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Course module: 820122-B-6
German Intermediate Course
Course info
Course module820122-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionDutch, English, German
Offered byTilburg University; Language Center; AS: Language Center Foreign Languages; AS: Language Center Foreign Languages;
Is part of-
Mag. S.C. Bongen
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2019
Starting block
SM 1/  SM 2
Course mode
Registration openfrom 07/08/2019 11:00 up to and including 21/08/2019 12:00
At the end of the course you will be able to (at level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference):
  • engage in longer and nuanced conversations in which you can clearly express and argue your opinion;
  • understand spoken language, also when the topic is outside your immediate experience;
  • write a simple e-mail in correct German (grammar, vocabulary, style);
  • understand descriptive, informative texts in greater detail, in which you can identify the intentions of the author and certain nuances in the language.
  • recognize some of the differences and similarities between the culture of German-speaking countries and your own culture in terms of values, beliefs and behavior.
After completing this course, you will be ready to join the course German: Upper-Intermediate Course.
  • If you have any doubts about your level of German, please contact the lecturer.
  • The language of instruction is German.
  • The proficiency target level is B1. Students with a higher proficiency level are not allowed to take this course.
  • Learning a language takes time! Apart from attendance and exam preparation, this course has a course load of about 8 hours per week.
  • There is an 80% attendance requirement for this course.
  • The Language Centre reserves the right to cancel the course should enrolment numbers prove to be insufficient.
  • German Advanced aims to highlight also the differences and similarities between students' own culture and the cultures of german-speaking countries in terms of values, beliefs and behavior.
Books can be ordered on

Required Prerequisites
3 years of German in secondary school or at least CEFR-level A2+
There will be reading, listening, and writing assignments, as well as different speaking assignments (monologues, dialogues, discussions, and presentations).Grammar and vocabulary will be practiced to achieve correct language use. At the end of the course, you will write an essay, which serves as the basis for the oral exam.

Type of instructions
13 x 3 hour seminar

Type of exams
Oral and written exam
Course available for exchange students
Available for all levels
Contact person
J.P.G.M. Smits
Timetable information
German Intermediate Course
Required materials
Books can be ordered on
Title:Mittelpunkt neu B1+, Deutsch als Fremdsprache für Fortgeschrittene
Author:B.Braun, S. Dengler, N. Fügert, S Hohmann
Publisher:Klett (Ernst) Verlag,Stuttgart.
Recommended materials
German-Dutch, Dutch-German dictionary (preferably, Prisma, Kramer, Van Dale)
Title:Grammatica Duits
Author:Maes, K. & Sweep, J.
Publisher:Van Dale, 2016

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