This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies.
In this course you learn how to handle successfully a variety of basic social situations you may encounter in daily life in Germany. You learn to maintain non-complicated face-to-face conversations, and to perform such tasks as introducing yourself, asking directions, understanding a TV program or writing an e-mail. These basics are acquired by using the textbook and through a wide range of real-life situations, performed either individually or in groups. Grammar, cultural topics, current issues and pronunciation are main concerns, too.
This course enables the student to achieve a good level A1/A2 of the Common European Frame (CEF).
This course is the first course in a series of three language acquisition courses with in the International Studies program. The final objective of this course series is to obtain an intermediate level of proficiency in German, aimed at communication with people in the region in everyday social situations and enabling students to follow current affairs in the region via various media.
The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website.
Mode of instruction
Total course load for the course = 280 hours.
Attending classes = 72 hrs (6 hrs per week over 12 weeks)
Preparing classes (reading, listening and homework = 148-
Preparation for in class oral assignments and dictation = 30hrs
Preparation for exams = 30 hrs
Extra activities = 30hrs
Written and/or oral language tests.
Begegnungen, A1+, Schubert-Verlag.
Enrollement through uSis is mandatory.
The student administration will register all first year students for the first semester courses in uSis, the registration system of Leiden University.
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs