Centre for Continuing Education

German Course 503 (Level 19)

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: arrangement of our courses

Some of our courses have moved to online delivery. We aim to continue to deliver a high-quality educational experience through interactive, online classes in real-time. If you are currently enrolled in a course with us, we will be in touch soon with options for your enrolment.

Please note that for online classes, all course materials will be shared electronically. No printed resources will be available.

Level B2 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:

  • grasp the complexity of the German word and concept of Heimat
  • express your opinion on topics issues such as immigration
  • read and understand a text about nonverbal communication
  • make comparisons
  • assemble suitable arguments based on an article
  • discuss how language learning at an early age works
  • use new figures of speech effectively
  • comprehend an interview with a person who has a gift for languages
  • talk about the weather in a social setting
  • listen to a radio talk and take notes on the content
  • understand the difference between positive and negative criticism
  • role-play an argument in a constructive manner.


Heimat (home, homeland, native country)

  • The concept of Heimat
  • Immigration: a new home in Germany
  • A multilingual country: Switzerland
  • A cultural perspective on immigration: the German-Turkish film director: Fatih Akin
  • Grammar: sentence structure, word order and negation

Communication: talk to me!

  • Non-verbal communication
  • Reading and discussing an article
  • Early language learning: how do children learn a foreign language?
  • Smalltalk topics such as ‘talking about the weather’: listening to a radio feature
  • Role-play: debating an argument
  • Grammar: ‘es’ (various meanings), subordinate clauses: double conjunctions of comparison

Intended audience

Suitable for B2 level students, those who have completed all levels of German up to 502 or those 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 Plus: Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch mit Audio-CD, Teil 1, by G. Eikenbusch et al, ISBN 9783126050180.

Based on Chapters 6-7 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.

Apply for the language repeat discount.

German Course 503 (Level 19)

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