Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

German Basic

Degree programme International Business Administration
Subject area Business and Management
Type of degree Bachelor
Winter Semester 2023
Course unit title German Basic
Course unit code 800301010104
Language of instruction German, English
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) optional
Teaching hours per week 3
Year of study 2023
Level of the course / module according to the curriculum
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3
Name of lecturer(s) Desiree SCHLATTER-SCHRÖCKER
Requirements and Prerequisites

None – This is a course for absolute beginners of German (A0).

Course content

The course focuses on teaching the basic grammar of German and aims at developing a vocabulary range of approximately 500 words.

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of this course you should be able to introduce yourself in German, answer simple questions about personal details, such as where you live, what your hobbies are or what you study. You will be able to interact with sympathetic listeners and speakers of German, for example, when shopping. This normally corresponds to a level of A1.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Task based learning strategies applied in group and team work, writing activities, listening activities and video analyses.

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment is normally a combination of written assignments submitted and tests taken during the semester.


Active participation is essential for this course.

Recommended or required reading

Tschirner, Erwin (2008): Lextra - Deutsch als Fremdsprache - Grund- und Aufbauwortschatz nach Themen: A1-B1 - Übungsbuch Grundwortschatz, München: Cornelsen.

Schenke, Heiner und Karen Seago (2014): Basic German: A Grammar and Workbook, London: Routledge. (

Das gesamte im Unterricht verwendete Lernmaterial wird auf ILIAS verfügbar sein.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Face-to-face instruction