Centre for Continuing Education

German Course 402 (Level 14)

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


The aim of this course is to consolidate and improve knowledge through the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, further to those gained in previous courses. More complex grammatical structures will be introduced in order to improve all essential language skills.


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

  1. Discuss past experiences.
  2. Participate and contribute to discussions about ‘youth’.
  3. Discuss an artists' biography.
  4. Engage in political conversations.
  5. Express political views.
  6. Give a short presentation about a tourist destination.
  7. Discuss accommodation rules for tourists.
  8. Use the newly introduced and revised grammatical structures more confidently.


This course aims to improve students' ability to communicate on a variety of subjects related to the topic of Leisure Activities. These include:

  • Memory and youth (Grammar: ‘nicht/nur brauchen’ und ‘Infinitiv mit zu’)
  • Biographies and life-stories (Grammar: expressions with ‘es’)
  • Politics and society (Grammar: double conjunctions ‘weder…noch’ and ‘entweder…oder’)
  • Tourism (Grammar: double conjunction ‘je… desto’, modal particals ‘denn, doch, eigentlich’)
  • Rules and regulations (Grammar: conjunction ‘indem, sodass’).

Intended Audience

Suitable for B1 level students, those who have completed all levels of German up to 401 or those who have completed 320 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 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 16-20 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.

German Course 402 (Level 14)

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