Subject: Foreign Language A2.2 German

Scientific Area:



64 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

1 - This course consolidates the elementary knowledge of German language. The course will enable students to achieve Level A2.2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. There will be a constant contrastive reflection on language and intercultural approaches. This subject teaches students how to deal in German with everyday situations, understand simple texts, and produce simple oral and written texts. Students will infer grammar rules in a contrastive manner and will be made aware of language use and usage. By the end of the semester, students will be able to:
1.1 - Communicate in everyday situations.
1.2 - Exchange and share information about known issues.
1.3 - Name their origin/background and training using basic language.
1.4 - Describe in simple terms aspects of their background, close environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
1.5 - Write different types of texts with simple sentences linked with coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.


1 - Autonomous work of the lessons 8 and 10 of Dimensionen 2, and 8, 10, and 11 of studio d A2.
2 - Topics: a walk through the city, newspaper advertisement, letter of application, job interview, the new media, experiencing culture (history and literature), different celebrations in different countries, complaints, travelling, booking tickets to cultural events, Weimar, Goethe, Schiller ...
3 - Grammar: consolidation of familiar verb tenses (Präsens, Präteritum, Perfekt) and their use in newspaper articles, museum brochures ... , subordinate clauses (with conjunction and relative pronoun), modal verbs (consolidation), adjective degrees (positive, comparative, superlative), review of verb complements with case (Akkusativ-, Dativ- und Genitivergänzung), indefinite pronouns, adverbs of time, place, and manner.
4 - Working with authentic supplementary material in the field of Culture.
5 - Tutored mini-project in culture.
6 - Preparation of the oral presentation based on the mini-project.
7 - Field trip to a cultural institution.


E. M. Jenkins et al. , 2003 , Dimensionen 2. Lernstationen 2 , Hueber Verlag
H. Funk et al. , 2010 , Studio d A2 Deutsch als Fremdsprache, Kurs- und Übungsbuch , Cornelsen

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
Students work in class meetings mainly in the following three variants: individual work, partner work and group work. Students also have to talk individually to the rest of the class when they have to inform the class about their partner work or group work. The evaluation will reflect the methodological duplicity of instruction and stimulus in the case of an autonomous learning according to individual interests and needs. Model B of the evaluation of UMa: - Attendance to at least 80% of the course (compulsory). - Assessment consists of two partial exams (each 40%) and one oral presentation based on the mini-project (20%). - Students with "normal" status (N) will be admitted to the appeal season, as long as they meet the conditions to retake or to improve the partial exam with the lowest mark (40%). - Students with "worker" status (T) can retake both partial exams (80%) in the appeal season. - The other evaluation component (20%) cannot be retaken or improved in the appeal season.