German Language Course (DaF) A2.1

A workshop offered by the International Office within Doctorate plusBIGS

This competence based and action-oriented language course is for doctoral students who want to cope with everyday life in German and, in particular, want to become competent in academic and work situations.

Online-Workshop

Starting from October 14, 2021, ending February 3, 2022 
Thursdays, from 8.00 a.m. till 10:00 a.m.

Please register your interest in this workshop with your BIGS coordinator by September 8, 2021

Trainer

Nicole Winkel

Language

German

Location

Online course + e-learning “vocabulary-package“ (for self-learning totaling 20 hours)

Target Group

Doctoral students from all subject areas

Track(s)

Certificate

Participants who complete the entire course will receive a certificate confirming their attendance at the end of the semester. Missing two lessons will be excused.

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Course Content

Participants attain the level A2.1 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) and, upon completion of the course, will be able to:

  • exchange information on everyday matters: introduce themselves and others, talk about their activities, the past, the future, their health, their surroundings: home, mobility, shops, travel, holidays, festivities, etc.
  • describe and compare places (town, neighborhood, accommodation, etc.), people (clothes), things
  • ask and give advice and directions
  • give their opinion on simple matters or practical issues

Course Elements

Key skills 

Development of social and intercultural communicative competence in the target language, strengthening of learner autonomy and media competence.

Course book

The course book Netzwerk neu A2.1 is used: 

Print edition: Netzwerk neu A2.1: Kurs- und Übungsbuch mit Audios und Videos | Klett Sprachen (klett-sprachen.de)1

Digital edition: Netzwerk neu A2.1 - Digitale Ausgabe mit LMS: Kursbuch mit Audios/Videos | Klett Sprachen (klett-sprachen.de) + Netzwerk neu A2.1 - Digitale Ausgabe mit LMS: Übungsbuch mit Audios/Videos und interaktiven Übungen | Klett Sprachen (klett-sprachen.de)2

Supplementary material is used.   

Requirements

We would like to ask you complete a placement test before registering for the German course. Below, you will find a link that leads you to an online-test that allows you to assess your level in German.

The test consists of 64 questions and you have 75 minutes to complete it. It is important that you complete the test without interruptions and submit your answers within the given time frame (unlike stated in the introductory part of the test). Please use a computer, not a smart phone.

As the test includes audios, please ensure that your computer can play those. The further you proceed in the test, the more challenging the questions become. Please leave out questions you cannot answer and finish the test once you have reached the point at which all the questions are too difficult.

After closing the test, you will receive an email with your result. If your score is between 49 and 73 points, you are eligible to register for this course. Please save a screenshot of your result and send it to your coordinator along with your registration. Please make sure that both the result and the completion time of the test are visible on the screenshot.

To get to the test, please click here:

https://einstufungstests.klett-sprachen.de/eks/DaF-A1-C1/3

This course is co-financed by STIBET-funds from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Contact

 Bonn Graduate Center

Contact

+49 228 73-60141

graduiertenzentrum@uni-bonn.de

Address

Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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