Austrian Language and Culture (Beginner)

Brief description

Course book of " 1/A1.1. Schritte PLUS neu. Deutsch als Zweitsprache. Kurs- und Arbeitsbuch. Österreich", certain additional materials.

Mode of delivery

face to face



Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

Daniela Niebisch, Sylvette Penning-Hiemstra, Franz Specht, „Schritte plus Neu 1 – Österreich“, Kursbuch + Arbeitsbuch mit Audio-CD zum Arbeitsbuch, Hueber Verlag GmBH 2016.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Various exercises to develop various skills (from receptive to productive skills), station learning/learning circle, TPR (= total physical response).

Assessment methods and criteria

1. Attendance is registered in accordance with the attendance list generated by the CIS. If previously excused, substantiated and exceptional absence (e.g. due to clashes with another course, where an examination must be taken) is accepted.
2. Participation: requires an active participation in the classroom, questions of any kind (grammar, geography, vocabulary ...) even beyond the course contents are expressly welcome.
3. Homework: is given after each class in the form of in-depth grammar exercises and one writing assignment. The delivery of home assignments is obligatory; the return of the corrected tasks takes place at the beginning of the next course.
4. Final test

  • Attendence and participation: max. 50 points
  • Homework: max. 25 points
  • Final test: max. 25 points

Prerequisites and co-requisites

No prerequisites except to dominate the lingua franca English, which is used in this beginner´s course for explanations.


Degree programme

International Programme


International Programme

ECTS Credits


Language of instruction




Academic year



1 SS



Learning outcome

After A.1.1 the student should be able to greet, to ask and understand simple questions, to talk about him/herself, about what he/she does in his/her spare time and professionally, to talk about his/her family, to make appointments, to say and understand numbers and time, to understand, when people talk about their daily routine or about what they did the day before.

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