German CEFR B1 > B1/B2 - online

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.

German 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.

Online course
This course 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 3 to 3.5 hours of self-study. Read here about everything you can expect from an online language course.

Get a taste during the free Webinar Week!
Sign up for the German webinar, during which you can find out about the courses and the virtual classroom, ask questions and get a taste of what to expect.

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.

German Office Hour
If you want to register for a course at this level and you have not followed a course with the Language Centre before, you must visit the office hour. Please note that you can already register for the course you are interested in. Office hours only take place in the period before the start of the course. If office hours are scheduled, you can make your appointment here.

Test your language level online
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.

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

Course Material   
The following course material will be used. You must order this yourself from a bookshop or online.

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  

Using a Rosetta Stone account besides a language course
It is possible to use a Rosetta Stone account for online independent study besides one of our language courses, with the advantage that the account can be used after the course to keep working on your language skills. Please note that a Rosetta Stone account is not compulsory for our language courses and will not be used by the teacher.

Attendance certificate
At the end of a course, every participant will receive an attendance certificate on condition that they have attended 75% of the lessons.

Coursecode Free spots Starts on Ends on Days Enrollment start Enrollment end
MVT-DUIT3-O-2021-589 16 22 Sep 2021 22 Dec 2021
  • Wednesday 18:00 - 19:30
30 June 2021 12:00 15 September 2021 12:00
Les: Sept. 22, 2021, 6 p.m. -Sept. 22, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Les 1: Sept. 29, 2021, 6 p.m. -Sept. 29, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Les 2: Oct. 6, 2021, 6 p.m. -Oct. 6, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Les 3: Oct. 13, 2021, 6 p.m. -Oct. 13, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Les 4: Oct. 20, 2021, 6 p.m. -Oct. 20, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Les 5: Oct. 27, 2021, 6 p.m. -Oct. 27, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Les 6: Nov. 3, 2021, 6 p.m. -Nov. 3, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Les 7: Nov. 10, 2021, 6 p.m. -Nov. 10, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Les 8: Nov. 17, 2021, 6 p.m. -Nov. 17, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Les 9: Nov. 24, 2021, 6 p.m. -Nov. 24, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Les 10: Dec. 1, 2021, 6 p.m. -Dec. 1, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Les 11: Dec. 8, 2021, 6 p.m. -Dec. 8, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Les 12: Dec. 15, 2021, 6 p.m. -Dec. 15, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Les 13: Dec. 22, 2021, 6 p.m. -Dec. 22, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

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