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German A2.1

Code: AIA2101     Acronym: AIA21

Classification Keyword
CNAEF Foreign languages and literatures

Instance: 2020/2021 - SP (of 14-06-2021 to 30-07-2021)

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Department of Germanic Studies
Course/CS Responsible: German (A2.1) - Intensive Course

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
ECIA21 0 Study Plan 1 - 3 30 81

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical and practical : 9,00

Teaching language



Students will be able to reach level A2.1 according to the assumptions set by the “Common European Framework of Reference for languages” in all competences (listening, reading, speaking and writing).

Learning outcomes and competences

I can understand phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping,

local area, employment). I can catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements.

I can read very short, simple texts. I can find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, menus and timetables and I can understand short simple personal letters.

I can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities. I can handle very short social exchanges, even though I can't usually understand enough to keep the conversation going myself.

I can use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms my family and other people, living conditions, my educational background an d my present or most recent job.

I can write short, simple notes and messages. I can write a very simple personal letter, for example thanking someone for something.

Working method


Pre-requirements (prior knowledge) and co-requirements (common knowledge)

Diagnostic test. More information here.


1. Communicative situations and semantic fields

- The city: know and describe a foreign city;
- Life projects: telling a story; biographical notes; talk about future plans;
- On the way: theme of the trip; communicative situations related to the theme; transportation;
- Education and Training - school career and professional life; make a curriculum vita;
- Berlin: the history of a city;
- Living together: family relationships;
- Professions: the workplace.

2. Grammar skills

- Separable Particle Verbs: Review
- The use of man
- Conjunctions: aber, und and denn
- Perfekt - Review
- Verb: werden
- Conjugation: dass / verb position in sentence
- Demonstrative determinants
- Adjective Degrees
- Conjugations: weil and denn - verb position
- Adjective Declination
- Prepositions: Review
- Präteritum
- jed-, beid-, viel- und all-
- Relative pronouns
- Usage of adjective as noun

3. Phonetics and Prosody

The German Phonological System
Prosody: placement of the word accent, phrase and intonation in declarative, assertive, exclamatory and interrogative sentences.

Mandatory literature

M. Müller, P. Rusch, T. Scherling, L. Wertenschlag; Optimal A2, Lehrwerk für Deutsch als Fremdsprache, Lehrbuch/Arbeitsbuch, Langenscheidt, Berlin/München, 2004

Teaching methods and learning activities

Practical classes, using various didactic strategies.

I work with the manual / worksheets / power point / CD.

Particular importance is attached to the student's active collaboration in class, with a view to developing communicative competence.

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation without final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Participação presencial 100,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

Designation Time (hours)
Frequência das aulas 60,00
Total: 60,00

Eligibility for exams

75% attendance

Calculation formula of final grade

Not applicable

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