Deutsch aktiv: A2 intensiv

This intensive trains all four language skills – speaking, writing, listening and reading – with a view to improving your oral and written communication skills in particular. Central content and topics of the A2 language level are addressed. This includes simple conversations about past events and unambiguous communication in various everyday situations (e.g. sales encounters, telephone conversations); understanding short, spoken texts (e.g. loudspeaker announcements); and writing brief, simple texts (e.g. text messages and emails). Addressed topics (reading and listening) take into account the Swiss context in which you live and work.

Focused grammar input appropriate to participants' entry level allows them to improve declination, conjugation, syntax, and the use of tenses (perfect and simple past).

Our goal is to strengthen your knowledge of German, enhance your communication skills, expand your vocabulary and recognizably optimize your language competence.

On Thursday 12.09 or Monday 16.09.2019 you can receive individual consultation about potential courses in our German semester program from the coordinator of Deutsch als Fremdsprache. You can register for such a consultation during the course.

This intensive course is complemented by additional extracurricular events that facilitate exchanges among participants across courses and languages.

Course information

This course has already taken place.
Required entry level
A1 complete
Course level
  • Monday 02.09.2019, 8:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Tuesday 03.09.2019, 8:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Wednesday 04.09.2019, 8:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Thursday 05.09.2019, 8:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Monday 09.09.2019, 8:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Tuesday 10.09.2019, 8:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Wednesday 11.09.2019, 8:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Thursday 12.09.2019, 8:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Friday 13.09.2019, 8:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Mirjam Sturm-Wewers, MA
Credit points
Registration deadline
Thursday 29.08.2019
Course fee
Students and PhD candidates: CHF 363.00
University employees: CHF 723.00
Alumni: CHF 723.00

There will be no class on Friday 6 September 2019.

Target group

This course is aimed at participants who have successfully completed the semester courses Einsteiger II and Grundkurs I, or for persons with placement results around A1/A2.

Course materials

Materials will be made available by the lecturer.

The following grammar text is recommended for self-study:

Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Grammatik aktiv: A1-B1. Üben. Hören. Sprechen. Cornelsen Verlag Berlin (ISBN: 978-3-06-023972-6).

Further details will be found in the course confirmation. Please do not acquire the course materials before then.


Requirements for acquisition of credit points

In order to receive credit points, candidates will

  • not be absent more than once,
  • take an active part in the course,
  • do homework.

You can get a total of 2 credit points.

Students are assessed by means of a portfolio (pass/fail).


± 390 minutes / week

Certificate of attendance

In order to receive a certificate of attendance (available on request) for this course, you are not allowed to be absent more than maximum one time.

Placement test

This course requires either an obligatory computer placement test or completion of a preceding course. If you have not attended a preceding course, a computer placement test has to be taken prior to registration.

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