3.90.118 German Language & Society


The course will be organized by the Uni Oldenburg Language Centre.

Sessions from early September to late November.

This introductory course will welcome students to Germany by providing them with simple language skills and practical knowledge about living here.

Sessions during the IP
We will start with elementary German skills as we get to know one another in the group, then discuss in English practical issues about life in Oldenburg, including transportation, shopping, environmental protection, proper trash disposal, culture and entertainment. The third session will then broaden our focus to daily life in Germany, including banking, the train system, academic life, political structure, medical and social services.

Sessions in October/November
The bulk of the course is eight (weekly) sessions of two hours each. Language topics include meeting and greeting people, spelling, numbers, asking for directions and handling emergencies. Cultural topics include attitudes toward time, levels of formality and permissiveness, friendships, invitations, public and private space, customs and holidays.



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