German Language Intermediate 2

Please note: this is archived course information from 2020 for GERMAN 201.


This course is for students who have a solid background in reading, writing, speaking and listening in German. It aims to develop these skills and to increase your cultural knowledge. Classes will be conducted in German. The course also prepares you for the Goethe Institute's Zertifikat Deutsch B1, which is an internationally recognised certificate of language proficiency in German.

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

View the course syllabus

Availability 2020

Semester 2


Lecturer(s) Dr Steele Burrow


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).

Martin Durrell: Using German Synonyms. New York: Cambridge University Press 2000.

Martin Durrell, A.E. Hammer: Hammer’s German Grammar and Usage. London: Hodder Education, Routledge. 5th ed. 2011.


Coursework + exam


GERMAN 201: 15.0 points


GERMAN 104 or 200


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