Centre for Continuing Education

German Course 501 (Level 17)

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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 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 typical situations when shopping
  • describe a product
  • raise arguments in a discussion
  • make a complaint (both by phone and letter)
  • describe the factual text about advertisement and radio advertising
  • draft an advertising campaign
  • watch and understand a video about "consumer society"
  • talk about different types of travellers
  • comprehend an interview about a world trip
  • express doubts
  • comprehend texts about travel offers
  • ask and give information when travelling
  • write a short text about a city
  • watch and describe a movie about the German city “Erfurt”.



  • Typical situations in the supermarket
  • Things no one needs (grammar: subordinate clauses)
  • Consumption
  • Customer complaint (grammar: subjunctive II)
  • Advertisements


  • Different types of travellers
  • Travelling the world (grammar: connectors, temporal clauses)
  • A different holiday
  • Trouble on holiday (grammar: temporal prepositions)
  • A trip to Hamburg

Intended audience

Suitable for B1 level students, those who have completed all levels of German up to 404, or who have completed 395 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 1, by G. Eikenbusch et al, ISBN 9783126050180.

Based on Chapters 2 and 3 of the prescribed 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 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.

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