Course detail

German for Beginners

FAST-BYN1Acad. year: 2020/2021

Grammar: conjugation of verbs to be, to have and other basic verbs, separable prefixes, personal and possessive pronouns, word order in a sentence, negation, definite and indefinite article, plural, numbers, time expressions, modal verbs können and wollen, prepositions, past tense ("Perfekt")

Vocabulary: meeting others, introducing yourself, family, food and drink, living in a house or a flat, my day, free time, learning


Institute of Social Sciences (SPV)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student will be able to understand simple expressions and phrases and will be able to communicate in very basic situations. The student will achieve the target level A1 lower according to the CEFR.




Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

NIEBISCH, Daniela: Schritte international 1. Ismaning: Hueber Verlag, 2006. ISBN 978-3-19-001851-2. (DE)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


Basic understanding of simple expressions and phrases, elementary situations
Target level according to the CEFR: A1 lower

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Type of course unit



26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer