German Language 1

University of Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    German Language 1

  • Host University

    University of Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level


  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisites: 40% or more in First Arts Advanced German, 50% or more in First Arts Beginners? German, or their equivalent.

  • 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

  • ECTS Credits

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

    Course description: This course (level B1+) will reinforce and build on the language skills acquired in first year. It will help students to become more comfortable in the practical use of German while deepening their understanding of grammar and structure. It will also prepare students for the ERASMUS-year abroad, which they will spend at universities in Germany.

    Teaching and learning methods: The course will involve text production, including essay writing, conversation, oral presentations, discussion of topical themes, and listening comprehension. Attendance is vital and students are required to participate fully in all elements of the course.

    Methods of assessment and evaluation: Two-hour written examination and oral examination: 50%; continuous assessment (written assignments, grammar exercises, essays, occasional in-class tests, presentations): 50%.

    Core texts: Aspekte B1+ Lehrbuch, Aspekte B1+ Arbeitsbuch and accompanying CDs. Each student should own a large bilingual dictionary. We recommend the new Collins German Dictionary.

Course Disclaimer

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 reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

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.


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