German as a Foreign Language

German Beginners 1 (A1/1)

Seminar, 5.00 ECTS


Course content

The truth is: nobody can speak a language without having learned it. The course “Beginner 1” is the beginning of your linguistic success story – and very popular:). It takes place two times a week and integrates the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing and emphasize oral communication and listening comprehension in a culturally authentic context.

Learning outcomes

You will learn to greet people, name jobs, talk about your origin (where from? where to?), to count, to tell people your address and phone numbers, how to invite guests, to express your general opinion, to order in a bar or restaurant, to find your way around in a department store, to inform yourself, to name groceries, to give advice and ask favours, to apologise, and much more.

Grammar: Verbs in the present tense, wh-questions and yes/no questions, articles, accusative, dative, personal pronouns in the accusative and dative.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Schritte plus neu Österreich 1: course book + book of exercises + 1 Audio CD: ISBN 978-3-19-101080-5, € 17,-

Mode of delivery

Communicative Teaching using all 4 competences (writing, reading, listening, speaking).

Assessment methods and criteria

Information to be provided by instructor at beginning of the course.