Faculty of Arts


German Language Intermediate 1


This course is designed for students who have passed GERMAN 102 or have achieved in all standards entered for German NCEA Level 3, or have acquired language competence through a stay or exchange in a German-speaking country. 

The approach is communicative with German used wherever possible as the language of instruction. In conjunction with GERMAN 201, this course prepares you for the Zertifikat Deutsch B1 offered by the Goethe Institut.

With successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the main points of clear spoken or written communication on familiar matters regularly encountered in daily and university-related life
  • Deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken
  • Produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest
  • Describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans


Coursework + exam

Availability 2021

Semester 1




  • Michaela Perlmann-Balme / Susanne Schwalb: Sicher! Kursbuch Niveau B1+, Ismaning: Hueber Verlag 2012
  • Michaela Perlmann-Balme / Susanne Schwalb: Sicher! Arbeitsbuch Niveau B1+, Ismaning: Hueber Verlag 2012

Recommended Reading

  • Hilke Dreyer/ Richard Schmitt: A Practice Grammar of German, Ismaning,: Hueber Verlag 2008
  • Harper Collins German Dictionary German/English, English/German (Collins, 2000) or
  • Oxford German Dictionary: Ger./Eng., Eng./Ger. (Oxford University Press, 2008)


Coursework + exam


GERMAN 200: 15.0 points


GERMAN 102 or approval of Academic Head or nominee


GERMAN 104. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

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