German: Oral Proficiency and Culture Studies II

7.5 Credits
First Cycle Level 1
School of Language, Literatures and Learning
Subject field
German (TYA)
Group of Subjects
Disciplinary Domain
Humanities, 100%
This course can be included in the following main field(s) of study
Progression indicator within (each) main field of study
Approved, 13 February 2017.
This syllabus is valid from 13 February 2017.

Learning Outcomes

The course aims to enable students to improve their ability to express themselves fluently and correctly in German. The students will further deepen and broaden their knowledge of the culture and society of German-speaking countries.
This means that upon completion of the course - in addition to general increased language skills - students shall be able to:

  • express themselves orally and in writing in a reasonably accurate manner and with some linguistic variation regarding content related to a variety of areas
  • use and adapt the language efficiently in and to different social contexts as well as in and to contexts of personal or professional interest
  • demonstrate knowledge of and insight into the modern history and current social manifestations of German-speaking countries
  • make assessments based on knowledge concerning relevant socio-ethical issues and make critical comparisons between conditions in the German-speaking countries and their own experiences with such questions
  • critically evaluate their own learning and identify additional skills required in the subject.

Course Content

The course consists of two parts. Within the module Oral Proficiency, great importance is put on practising one‘s own linguistic competence. Considerable emphasis is put on practising an active vocabulary and phraseology. Within the module Culture Studies, the culture and society of German-speaking countries is discussed based on central texts for the course.


The course is examined continuously through active participation in seminars and written assignments.

Forms of Study

Lectures, obligatory seminars and group exercises.


The Swedish grades U–VG.

To get the grade of VG for the whole course, VG is required on module 2.

Reporting of Grades:
Module 1: Oral Proficiency - 3 cr
Module 2: Culture Studies - 4.5 cr


  • German: Oral Proficiency with Phonetics and Culture Studies I, 7.5 credits. No knowledge of Swedish and English is required

Other Information

Replaces TY1051.

Equality aspects are to be considered in the content, literature, teaching and evaluation. The course will also raise awareness about and problematize sustainable development.