Centre for Continuing Education

German Course 404 (Level 16)

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

This course aims to consolidate and develop your knowledge and 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.


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

  • talk about your work experience
  • take notes about a survey
  • express assumptions and requests
  • talking about the future
  • develop a business idea and write an announcement
  • understand tips from a magazine article
  • understand texts about people with uncommon jobs
  • participate in a chat
  • write a picture story
  • understand a radio report about single parents and patchwork families
  • express your opinion in an online forum
  • proof read a text
  • understand magazine articles about the topic "love"
  • understand and talk about a literary text
  • write a short story.


This course covers the following topics:

Job descriptions

  • Wishes regarding your occupation (grammar: present and future tense)
  • Business ideas
  • Tips for a job interview (grammar: verbs with prepositions, question words)
  • Unconventional jobs

Forever and ever

  • Different lifestyles and ways of living (grammar: reflexive verbs)
  • Dating sites
  • “Love with a capital L” (grammar: relative clauses); A Virtual Romance (an email novel)

Intended audience

Suitable for B1 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

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

Aspekte Neu B1 Plus: Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch mit Audio-CD, Teil 2, by Ute Koithan, Helen Schmitz et al, ISBN 9783126050197.

Based on Units 6-7 of the prescribed text. The text is used for activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice.

Note: You will be required to purchase this exact version – Volume 2 of the textbook (Chapters 6-10).

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.