At the end of the course you will be able to (at level B2+ of the Common European Framework of Reference):
- Express yourself spontaneously and fluently in German, without having to look for words often;
- understand spoken language without problems in dialogues and 'the media' (tv, radio, film), even when complex dialogues or argumentation is concerned;
- express your opinion clearly on a wide range of topics- write a simple text or letter in correct German (grammar, vocabulary, style);
- understand long, complex texts, 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 German-speaking countries and your own culture in terms of values, beliefs and behavior.
The course will end with an oral and a written exam. To take part in the exam, the participants need to submit a portfolio with assignments per class.
- The language of instruction is German.
- The proficiency target level is B2+. Students with a higher proficiency level are not allowed to take this course.
- 80% attendance is required.
- Learning a language takes time! Apart from attendance and exam preparation, this course has a course load of about 6 hours per week.
- In case of insufficient enrollments, the Language Center may cancel the course.
- 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.
German: Intermediate Course, CEFR level B1+ or better B2, or a comparable level. If you have any doubts about your level of German, please contact your lecturer.
The four skills (reading, speaking, writing, and listening) will be further developed in an interactive format. On the one hand, the emphasis is on spontaneous and active use of language (discussions, presentations, different written forms) and, on the other hand, on analysing written texts and listening exercises. The point of departure will always be authentic materials, with which students will work individually and in groups.|
There is room in the personal course portfolio for individual wishes (e.g. focusing on writing or understanding texts).
8 weeks, 2 clock hours a week
Type of instructions
Oral and written exam
Type of exams