German as a Foreign Language

Listening and Speaking 2 (B1-B2)

Seminar, 3.00 ECTS


Course content

In this course you train your listening and oral competences with authentic materials and enlarge your vocabulary on level B1-B2. It is an excellent complementary course to the basic course “Mittelstufe 1-4”.

Learning outcomes

You will learn …

  • … to talk about your own living arrangements and to describe neighbours
  • … to formulate positive and negative aspects
  • … to summarise events and to report them
  • … to describe a picture, explain a sketch
  • … to compare what you hear with statements, to recognise differences and to express them
  • … to explain terms, to define something and to understand interjections
  • … to understand a poetic text
  • … to glean information from short interviews
  • … to summarise the opinions of others
  • … to formulate objections and to state your own point of view
  • … to follow a discussion
  • … about the rules of discussion
  • … to evaluate the behaviour of others during discussions and to control your own behaviour
  • … to talk about your eating habits
  • … about listening styles and how to use them
  • … to take notes
  • … to recognise types of text and to describe them
  • … to understand news and to report it
  • … to understand and hold telephone conversations
  • … to make an appointment over the telephone
  • … about presentation techniques and to explain diagrams

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

You will get up-to-date and didactic teaching materials in the course, which are designed specifically to meet the needs of your language level (€ 16,-).

Mode of delivery

Communicative Teaching focusing on listening and speaking.

Assessment methods and criteria

Information to be provided by instructor at beginning of the course.