German language (DaF) A 2.2

Fridays, from 8.00 a.m. till 10:00 a.m., room 3.001, Lennéstr. 6, 53113 Bonn
+ one hour e-learning per week

Starting from April 17, 2020, ending July 17, 2020
Course objectives
This competence based and action-oriented language course is for graduates who want to cope with everyday life in German and, in particular, want to become competent in academic and work situations. 
Graduates attain the level A2 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) and after completing the course can: 
  • understand sentences and commonly used phrases related to immediate needs (e.g. information regarding likes and dislikes, work and family relationships, content and structure of the course of study and academic mobility programmes), 
  • make themselves understood in a basic way in the exchange of information related to their own field of study or interests, 
  • describe with some details where they come from, what they are studying and the university. 
Key skills
Development of social and intercultural communicative competence in the target language, strengthening of learner autonomy and media competence.
Course content


The focal points of the language course in the development of speaking, writing, listening and reading skills are, amongst others: 
  • describing personal experiences and events
  • conversing with lecturers
  • writing emails to exchange information regarding study-related interests and personal details
  • requesting informaion and applying for a room in a shared-flat (also via email) 
Course book: 
The course book Lehrwerk DaF kompakt neu A2 (chapters 6-10) is used:
Additional supplementary material is used.  

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.
Please note:
  • The test consists of 64 questions. Allow approximately one hour for the test.
  • Make sure you will not be disturbed while completing the test.
  • Please use a computer, not a smart phone.
  • As the test includes audios, please ensure that your computer can play those.
  • The test covers the levels A1- C1.
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. Please save a screenshot or print of your result (with the score clearly visible). If you receive a confirmation of participation by email you will be asked to submit your results with a score of 73-96 points to ensure you are enrolled in the most suitable course for your needs.
To get to the test, please click here:
To attend to this course a score of 73-96 points is required. If you are under or above this range please register your interest for a German course according to your score with your BIGS coordinator.


Target group
Doctoral candidates from all subject areas. 
Participants who complete the entire course will receive a certificate confirming their attendance at the end of the semester. Missing two lessons and one e-learning session will be excused. 
Course instructor
Silke Graefinghoff 
Please register your intererest in this workshop with your BIGS coordinator by March 10, 2020.


Please find the overview of all workshops offered in Promotion plus BIGS here.

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