General information

Module title Learn German Through Pop Music A1+
Language English, German
Module lecturer Monika Marcinkowska
Lecturer's email bentos@amu.edu.pl
Lecturer position M.A.
Faculty Foreign Languages Teaching Centre
Semester 2022/2023 (summer)
Duration 30
ECTS 4
USOS code 31-LEARNGERMAN-PIE

Timetable

Module aim (aims)

The course offers a unique approach to learning vocabulary and grammar through contemporary German pop music. It is full of interesting topics to motivate and challenge the participants and introduces them to language that is relevant to their lives.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Level A1 in German language

Syllabus

Week 1: Numbers in German pop songs - Zahlen 1-100

Week 2: Shopping in Berlin - Einkaufen in Berlin

Week 3: Food and drinks in German pop songs - Essen und Trinken

Week 4: Time expressions in German pop songs - Temporale Ausdrücke (Wochentage, heute, morgen)

Week 5: Jobs in German pop songs - Berufe      

Week 6: Animals and nature in German pop songs - Tiernamen und Natur

Week 7: Daily routines in German pop songs - Tagesabläufe                   

Week 8: Comparisons in German pop songs - Adjektivkomparation und Vergleichsätze

Week 9: Negation in German pop songs - Negationen (nein, kein, nicht)

Week 10: Modal verbs in German pop songs - Modalverben (können, wollen, müssen)      

Week 11: What does Denglish mean? What are "false friends"? - Was bedeutet Denglish? Was sind "falsche Freunde"?

Week 12: Bodyparts in German pop songs - Körperteile  

Week 13: Prepositions in German pop songs - Präpositionen (ohne, mit)  

Week 14: Project: My favourite German song - Projekt: Mein Lieblingslied

Week 15: Project: My favourite German song - Projekt: Mein Lieblingslied

Reading list

  1. deutschmusikblog.de
  2. Step into German goethe.de
  3. Podcasts: Slow German, DW