Centre for Continuing Education

German Course 304 (Level 12)

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

This course (second of level B1) aims to consolidate and improve your knowledge through the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, further to those gained in the previous A2 courses. More complex grammatical structures will be introduced in order to improve all essential language skills.


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

  • utilise your new vocabulary on the topics covered below
  • engage in simple dinner party ‘small talk’ conversations
  • express and discuss the pros and cons of having a pet
  • make statements about job related preferences
  • prepare a professional presentation by using appropriate vocabulary and terminology
  • articulate disappointment about passed opportunities
  • use the newly introduced grammatical topics confidently.


This course covers the following topics:

  • dinner parties: professional and private (grammar: conjunction falls)
  • pets: the pros and cons (grammar: sentence structure with Infinitiv mit zu)
  • finding your perfect profession (grammar: conjunctions da, während, bevor)
  • healthy lifestyle options (grammar: adjective declension – comparatives/superlatives)
  • missed opportunities (grammar: past tense subjunctive).

Intended audience

Suitable for B1 level students, those who have completed all levels of German up to 303 or those who have completed 270 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 B1 Coursebook by Braun-Podeschwa et al. (Max Hueber Verlag), ISBN 9783192119033

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

Based on Units 6-10 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 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.

What others say.

  • An excellent teacher who made all the lessons fun. Enjoyed this course thoroughly.

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