German - Intermediate level

lalle1212  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

German - Intermediate level
5.00 credits
60.0 h
Q1 and Q2
Rinder Ann (coordinator);
Professional integration activity
This teaching unit is the continuation of the teaching unit LALLE1710 and as such supposes that the student has attained the level A2- of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages".

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
General topics related and themes linked to the student's domains of study.
Learning outcomes

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

1 Reading comprehension - Listening comprehension
  • understand  with a satisfactory level of autonomy written or spoken and recorded texts concerned with contemporary and field-related subjects.
Level: B1- of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages".
2 Speaking Skills
  • express his/her opinions, to present briefly but clearly and fluently a field-related subject and  to keep  a conversation with a native speaker on a familiar topic
B1- Level of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages".
3 Writing skills
  • produce simple connected text on topics, which are familiar or of personal interest.
Level: A2+ of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages".
4 Culture 
At the end of this teaching unit the student has a knowledge of germanspeaking cultural aspects and is able to use the appropriate strategies to establish contacts with native speakers.
This Teaching Unit aims at developing the student's receptive skills by the input of written and spoken texts ; at developing the student's ability to express his point of view and speak about a chosen subject in public ; at developing the student's writing skills by the redaction of formal letters and summaries of films ; at broadening the student's knowledge and view of the germanspeaking culture.
Teaching methods
The more general vocabulary and the field-related vocabulary will be presented in written as well as audio texts used to exercise the reading and listening comprehension techniques.
The vocabulary and the typical structures will be revised, extended and tested.
Some techniques of communication will be exercised by means of written and oral production exercises (role plays, presentations).
Evaluation methods
  • Continuous assessment in each term (plan and instructions in coursenotes) = 20 %
  • Written test at the end of each term : code 20%, listening comprehension (t1) and writing (t2) 20%, vocabulary 20%= 60 %
  • Oral exam (discussion about classtopic, videos, prononciation and student's portfolio)  at the end of each term = 20 %
  • For the examen in september, there is no mark for the continous assessment. Written examen (vocabulary 20%, grammar 20%, writing and listening 20%, presentation 15%) and oral examen (same topics as in term 25%).
These exam and teaching modalities could be transposed to online teaching and learning according to the evolution of the health situation.
Other information
  • Training staff : classes and/or onlineclasses in group of 20-25 students or online
  • English-friendly course: course taught in French but offering facilities in English.
  • The teacher is available during his/her office hours and can be contacted by email
  • Workload :
    60 classroom hours or online
    90 self studyinghours
Teaching materials
  • syllabus du cours LALLE1212 sur Moodle UCLouvain
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Bachelor in Philosophy

Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics

Bachelor in History

Bachelor in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : Musicology