- Target group
- Start level
- Target level
- Start courses
- September, February, June (semi-intensive)
- Language of instruction
This is an online course. To be able to participate in this course, you are advised to use a headset with microphone. To check that everything is working properly, please use: Quick Tech Check
Having completed this course, participants are able to communicate on simple topics from everyday life and to understand simple radio and television announcements in general terms. In addition, they are able to read and write short and simple texts.
The topics covered include: housing, food and drink, professions, and hobbies. The course covers various aspects of life and customs. Participants study elementary grammar and vocabulary and practice these new skills in a communicative context. German is in principle the language of instruction. Participants are expected to prepare for the lessons at home (approximately two hours per lesson).
The course is concluded with an oral/written test. A certificate is awarded if the test is completed successfully and the participant has attended 80% of the lessons.
Participants who have completed the course will have reached level A1 of the Common European Framework for Languages.
- Buscha, Anne & Szita, Szilvia, Spektrum Deutsch A1+. Schubert Verlag, Hfdst. 7 t/m 12. ISBN 978-3-941323-29-2
The course material is also available as e-book: ISBN 978-3-941323-46-9
The course material is not included in the registration fee. Course participants are required to purchase course materials themselves.
Target group and admission requirements
The course is intended for adults with a higher education, including both Leiden University students and staff members and other interested parties with no relation to the University. The course is open to persons aged 17 and older who have completed a secondary school education.
You can participate in this course if you have followed our German 1 course. Potential participants who do not fulfil these entry requirements have to complete an entry test to determine whether their level is sufficient. This test is a computer test. It can either be taken at the Language Centre or downloaded and taken home.
- The maximum number of participants for this course is 12.
- The course load is 56 hours. On request a Course load declaration form can be issued. The student should enquire with their department whether course participation can be converted into credits.
- The holiday periods can be found in the Academic Language Centre's academic calendar.
- If classes are cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, they will be added on to the end of the course. Please take into account courses may end later than scheduled.
- The course level is indicated with the help of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.