German is spoken by around 100 million people and is the one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. Undoubtedly, the country Germany pioneers in the field of mechanical engineering, other sciences, philosophy and many other disciplines. Hence, this course receives high demand from the students across campus and outside. This course is structured according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Levels and duration of the course
The course is designed to make students competent in the fundamentals of the language and to develop basic communication skills (speaking, writing, listening and reading). It also emphasizes on the lexical, grammatical and sociocultural contents and enables to interact with at the beginner’s level A1, which requires of 6 hours of classes a week.
The course level A2 touches upon the intricacies and nuances in the language at an intermediate level. At this level, students will acquire competencies in formal communication (common phrases, writing formal emails, et al), practice of day-to-day usage of the language as well as understanding intercultural communication that helps to deal with people and language. This level requires 8 hours of classes a week.
At the end of the courses, the students will be able to understand and use familiar expressions and basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of immediate needs; introduce self, others, share info, and ask questions; answer as well; engage in simple and clear conversation and deal with native speakers and carry out simple written correspondence.
Attendance and evaluation (for all the programs offered by the Centre)
Every student must maintain an attendance record of at least 75 per cent in every course, including lectures and tutorials.
Performance of the students is evaluated on a continuous basis. Evaluation components and patterns are provided by the concerned faculty members. A student would be evaluated on class/tutorial participation, assignments, class tests, quizzes, mid and end semester examinations or a combination of these for a total marks of 100 for each course that contribute to the final grade awarded for the course.