German B1.2
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Saksa keel B1.2
Course title in English
German B1.2
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
Assessment form
lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
õppejõud on määramata
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
The course is designed to target the students whose command of German equals to A2 level (Waystage) according to ELP (the European Language Portfolio). To develop language skills which enable students to cope in various everyday situations and be able to consider cultural background and differences. The course also includes aspects of German for Specific Purposes. To use German at B1 level (Threshold) according to ELP.
Brief description of the course
Integrated development of the proficiency of the four language skills (reading, listening, speaking and writing) in accordance with the B1 language level.
Reading and summarising simpler texts of speciality. Discussions on the speciality topics.
Independent work: reinforcement of the material acquired at seminars, reading and translating texts of speciality, compiling a vocabulary list of speciality terminology.
Independent work
Individual work involves fulfilling home assignments, homereading, work with dictionaries, preparation for individual and group presentations both in oral and written form.
Learning outcomes in the course
Ability to grasp the gist of everyday speech or radio and TV programmes;
Comprehension of written texts which include frequently used words and phrases;
Ability to communicate on familiar topics of interest;
Skills of exploiting grammatical structures;
Ability to justify and clarify personal opinions in oral and written form;
Ability to give an overview of topics in the area of specialisation;
Ability to pass an exam on B1 level.
Assessment methods
Exam (B1).
Lektor Õie Kirs
Study literature
Hasenkamp, G. LCSelandschaft 1. Max Hueber Verlag 2006; Lepp, M. Grammatik ist kinderleicht! Lihtne saksa keele grammatika; Perlmann-Balme, M.; Schwalb, S.; Weers, D. Em Brückenkurs. Deutsch als Fremdsprache für die Mittelstufe.