Smarter German. German as a second foreign language – after English

Course offered by: Dr. Thomas Stahl
Offering University: Uni Regensburg
Course Language: English
Subject Area: Languages Free of Charge
Average Workload: 25 Hours Free of Charge Enrol
Picture Credits: Dr. Thomas Stahl

What awaits you in this course?

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The course teaches basic skills (A1) for German learners who want to learn German quickly and efficiently through the use of their knowledge of the English language. The focus of learning is on the receptive skills.

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What can you learn in this course?

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You will learn how to use your knowledge in English to begin learning German quickly and efficiently.

Furthermore, you will learn strategies and skills in learning a new language by using your knowledge of languages and language learning.


+++ Outline +++

  • Module 1: Vocabulary and learning strategies
  • Module 2: Grammar - noun, verb and adjective
  • Module 3: Reading and reading skills
  • Module 4: Situations - at the restaurant, travelling, at the university

Course offered by

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Dr. Thomas Stahl heads the Center for Language and Communication at the University of Regensburg. He has a special interest in topics related to language didactics and focuses  on questions of multilingual didactics and assessment in a foreign language context.

Target group

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A1 learner of German as a foreign language who have learnt English as a foreign language before or who are English native speakers.

Confirmation of participation

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Each of the modules ends with  a progress quiz . On passing  the quiz,  you will receive a badge confirming completion of  the module. In order to pass the final progress quizzes, at least 80 percent of the questions must be answered correctly. There are four modules, providing you with the opportunity to  receive four badges.

 A certificate of participation is awarded on completion of  the whole course. To receive this certificate of participation, you will need to have achieved 80 percent in all of the progress quizzes in the course.


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German as a Foreign Language, Basic German, German A1