Centre for Continuing Education

German Course 404 (Level 16)

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If you want to learn to speak German, our German classes are ideal for adult learners to enjoy a practical and social experience while you learn German language and culture. Learn German the smart way with German courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

Level B2 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.


This course covers the following topics:

  • ‘Die Grundrechte’: Basic German rights/laws
  • Duties and rights of citizens
  • How to complain politlely and write letters of complaint
  • Expressing assumptions and giving advice

Also covers the following grammar points:

  • ‘Infinitiv mit zu’ in present, and present perfect tenses
  • Revision: 'Konjunktiv II'

Intended Audience

Suitable for B2 level students, those who have completed all levels of German up to 403 or those who have completed 370 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 classroom setting.

Prescribed text

Studio d B2/1 Die Mittelstufe, by Funk et al (Cornelsen), Kurs- und Übungsbuch + CD, ISBN 978-3-06-020094-8

Based on Units 3-4 of the above text. The text is used for activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice.

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.