This pre-intermediate language course is designed to strengthen students’ German speaking, writing and listening skills in an academic setting. Our thematic focus lies with mathematics, as this serves as a springboard for communication in all engineering and natural science fields. Coursebook exercises will be supplemented with authentic texts and video recordings from in-house lectures and tutorials.
By the end of the course, you should be able to communicate more effectively in an academic setting, with professors as well as with fellow students. You will be able to convey information and ideas on abstract as well as concrete topics, check information and ask about or explain problems with reasonable precision. You will be able to reasonably fluently sustain a straightforward description of one of a variety of subjects of personal interest, presenting it as a linear sequence of points.
Contact hours: 15 weeks, 90 minutes of online synchronous instruction, accompanied by asynchronous assignments on our LMS (Moodle).
Live Session: [Day of the week t.b.c.] 2:30 – 4:00 pm (CEST, from October 30: CET)
Course grade: The course grade is based on weekly homework assignments, short oral presentations during the online classes, and a final exam.