Foundation German - OUfc013



In line with its philosophy to democratise access to university education, the Open University of Mauritius offers Foundation Courses. These courses aim at better preparing learners for higher education while allowing them to meet the minimum requirements to undertake undergraduate studies. They have been carefully developed by a team of experts to ensure smooth transition to university. They also motivate learners and give them a greater chance of succeeding. They play a pivotal role in helping learners to revisit lost skills, while giving them the necessary confidence and preparatory experience they need for success at university. However, they are not intended to replace secondary school courses. On successfully completing four foundation courses (8 modules) including English through Open Distance Learning (ODL), they can join degree programmes. 
The ODL mode of delivery enables convenient self-study within a flexible framework. This mode of delivery allows learners to learn at their own pace, in their own place and time without disrupting their social, professional and domestic commitments hence, allowing them to earn while learning. 


This 80-hr self-study module course is designed to introduce the subject German as a foundation course to those who wish to be acquainted with this language. It has been designed for learners with no prior exposure to the German language and aims to develop both the written and oral skills in German. 
Upon completion of Module 1, Learners are expected to read and understand basic sentences in German. Learners are expected to have elementary conversational skills in German and a basic knowledge of the structures of the German Grammar. They should be able to ask basic questions and provide answers to personal details such as where they live, people they know and the things that they have. Module 1 prepares the learners to embark on Module 2.
Module 2 tackles more complex sentence structures and covers other aspects of the grammar.

Course Requirements:

  • SC/GCE O-level with 3 credits + 1 A-level (Applicants should be less than 25 years of age)
  • Mature candidates will be considered on their own merit.