Teaching German as a Foreign Language

Freie Universität Berlin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Teaching German as a Foreign Language

  • Host University

    Freie Universität Berlin

  • Location

    Berlin, Germany

  • Area of Study

    Education, German, Special Education

  • Language Level

    High Advanced

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Dieser Kurs bietet eine kompakte Einführung in wissenschaftliche Arbeitsweisen: Es werden Aufbau und Stil wissenschaftlicher Textsorten erarbeitet und entsprechende Texte verfasst. Diese Textproduktionen werden u.a. durch Übungen zum Aufstellen von Thesen und Definitionsweisen sowie zur Konstruktion und Ausarbeitung einer Argumentation vorbereitet. Hinzu kommen Übungen auf der Wort-, Satz- und Textebene zum angemessenen Gebrauch der deutschen Wissenschaftssprache hinsichtlich verschiedener stilistischer Merkmale und Mittel, damit Sie am Ende des Kurses wissenschaftliche Texte gleichermaßen logisch strukturiert und verständlich wie spannend gestalten können.
    This course offers a compact introduction to academic text production methods. Students will be familiarized with the structure and style of different academic text forms and create according texts themselves. We will prepare for these text productions through exercises dealing with, among others, creating theses and definitions and with the construction and elaboration of an argument. Added to this are exercises on the level of word/phrase/text which will help you use contemporary scientific German appropriately, especially regarding stylistic features and techniques. At the end of the course, you will be able to create academic texts that are at once logically structured and comprehensible as well as fascinating.

Course Disclaimer

Please note that there are no beginning level German courses offered in this program.

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.