Practical German 4

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Objectives and content

  • Communication skills are key to this course: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Special emphasis is put on talking freely. To achieve this, we use the grammar and vocabulary items that were covered in the two previous levels as a basis. Using current topics and themes from both personal and work life, we practise the various skills and broaden specific grammar topics.
  • Topics: (dealing with) language, work life, the media, healthy living, film, characteristics, etc.
  • Grammar: sentence structure and linking words, the passive, etc.
  • Vocabulary: focus on expanding the basic vocabulary with idiomatic expressions and on recognizing 'false friends'

Required prior knowledge

The required level of prior knowledge for this course is B1.

  • You already have good prior knowledge of German: You can have an argumentative conversation and give a short presentation on a familiar topic, albeit with mistakes.
  • You can write a simple text, such as a formal or informal letter, albeit with mistakes. You can understand the gist of a spoken text, e.g. a news broadcast.
  • You can understand a written text on a familiar topic and you are able to find the key points of a text on an unfamiliar topic.
  • You are familiar with the following items of basic grammar: the cases and their functions, adjective endings, present and past tenses, Konjunktiv II.


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
  • Luger, Urs und Borbein, Volker: Grosses Übungsbuch DeutschWortschatz: Max Hueber 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.

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Schedule and subscribe

15/02/2023 - 17/05/2023 Almost full

Time 19:00 - 21:30
Days Wed
Location Veyrac 3