German Language 2(Beginners)
Dublin City University
Area of Study
German, German Culture
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.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
This module aims to help students develop their knowledge about some of the essential aspects of the language and cultures of German-speaking countries. Students will continue to be introduced to a range of everyday situations requiring the use of specified linguistic skills. Students will be guided in the development of a range of language learning strategies and transferable skills, such as independent learning.
1. Understand short simple texts containing high frequency vocabulary and increasingly complex syntax.
2. Provide a simple written description of people, living or working conditions, daily routines, likes/dislikes.
3. Produce sentences that are largely orthographically correct.
4. Generally understand clear standard speech on familiar matters directed at him/her.
5. Ask and answer simple questions, initiate and respond to simple statements in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.
6. Use basic vocabulary which enables him/her to deal with everyday situations with predictable content.
7. Demonstrate control of basic as well as increasingly complex grammatical structures (e.g. word order in main and subordinate clauses, the use of genders and cases, adjectival endings).
8. Demonstrate metalinguistic awareness of the most important grammatical features encountered so far.
9. Source information in the target language, using a variety of online and offline media and contacts.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
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.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.