German Intermediate II

lalle1331a  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

German Intermediate II
3 credits
45.0 h
Q1 and Q2
Rinder Ann coordinator;
The student should have followed the course of intermediate level part 1 (LALLE 1330) or a course of similar level.

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
The course is articulated around different themes (media, environment, school, news topics).

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


Reading Comprehension

  • Be able to understand texts that consist mainly of everyday or field-related language.
  • Be able to understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters.
  • Be able to understand standard field-related correspondence and get the gist of the meaning.
  • Be able to read articles and reports concerned with contemporary and field related problems in which the writers adopt particular viewpoints.

Level B2- of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Listening Comprehension - Individual:

  • Be able to understand most recorded or broadcast audio material delivered in standard language about current events or topics of general interest.
  • Be able to follow a lecture or talk within his/her own field, provided the subject matter is familiar and the presentation straightforward and clearly structured.

Listening Comprehension - Interactive :

  • Be able to catch with some effort much of what is said around him/her in discussion, while possibly finding it difficult to participate effectively in discussion with several native speakers who do not modify their language in any way.

Level B2- of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Speaking Skills - Individual :

  • Be able to present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to his/her field of interest.
  • Be able to explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Speaking Skills -  Interactive :

  • Be able to communicate fluently and spontaneously, to a degree that allows normal interaction with native speakers.
  • Be able to take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts, accounting for and sustaining your views.
  • To be able to develop an argument well enough to be followed without difficulty most of the time.

Level B2- of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Writing Skills

  • Be able to write simple connected texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Be able to write personal letters describing experiences and impressions.
  • Be able to write formal letters.
  • Be able to take messages communicating enquiries, explaining problems.
  • Be able to summarize accurately, report and give his/her opinion about accumulated factual information.

Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages


  • Vocabulary : consolidation of basic vocabulary (Langenscheidt)
  • Grammar: consolidation of the specific structures of the German language.


In the development of all the above-mentioned skills the course will

  • aim at making the students aware of German cultural aspects and
  • develop their capability to assess the values transmitted by these cultures through different domains (social, political, economic, ...).

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
The activities based on authentic documents (reading and listening comprehension) concern social, political and communication topics and help the student to develop the communicative competences which will be needed in later professional life. Basic vocabulary and structures are trained, reinforced and expanded via written and oral exercises (role-plays, interviews, conversations in small groups of 2 or 4)
Teaching methods
Each topic includes receptive and productive activities aimed at consolidating and broadening vocabulary and grammar. Particular emphasis on grammar points, likely to cause difficulties to French-speaking learners.
Evaluation methods
Several marks come into account for the final assessment :
Januar mark : oral test week 14 25% (discussion about a known topic and vocabulary of the presentations) and continuous assessment 25% (vocabulary and presentations 30%, grammar 20%, plan et details are in course notes).
June mark: oral test week 13, 25% (discussion about a known topic and vocabulary of the presentations) and continuous assessment 25% (vocabulary and presentations 30%, grammar 20%, plan et details are in course notes).
If the student fails in january, he can pass the oral test of january again at the end of the second term, but not the continuous assessment.
Final mark : 50% january mark and 50% of the junemark
Septemberexam: the student needs to do a written exam (vocabularye 20%, grammar 20%), a presentation 10% and an oral exam (50%)
Other information
  • The teacher is available during her office hours and can be contacted by e-mail.
Online resources
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Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Information and Communication

Bachelor in Sociology and Anthropology

Bachelor in Political Sciences: General

Bachelor in Human and Social Sciences