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Course module: 830250-B-3
German Upper-Intermediate Course
Course info
Course module830250-B-3
Credits (ECTS)3
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 2
Course mode
Registration openfrom 07/01/2020 11:00 up to and including 19/01/2020 12:00
At the end of the course you will be able to:
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Required Prerequisites
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).

Type of instructions
8 weeks, 2 clock hours a week

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 Upper-Intermediate Course
Required materials
Course material is available on Canvas
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