Centre for Continuing Education

German Course 201 (Level 5)

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COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses both online and in-person. Please check the delivery format for each class before you enrol.

Please note that course materials for all classes (excluding prescribed textbooks) are shared electronically within 48 hours of a course starting. Printing is not available.

Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

This course will expand on the work of all German Level 100 courses (or equivalent). Your skills will be furthered through various class activities that teach you how to use your language skills for problem solving, asking and offering help, talking about future plans, learning how to engage in small-talk in German, and how to write creatively.


By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • comprehend various (social etc.) guidelines and directions
  • use various registers to express your opinion
  • talk about clothes and compare items
  • give reasons to justify and substantiate statements
  • talk about the weather
  • talk about contrary-to-fact issues, using the subjunctive form.


This course covers the following topics:

  • traffic and environmental conventions and rules
  • “his shoes are the best”: clothing, comparison and evaluation
  • at a party: small talk and gossip in German
  • Imperative in German: giving commands
  • ‘dropped into the water’: weather talk, write a postcard
  • “If I could I would celebrate every day”: invite people, congratulate and express wishes.

Intended audience

Suitable for A1 level students, those who have completed all levels of German up to 104 or 95 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery style

Delivered as a series of interactive sessions where active participation is encouraged. Each session is conducted in a friendly and relaxed classroom setting.

Prescribed text

MENSCHEN A1 Coursebook with DVD-Rom by Evans et al. (Max Hueber Verlag), ISBN 9783191019013

MENSCHEN A1 Workbook with 2 Audio CDs by Glas-Peters et al. (Max Hueber Verlag), ISBN 9783191119010

Based on Units 21-24 of the prescribed text. The text is used for activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice.

Optional text

MENSCHEN A1 Vocabulary/Glossary by Ozorowska and Schwingshackl (Max Hueber Verlag), ISBN 9783190519019

Textbooks should only be purchased after confirmation is received from us. This usually occurs up to five days prior to commencement.

Suggested textbook suppliers


Language Book Centre

Take your enrolment confirmation and a copy of this page to the Language Book Centre to receive a 10% discount off the price of the recommended text.

Please note that in some cases, our suggested supplier may not stock your prescribed text. Please check stock availability prior to signing up for any membership.

Please note

Selected courses that teach spoken language may include use of language immersion (course instruction in the selected language) as part of the training strategy.


Language courses are offered in four terms each year during January, April, July and October.

Apply for the language repeat discount.

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