Subject: German A1

Scientific Area:

Foreign Language


64 Hours

Number of ECTS:

7,5 ECTS



Overall objectives:

1 - Students will be required an active, autonomous and creative participation in the lessons of this course.
2 - For this objective to be achieved, it will be very important for students to practise and to focus on Language (language awareness). There will be a constant contrastive reflection on language and intercultural approaches.
3 - To work with authentic supplementary material, which will be made available to students and will be used throughout the semester.
4 - To reach the level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the European Council.


1 - Introduction on how to use the manual and other auxiliary (f. ex. online dictionaries) and remedial materials for autonomous learning.
2 - Emphasis will be placed on understanding simple spoken and written texts and on students oral skills.
3 - Students work will be closely followed by the lecturer, units 1-4 from DaF-kompakt, and complementary work with authentic material will be handed out.


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Deutsche Welle , Deutsche Welle ,
Langue-Redaktion , Dicionário online Linguee ,
Langenscheidt-Redaktion , 2011 , Langenscheidt Taschenwörterbuch (Portugiesisch - Deutsch / Deutsch - Portugiesisch) , Langenscheidt
LEMCKE, Christiane et al. , 2015 , A1 Grammatik Intensivtrainer NEU , Klett-Langenscheidt
JIN, Friederike et al. , 2016 , Übungsgrammatik Deutsch als Fremdsprache Grammatik - kein Problem A1/A2 , Cornelsen
BILLINA, Anneli et al. , 2010 , Wortschatz & Grammatik A1 , Hueber
LEMCKE, Christiane et al. , 2007 , Wortschatz Intensivtrainer A1 , Langenscheidt
HUTER, Barbara et al. , 2012 , 66 Grammatikspiele Deutsch als Fremdsprache , Klett
BURGER, Elke , 2008 , Schreiben Intensivtrainer A1/A2 , Langenscheidt
KNIRSCH, Monja , 2010 , Hören & Sprechen A1 , Hueber
STIEF, Christine et al. , 2005 , Gramática alemã quanto baste , Langenscheidt/Lisma

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. Directed teaching (teacher --> students) only takes place when it is necessary to explain the complexity of some language features, or because the first explanation was not clear enough, or because students request further information. The assessment consists of two partial exams (50% each), where the students ability to read, write, listen, and speak (phonetic exercises: how to recognize syllables, stressed vowels, long or short vowels ...) is assessed.