GERMAN VI
Code: 31007
ECTS: 6
Departament: Department of Humanities
Field of Study: Language
Keywords:
    Development of languistic skills
    Development of listening and reading skills
    Development of speaking and writing skills
    Development of pragmatic skills
Teacher:
Katja Göttsche
Área Científica: German Studies.
E-mail: Katja.Clara@uab.pt

Course Description:
The syllabus of the curricular unit German VI includes a broad range of current topics with respect to the German speaking countries, such as everyday situations and professional life. Different types of texts are used to explore the topics and to sistematically train the four linguistic competencies (listening, speaking, writing and reading skills) in the target language. Competencies are sistematically developed with respect to vocabulary and to grammatical structures. The main topics that are addressed in this curricular unit are closely related to daily activities and needs of the students, both on a professional and a personal level, so that students can be integrated into a German speaking community.
Acquisition of competencies of German at the B1 level of the CEFR.


Competences:

The curricular unit German V corresponds to the level A2-B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages as defined by Council of Europe: 
 Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
 Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
 Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
 Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
 Can deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling in an area where the language is spoken
 Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
 Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.


Contents:
The syllabus of the curricular unit German VI includes a broad range of current topics with respect to the German speaking countries, such as everyday situations and professional life. Different types of texts are used to explore the topics and to sistematically train the four linguistic competencies (listening, speaking, writing and reading skills) in the target language. Competencies are sistematically developed with respect to vocabulary and to grammatical structures. The main topics that are addressed in this curricular unit are closely related to daily activities and needs of the students, both on a professional and a personal level, so that students can be integrated into a German speaking community.
Acquisition of competencies of German at the B1 level of the CEFR.


Bibliography:
MÜLLER, M., RUSCH, P., et al. (2013): Optimal B1, Lehrwerk für Deutsch als Fremdsprache, Berlin/München/Wien/Zürich/New York: Langenscheidt / Klett (Lehrbuch Lektionen 1-5) [ISBN 978-3126061681].
MÜLLER, M., RUSCH, P., et al.(2013): Optimal B1, Lehrwerk für Deutsch als Fremdsprache, Berlin/München/Wien/Zürich/New York: Langenscheidt / Klett (Arbeitsbuch Lektionen 1-5) [ISBN  978-3126061698 mit Lerner-Audio-CD].
Dicionário Moderno de Alemão-Português / Português-Alemão (2016), Porto Editora [ISBN:978-972-0-05758-7]
VAZ PIRES, Martinho (2014): Gramática da Língua Alemã, Porto Editora. [978-972-0-40695-8].
BUSCHA, A., SZILVIA, S. (2011): B-Grammatik: Übungsgrammatik Deutsch als Fremdsprache, Sprachniveau B1/B2, Schubert Leipzig [978-3941323100].


Format:
E-learning


Workload (hours): 156
Contact Hours: 15

Assessment:
Continuous assessment is mandatory: 2 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a presence-based final exam (p-folio) in the end of the semester (60%).


Comments:
Requirement for enrollment: language skills of German at the A2 level or having passed in course unit German V.


Language(s) of Instruction: Portuguese.

Contact for virtual mobility students: Communication and International Relations Office – gcri@uab.pt