Taught in 2nd year Bachelor in chemistry - Main Subject: Biochemistry
Theory [A] 24.0
Exercises [B] 0.0
Training and projects [C] 0.0
Studytime [D] 75.0
Studypoints [E] 3
Level introductory
Credit contract? Unrestricted access
Examination contract? Unrestricted access
Language of instruction German and Dutch
Lecturer Martine Debaveye
Reference TCCHCB02K00005
Key words
352-grammar, 360-foreign language teaching

The course German is meant as a first introduction to the German language. It focuses on aspects of oral communication. You must realize that having an elementary knowledge of spoken German is a trump card in the current business world. That is why you must be able to understand and interpret a written text and a spoken message. For the same reason you should also be able to put a message into words as correctly as possible.

1. Grammar: systematically
2. Vocabulary: general, business-oriented and professional training-oriented
3. Reading-proficiency: business-oriented and/or professional training-oriented texts
4. Listening skill: general and business-oriented conversations
5. Speaking skill: pronunciation exercises, general and business-oriented communication, simple translations
6. Writing skill: spelling
7. Aspects of life in Germany


Final Objectives
The competence at which will be worked profoundly is the oral communication skill.
- You are able to use the basic grammar.
- You are able to understand and use general, business-oriented and professional training-oriented vocabulary.
- You are able to understand and interpret simple business-oriented and/or professional training-oriented texts (reading skill and listening skill).
- You are able to formulate your message concisely and correctly in basic businesslike situations (speaking skill).

In the syllabus you find a detailed table with the requested knowledge, skills and attitudes for each module.

Materials used
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- Syllabus
You can buy this syllabus on the campus. It must be completed with notes taken during classes.
- Electronic learning environment
- Audiovisual material

Study costs
- Syllabus: about 4 euros
- Electronic learning environment The Language Focus: 5 euros (voluntarily)

Study guidance
- You can always report individual learning problems to the lecturer: during or after class, or by e-mail.
- You can voluntarily support your learning process by means of the electronic learning environment The Language Focus.

Teaching Methods
The teaching methods are adapted to the various parts of the syllabus: learning conversations, sessions with exercises and self-assessment tests (through The Language Focus).
Outside the contact moments (= classes) you have to prepare exercises.

- an oral examination with written preparation during the examination period
- A re-examination during the second examination session is possible.

The language department