GERM 2021EX - German in Germany
External - Summer - 2020
General Course Information
Course Code GERM 2021EX Course German in Germany Coordinating Unit German Studies Term Summer Level Undergraduate Location/s External Units 3 Contact January - February at Stuttgart Winter University Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study Course Description This course consists of five to six weeks of full time study at Stuttgart Winter University. The course is divided into two components running concurrently: (a) an intensive language course and (b) a cultural/historical program. The culture courses have integrated excursions which are a mandatory part of the course program. For details, contact the German Studies Department or Global Learning.
Course Coordinator: Dr Stefan HajdukThis course is run and taught by staff from one of German partner universities, the University of Stuttgart. For information about the course see:
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.Students will find a detailed program guide at:
Course Learning Outcomes
The German Language courses offered are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, short CEFR, a guideline used to describe the levels achieved by learners of foreign languages. CEFR was put together by the Council of Europe and was recommended to be used by a European Union Council Resolution in November 2001. Students are placed in an appropriate class based on their language competence.
Course Description: A1/1 and A1/2 – Basic Speaker Breakthrough
· Basic grammar and structures of German
· Elementary vocabulary
· Everyday situations in your studies and at home
· Starting and continuing written and oral communication in a simple way
Course Description: A2/1 and A2/2 – Basic Speaker Waystage
· Further development of language and communication skills from A1
· Basic structures of German (continued)
· Special focus on oral communication
· Introduction to tourist and professional situations
· Transition form word to sentence level grammar
Course Description: B1/1 and B1/2 – Independent Speaker Threshold
· Further development of language and communication skills from A2
· Further types of topical texts from university and professional contexts
· Networking language skills
· Focus on syntax and text grammar
· Communication skills including fluency and flexibility
· Special focus on oral communication (discussing and presenting experiences and events)
University Graduate Attributes
No information currently available.
Required ResourcesInformation about required resources will be available after arrival in Stuttgart.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesGerman Language: classes will be from 8.45 to 12.15 on Mondays to Fridays. Students will be taught German in the classroom situation but will also have the opportunity of practicing what they have learned in a variety of different natural situations.
In addition to the German Language course, they will take a Subject Course in one of the following areas:
· 20th Century Architecture
· Art History: European Focus
· Cross-Cultural Communication
· Contemporary Germany - Stuttgart in the Midst of Germany and Europe
· German Film & Literature
The Subject Courses are taught in the afternoons in English and have integrated excursions. The excursions are mandatory.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Over the six week period, the total number of contact hours in any one German Language Course is 90. This is equivalent to 9 ECTS credits. Students are also required to take one Subject Course. See: Learning and Teaching Activities.
Learning Activities SummarySee: Learning and Teaching Activities
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
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- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment SummaryAs specified for specific language and culture courses taken as part of the Stuttgart Winter University program.
Assessment DetailAs specified for specific language and culture courses taken as part of the Stuttgart Winter University program.
SubmissionAs specified for specific language and culture courses taken as part of the Stuttgart Winter University program.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.NB. This course will be not be graded using the M10 grading scheme. It will be graded using the grading system employed by the University of Stuttgart.
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