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

German Basic Fast Track

Degree programme International Business Administration
Subject area Business and Management
Type of degree Bachelor
Winter Semester 2023
Course unit title German Basic Fast Track
Course unit code 800301010105
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) Maria SCHEDLER
Requirements and Prerequisites

You should either be a quick and motivated language learner with no knowledge of German or have previously participated in a very short German course where you learnt a few basics such as introducing yourself and asking simple questions.  This is a course for absolute and false 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 500-750 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 successfully with 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 and Karen Seago (2014): Basic German: A Grammar and Workbook, London: Routledge. (

All learning material used in class will be available on ILIAS.

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

Face-to-face instruction