Centre for Continuing Education

German Course 503 (Level 19)

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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)

Join us for this intermediate German course and further develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. We will introduce more complex grammatical structures and practice conversation skills by taking on more complex, pre-selected topics. The conversation skills learnt are transferable to other topics.

This intermediate course will prepare you to take on higher levels of German language study and is suitable for you if you have completed all levels of German up to 502, or who have completed 445 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.


Our aim for this course is that you can confidently interact in a number of real-world contexts: from writing a business plan and conversing on various topics, to paraphrasing radio content and literary texts. You will finish this course with an improved understanding of German grammar, and a better sense of the use reflexive verbs and relative clauses.


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

  • talk about your employment/job experience
  • express what your dream job would be like
  • develop a business concept and write a business plan
  • write a job application using appropriate terminology
  • listen to a radio talk and take notes on the content
  • use Futur I and Present tense for various ways to talk about the future.
  • make better sense of prepositional adverbs and interrogatives
  • listen to a radio feature and comprehend it better (improved listening skills)
  • discuss the concept of patchwork families and other modern ways of life
  • express your opinion in writing on topics such as happiness and life fulfillment
  • read, analyse and interpret a literary text by using literary techniques
  • make better sense of the use of reflexive verbs and relative clauses.


The world of employment: occupations-professions-jobs

  • Job experience: expectations versus reality
  • Developing a business concept
  • Job applications
  • Profiles of unusual professions
  • Grammar: Futur I, verbs and prepositions, prepositional adverbs and interrogatives

Different ways of life: 'Forever – for good and all'

  • A radio feature about patchwork families and single parents
  • Writing your opinion on Happiness in an online forum
  • A newspaper article on ‘the big love’ – read and understand
  • Eine virtuelle Romanze - read excerpts of the novel and discuss the literary text
  • Grammar: revision of reflexive verbs and relative clauses

Intended audience

Suitable for B1 level students, those who have completed all levels of German up to 502, or who have completed 445 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: Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch mit Audio-CD, Teil 2, by Ute Koithan, Tanja Mayr-Sieber et al, ISBN 978-3-12-605019-7.

Based on Chapters 6 and 7 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.

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