Practical German 2

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Objectives and content

  • Listening skills: Class dialogues and language laboratory classes with many audio fragments which make you acquainted with the German language.
  • Speaking skills: Conversation and interaction are an essential part of the course. New grammatical items are taught and further practised within a communicative context. The emphasis is put on the acquisition of daily speech acts (giving directions, introducing yourself, inviting somebody, etc.).
  • Reading skills: In this first level, simple authentic everyday texts are read. They enable you to acquire new structures and vocabulary, but they also lead to simple conversations.
  • Writing skills: At the end of the course, you will be able to write short and simple e-mails. You can also fill out forms with personal information.

Required prior knowledge

For participants with very good prior knowledge of Dutch, no prior knowledge is needed due to the close connection between German and Dutch. For participants with limited prior knowledge of Dutch, prior knowledge is needed (level A1): Speaking German is difficult: you can form a number of short sentences and your vocabulary range is limited to very general topics. You understand German speakers when they speak slowly and clearly. When reading general texts in German, you notice that many words and structures are unfamiliar to you. When writing German, you only use short, simple sentences. You are familiar with the present tense. 


There is a placement test and a final test.
During the first session, you take an orientation test. This way, the teacher can give more information about the feasability of the course (level, progression, etc.). You can be referred to a different course based on the outcome of the orientation test but you can only take that course if places are available.

Course materials

Special information: If you want to get an idea of your knowledge of German you can do the test at

UCT course book. You will receive this book from your language teacher in class.

Recommended books:

  • Krijgsman, Arjan: Prisma Taalbeheersing Basisgrammatica Duits
  • Langenscheidt Grosswörterbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache, München: Langenscheidt-Verlag
  • Langenscheidt Taschenwörterbuch Niederländisch-Deutsch, München: Langenscheidt-Verlag
  • Lodder, H.G. (2004): Basisgrammatica Duits, Bussum: Coutinho

When you buy one of these books at Standaard Boekhandel, Kouter 31, 9000 Gent, you will receive a discount of 10% on the official price. Make sure to mention that you take a language course at the UCT.

Are you already registered for this course? Check out our FAQ ‘What to do after my registration?’.

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07/08/2023 - 21/08/2023

Time 13:00 - 16:00
Days Mon->Fri
Location Veyrac 3