German language

lalle1710  2023-2024  Louvain-la-Neuve

German language
5.00 credits
30.0 h + 30.0 h
Klein Caroline (coordinator);
Main themes
The topics addressed during the classes aim at arousing the interests of young adults: we shall speak about hobbies, leisure, holidays, studies and possible future professions, daily life and contemporary events, trips and relations with others, and the culture (that is, the habits and customs) of the countries that speak the target language.
This course will concentrate upon both communicative aspects and formal language correction (at the level of pronunciation and grammar, for example).
Learning outcomes

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

The student should have reached the "basic user" level in four areas:
  1. listening (A2),
  2. reading (A2),
  3. speaking (A2), both individual and interactive
  4. and writing (A1)
The themes tackled in this learning unit will focus upon those which arouse the interest of young adults and refer to their hobbies, pastimes, holidays and future profession(s), their ordinary, everyday life, current affairs, travel and relationships with others and the culture (in the wide sense of human activity) of the countries whose language they are studying.
This course will concentrate upon both communicative aspects and formal language correction (at the level of pronunciation and grammar for example).
Teaching methods
60 contact hours organized as follows:
  • 30 hours of lecture course : presentation, commentary, explanations
  • 30 hours of tutorial work (small groups of max. 25 students)
    Presentation of the "basic texts" (articles and recordings: listening et reading comprehensions) indicating the thematic areas to be addressed during the learning unit.
40 hours of individual study:
  • systematic study of basic vocabulary;
  • revision and systematic study of elementary grammar;
  • updating notes
  • and individual exercises.
Evaluation methods
Continuous assessment during the course; final (written) exam (listening and reading comprehensions, written expression; knowledge will be evaluated in terms of the subject matter (vocabulary and grammar) taught (e.g. translation into German).This exam will take place at the last courseweek of the 1st term or of the 2nd term, or during the session of August/September.
Other information
  • Tutorial work in groups of max. 25 students
  • The teacher is available during their office-hour(s) and can be contacted by e-mail.
Online resources
BOUILLON, H. ; CHOFFAT, D. : Allemand, Grammaire de l'étudiant, de boeck supérieur, 2020 (ISBN : 9782807323520).
Teaching materials
  • Syllabus "LALLE1710 Deutsche Sprache"
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics

Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures: German, Dutch and English

Bachelor in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : Musicology

Bachelor in Philosophy

Minor in German Studies

Bachelor in History

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General