Centre for Continuing Education

German Conversation Course: Intermediate B1

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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)

Our intermediate German conversation course will help you to apply theoretical language skills and express yourself in typical everyday situations.

This class complements existing intermediate language classes where you may have limited opportunity to practice speaking skills. This is also a great course for intermediate speakers who feel they are ‘rusty’ and have ‘forgotten a lot’.

In addition to class activity, you are encouraged to use some of the many online and self-study tools in your leisure time.


This course aims to equip you with confidence in using language patterns you’ve learned in class and provides an opportunity to practise what you have learnt know with people at your language level.


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

  • confidently use German when the opportunity arises, without fear of making mistakes
  • master everyday situations in an authentic German- speaking environment
  • express your thoughts on various questions and express your opinion
  • negotiate solutions in a conversation with a variety of perspectives
  • comprehend and relate to other people’s thoughts and viewpoints.


The course content aligns with textbook topics (outline) from Levels 6-16 at CCE (please refer to the CCE German webpage). You will work with the vocabulary and structures covered in those classes and practice expressing your thoughts and opinions.

The conversation in this course covers the following topics:

  • jobs and work life
  • living arrangements
  • health, fitness and nutrition
  • shopping and travel
  • culture and arts.

Intended audience

Students of B1 German classes. The course is adjusted to the specific and individual language skills of the people attending.


German Levels A1 and A2 or equivalent.

Delivery style

Conversation practice: guided conversation; individual short presentation; pair work; group work; class discussion.


Materials will be supplied in-class, with occasional references to the standard textbook, Menschen A2.

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.


  • Expert trainer
  • Small class size (~20 max)
  • Central location

Language courses are offered in four terms each year during January, April, July and October.

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