VIV202 Practical German Course

Code VIV202
Name Practical German Course
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice; Courses of Free Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Languages
Academic staff Larisa Iļinska, Irīna Romanova, Ilze Siliņa, Larisa Rozenberga, Kristīne Simsone
Credit points 6.0 (9.0 ECTS)
Parts 2
Annotation Pronunciation, reading and grammar, idioms and vocabulary. Classes are conducted in the respective foreign language..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The aim of the course is active linguistic communication and integration and development of the following competences: 1) reading and oral communication skills in a situational monologue, dialogue, interpretive retelling on everyday topics; 2) written skills and competences, producing dialogues, monologues, conducting personal correspondence, CV; 3) listening skills working with study materials and elementary authentic texts; 4) study of the fundamentals of German grammar using systematic study methods.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Students are able to read and comprehend the content of monologues, dialogues, elementary and lower intermediate texts on general subjects. - Assessment: home tasks, tests, exam (text 1,500 pr. signs, 10 problem oriented tasks, 20 min) .
Students are able to comprehend the gist of authentic audio/video records of dialogues/monologues on topical everyday issues. - Assessment: tests, interviews, exam (2 min long audio record, 8-10 tasks, 10 min).
Students are able to communicate fluently and spontaneously, initiate a dialogue, negotiations, short discussions, as well as interpret the contents of a short text on topical everyday issues. - Assessment: home tasks, tests, exam (5-8 speaking topics).
Students are able to model a short, detailed monologue, dialogue, logically express their opinion using relevant phrases, and idioms. - Assessment: tests, exam (30 multiple choice questions). Evaluation: tests – tested/not tested; exam – mark according to 10 grade scale .
Students are able to write a short letter, congratulation using the relevant vocabulary, grammatical constructions and punctuation correctly. - Assessment: home tasks, exam (short letter 50-80 words) .
Course prerequisites no preliminary knowledge

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