General German – independent user – threshold - 1st part

lalle1300a  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

General German – independent user – threshold - 1st part
4 credits
45.0 h
Picrit Joy (compensates Godin Virginie);
To have passed the LALLE1800 or LALLE1100 course (or equivalent to level A2).
Main themes
Essentially those of everyday life (student’s life, clothing, parties and traditions, accommodation, ...).

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Reading comprehension: A2+ level
  • find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material (such as prospectuses, e-mails, …)
  • understand short simple personal letters.
2 Listening comprehension: A2+ level
  • understand discussions on the expression of a impression, a feeling, a taste, an agreement or disagreement in simple terms.
  • follow clear and precise instructions
3 Speaking skills: A2+ level
  • place events on the timeline and talk about past facts;
  • handle very short exchanges even though not being able to keep a real conversation going
4 Writing skills: A1+ level
  • fill in a form
  • write a simple and short personal text on himself or on his direct environment
N.B. The indicated levels refer to the Common European Framework for Languages.
Teaching methods
The course is based on different themes.  Learning is contextualised by didactic and/or authentic documents (reading and listening comprehension).  Vocabulary and basic structures are trained, consolidated and extended through written and oral exercises (drills, roleplays, interviews, conversations in small groups,...). 
In speaking skills, the focus is on communication rather than on correction, however phonetical correction will be stressed. An interactive and cultural approach is favoured.
Modality of teaching during the pandemic
For this course, classroom teaching is favoured, but this modality could change depending on the evolution of the pandemic.  Under the red code, online teaching will be the rule.
Evaluation methods
Different marks are taken into account in the final assessment :
  1. continuous assessment
  2. written and oral exams (December/January)
Other information
This course is the first part (partim A) of the main course LALLE1300 and ends in December.
Online resources
  • DaF kompakt neu A2 Kurs-und Übungsbuch, Klett ISBN978-3-12-676314-1
  • Le syllabus LALLE1300 (A-B) contient toutes les références bibliographiques utilisées pour sa conception / In the course notes LALLE1300 (A-B) you’ll find all bibliographical references used for their conception.
Teaching materials
  • Syllabus / Course notes LALLE 1300 (A-B) Allemand général – utilisateur indépendant – niveau seuil
Faculty or entity