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The German language courses of the University of Groningen Language Centre focus on speaking and understanding German in everyday situations that you might come across in Germany. A German language course can help you to update your half-forgotten skills or to expand your existing skills.

Language of Instruction

The target language is the language of instruction as much as possible. When necessary, the course is taught in Dutch and/or English.


online courses

These courses will be taught as an online interactive group course via Blackboard Collaborate; our online classroom for the coming period! One lesson lasts 90 minutes. Per lesson you should count on 2-3 hours of self-study. Read here everything you can expect from an online language course.


Schedule and registration

Level A2 > A2/B1

Level A2 > A2/B1 is for participants with basic knowledge of German, who have had around 2 years of German at secondary school. You still have a basic knowledge of German and can participate in a simple conversation about familiar topics of your interest. You can also read and write short, simple notes, messages and letters and are able to find relevant information in short texts.

This course is the lowest level we offer in German, we do not offer a German beginner's course with starting level 0.

Course Material   

The course material is not included in the course fee and is not available at the Language Centre.

For native speakers of Dutch:

  • Kontext Woordenschat met oefeningen
    ISBN 978-94-6030-0165
    PublisherIntertaal
  • Kortom Duitse grammatica
    Henk Mangnus (Walvaboek)
    ISBN: 978 9066750678

For non-native speakers of Dutch:

  • Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Lextra: Grund- und Aufbauwortschatz. (Cornelsen)
    ISBN 978-3-589-01559-7
  • A German grammar book in your mother tongue

Nestor

You will also be using online course material in Nestor, the blackboard learning environment of the University of Groningen.

Level A2/B1 > B1

Level A2/B1 > B1 is for participants who have taken the Level A2 > A2/B1 German course at the Language Centre or who have reached a comparable level of proficiency. You are able to cope with most everyday situations when you are in a German-speaking country. You can understand the main points of conversations about personal matters, family, work, school and spare time, as well as the main points of radio or television programmes about current affairs that interest you. You can write simple texts about familiar or personally relevant topics and are able to understand texts that contain many frequently used or work-related words.

Course Material   

The course material is not included in the course fee and is not available at the Language Centre.

For native speakers of Dutch:

  • Kontext Woordenschat met oefeningen
    ISBN 978-94-6030-0165
    PublisherIntertaal
  • Kortom Duitse grammatica
    Henk Mangnus (Walvaboek)
    ISBN: 978 9066750678

For non-native speakers of Dutch:

  • Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Lextra: Grund- und Aufbauwortschatz. (Cornelsen)
    ISBN 978-3-589-01559-7
  • A German grammar book in your mother tongue

Nestor

You will also be using online course material in Nestor, the blackboard learning environment of the University of Groningen.

Level B1 > B1/B2

Level B1 > B1/B2 is for participants who have taken the German course A2/B1 > B1 or have a similar level. You are able to give short reasons and explanations for your ideas and opinions, and to tell a story or relate the plot of a book or film and give your opinion about it.  You can also understand the main points of a conversation about personal matters, family, work, school and spare time.

German Office Hour

If you want to register and you have not previously taken a German course at the Language Centre, we advise you to visit the office hour to discuss with a teacher which course would suit you best, but this is not mandatory. Please note that you can already register for the course you are interested in. The office hour is held by telephone or Google Meet. As the registration for our courses is closed, we do not offer office hours at the moment.

You can also determine your starting level of a language training online and in your own time with the placement test. This test gives a global indication of your level for your own reference, for a more personal advice visit our office hour.

Course Material   

The course material is not included in the course fee and is not available at the Language Centre.

For native speakers of Dutch:

  • Kontext Woordenschat met oefeningen
    ISBN 978-94-6030-0165
    Publisher Intertaal
  • Kortom Duitse grammatica
    Henk Mangnus (Walvaboek)
    ISBN: 978 9066750678
  • Tschick
    Wolfgang Herrndorf
    ISBN 978-3-499-25635-6

For non-native speakers of Dutch:

  • Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Lextra: Grund- und Aufbauwortschatz. (Cornelsen)
    ISBN 978-3-589-01559-7
  • A German grammar book in your mother tongue
  • Tschick
    Wolfgang Herrndorf
    ISBN 978-3-499-25635-6

Nestor

You will also be using online course material in Nestor, the blackboard learning environment of the University of Groningen.

Level B1/B2 > B2

Level B1/B2 > B2 is for participants who have taken the German course B1 > B1/B2 or have a similar level.  You are able to understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. and to deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.  You can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

German Office Hour

If you want to register and you have not previously taken a German course at the Language Centre, we advise you to visit the office hour to discuss with a teacher which course would suit you best, but this is not mandatory. Please note that you can already register for the course you are interested in. The office hour is held by telephone or Google Meet. As the registration for our courses is closed, we do not offer office hours at the moment.

You can also determine your starting level of a language training online and in your own time with the placement test. This test gives a global indication of your level for your own reference, for a more personal advice visit our office hour.

Course Material   

The course material is not included in the course fee and is not available at the Language Centre.

For native speakers of Dutch:

  • Kontext Woordenschat met oefeningen
    ISBN 978-94-6030-0165
    Publisher Intertaal
  • Kortom Duitse grammatica
    Henk Mangnus (Walvaboek)
    ISBN: 978 9066750678
  • Alles richtig gemacht
    Author: Gregor Sander
    Publisher: Penguin Verlag
    ISBN: 978-3-328-60667-3

For non-native speakers of Dutch:

  • Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Lextra: Grund- und Aufbauwortschatz. (Cornelsen)
    ISBN 978-3-589-01559-7
  • A German grammar book in your mother tongue
  • Alles richtig gemacht
    Author: Gregor Sander
    Publisher: Penguin Verlag
    ISBN: 978-3-328-60667-3

Nestor

You will also be using online course material in Nestor, the blackboard learning environment of the University of Groningen.

Rates

Student Discount Full
€ 250 € 360 € 390
Optional Rosetta Stone account for online independent study: € 105


Rosetta Stone

Use a Rosetta Stone account for online independent study besides one of our language courses, to keep working on your language skills during and after the course. This is not compulsory for our language courses and will not be used by the teacher.


test

Determine the starting level of a language training online and in your own time with the placement test! This test gives a global indication of your level for your own reference, for a more personal advice visit our office hour.


newsletter

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5-day

Interested in a short intensive training? We also offers special intensive 5 day German language courses.

Last modified:07 October 2020 1.54 p.m.
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