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Learning languages online
The Modern Language Center (ZEMS) of Technische Universität Berlin offers two "Small Private Online Courses" (SPOC) for all ENHANCE members in French and Italian.
All members of the universities of the ENHANCE Alliance are invited to participate. The course fee is based on the ZEMS fee schedule (64,00 € for TU students, 120,00 € for external students). The number of participants per course is limited to 15-60.
Detailed information on the courses can be found below. Registration takes place directly at the ZEMS. For questions about the courses and registration, please contact Jean-Philippe Hashold directly.

Italian

The course Italian A1 (4 SWS) leads to level A1 of the CEFR. It has been designed as a Small Private Online Course (SPOC). If you are not sure whether the course is right for you after having read the explanation, please contact us.

Access requirements: For beginners / false beginners

Teaching material: Al dente 1 (A1), Libro dello studente + esercizi + CD + DVD. For more information about the textbook, please visit the website of the editor. All editions have the same content. Please get the teaching material before the course starts!

Format: The course takes place in semi-intensive format from 25/10/2022 to 10/01/2023 as a Small Private Online Course exclusively online asynchronously on the platform moodle and synchronously via Zoom. It is aimed at students who are ready to acquire Italian language skills from zero to A1 quickly and independently. Students are guided through the Al Dente 1 textbook with the help of digital learning paths and discover the structures of the Italian language independently. Partner and group work is encouraged through appropriate tasks and moderated forums. Each unit is followed by an hour of conversation on Zoom. Organizational and technical support is provided throughout the course.

Zoom sessions take place at 08:30 am according to the following schedule:

25/10/2022 Course introduction
01/11/2022 Conversation Unit 1
08/11/2022 Conversation Unit 2
15/11/2022 Conversation Unit 3
22/11/2022 Conversation Unit 4
29/11/2022 Conversation Unit 5
06/12/2022 Conversation Unit 6
13/12/2022 Conversation Unit 7
03/01/2023 Conversation Unit 8
10/01/2023 Exam (or 12/01/2023)

Attendance: Regular attendance is compulsory from the first day of the course (minimum 80% of the learning paths and 3 of 4 written productions inclusive peer review).

Finale Grade: the end-of-term exam consists of four parts representing each 25% of the final grade (reading comprehension, listening comprehension, oral competence, written competence). You can achieve 100 points (100 %).

Workload: The course is credited at TU with 6 ECTS (100 hours of attendance, 50 hours of preparation and revision, 30 hours of examination and examination preparation).

Enroll procedure: Create first an account on the learning platform https://moodle.zems.tu-berlin.de/. Then contact hashold(at)zems.tu-berlin.de via E-Mail and provide proof of enrolment at an ENHANCE university.

Recognition: We cannot guaranty that the course will be completely recognized in your curriculum at your university. In order to give you some support by this process we deliver at the end of the course a certificate mentioning Learning objectives and outcomes, achieved points in the exam (in percentage), workload with detailed work hours and ECTS.

After completing the booking process, please visit the course area https://moodle.zems.tu-berlin.de/ for further information.

 

French

The course French A1 (4 SWS) leads to level A1 of the CEFR. It has been designed as a Small Private Online Course (SPOC). If you are not sure whether the course is right for you after having read the explanation, please contact us.

Access requirements: For beginners / false beginners

Teaching material: Défi 1 (A1) Livre de l'élève + CD and Défi 1 (A1) Cahier d'exercices + MP3 téléchargeables. For more information about the textbook and the workbook, please visit the website of the editor. All editions have the same content. Please get the teaching material before the course starts!

Format: The course takes place from 25/10/2022 to 10/01/2023 as a Small Private Online Course exclusively online asynchronously on the platform moodle and synchronously via Zoom. It is aimed at students who are ready to acquire French language skills from zero to A1 quickly and independently. Students are guided through the Défi 1 textbook with the help of digital learning paths and discover the structures of the French language independently. Partner and group work is encouraged through appropriate tasks and moderated forums. Each unit is followed by an hour of conversation on Zoom. Organizational and technical support is provided throughout the course.

Zoom sessions take place at 10:00 am according to the following schedule:

25/10/2022 Course introduction
01/11/2022 Conversation Unit 1
08/11/2022 Conversation Unit 2
15/11/2022 Conversation Unit 3
22/11/2022 Conversation Unit 4
29/11/2022 Conversation Unit 5
06/12/2022 Conversation Unit 6
13/12/2022 Conversation Unit 7
03/01/2023 Conversation Unit 8
10/01/2023 Exam (or 12/01/2023)

Attendance: Regular attendance is compulsory from the first day of the course (minimum 80% of the learning paths and 3 of 4 written productions inclusive peer review).

Finale Grade: the end-of-term exam consists of four parts representing each 25% of the final grade (reading comprehension, listening comprehension, oral competence, written competence). You can achieve 100 points (100%).

Workload: The course is credited at TU Berlin with 6 ECTS (100 hours of attendance, 50 hours of preparation and revision, 30 hours of examination and examination preparation).

Enroll procedure: Create first an account on the learning platform https://moodle.zems.tu-berlin.de/. Then contact hashold(at)zems.tu-berlin.de via E-Mail and provide proof of enrolment at an ENHANCE university.

Recognition: We cannot guaranty that the course will be completely recognized in your curriculum at your university. In order to give you some support by this process we deliver at the end of the course a certificate mentioning Learning objectives and outcomes, achieved points in the exam (in percentage), workload with detailed work hours and ECTS.

After completing the booking process, please visit the course area https://moodle.zems.tu-berlin.de/ for further information.

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