Centre for Continuing Education

German Course 303 (Level 11)

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Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

Suitable for those who have completed all levels up to 302 or 245 hours of recent face to face tuition.


This course (first of level B1) aims to consolidate and develop knowledge, speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, further to what has been gained in the previous A1 and A2 courses. It also aims to introduce more complex grammatical structures in order to improve all essential language skills.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Utilise the new vocabulary on the above topics.
  2. Express and discuss their own views and ideas on topics covered in class.
  3. Characterise people’s attitudes and traits.
  4. Comment on statistics, describe and analyse diagrams and graphics.
  5. Negotiate complaints in a customer service context.
  6. Use the newly introduced future tense confidently.
  7. Express predictions about the future.


The course covers the following topics:

  • Friendships, character traits (Grammar: adjectives as nouns)
  • Employment and job history (Grammar: revision of simple past)
  • Can your work be your passion? (Grammar: relative clauses in the dative case, dative prepositions)
  • Customer Service (Grammar: conjunctions such as obwohl/trotzdem)
  • Future and Technology (Grammar: future tense – Futur 1)

Intended Audience

Suitable for B1 level students, those who have completed all levels of German up to 302 or those who have completed 245 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery Style

The course is delivered as a series of interactive sessions where active participation is encouraged. Each session is conducted in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Prescribed Text

MENSCHEN B1 Coursebook with DVD-Rom by Braun-Podeschwa et al. (Max Hueber Verlag), ISBN 9783191019037

MENSCHEN B1 Workbook with 2 Audio CDs by Wortberg (Max Hueber Verlag), ISBN 9783191119034

Based on Units 1-5 of the prescribed text. The text is used for activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice.

Optional Text:

MENSCHEN B1 Vocabulary in German by Fleer (Max Hueber Verlag), ISBN 9783197319032

Textbooks should only be purchased after confirmation is received from us. This usually occurs up to 5 days prior to commencement.

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Please Note

Selected Language and Culture 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.

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German Course 303 (Level 11)

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