Übungen. IzdevniecībaRaKa, ISBN 9984-15-603-6.
3. (Hrsg.) Kunkel-Razum, K., Scholze-Stubenrecht, W., Wermke, M. (2003): DeutschesUniversalwörterbuch. 5. Aufl. Dudenverlag. 1892 Seiten, ISBN 3-411-05505-7.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Presse und Sprache. ArtikelausführendendeutschsprachigenZeitungen. Nivau A1-C2. Carl Ed. SchünemannVerlag KG, Bremen.
2. Deutsch lernenbei:[tiešsaiste] (skatīts 10.01.2019.) https://mein-deutschbuch.de/startseite.html
3. Deutsch lernenbei:[tiešsaiste] (skatīts 10.01.2019.) https://www.deutsch-lernen.com/anfaengerkurs/grammatik_1.php