- Target group
- Start level
- Target level
- Start courses
- September, February
- Language of instruction
The German 3 course is intended for those who have completed the German 2 course or have a comparable level (A1) of German. From the beginning of this course, you will start communicating in German. The topics covered include: family and family celebration, food and eating habits, hobbies and leisure activities, making journeys, studies and work. The necessary grammar is explained and ample attention is paid to vocabulary. All skills are covered: speaking, writing, reading and listening. Attention is also paid to the cultural context of the countries in which the language is spoken.
After completing this course, you will be able to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance. (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment) You can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. You can describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
The course makes use of the digital learning environment BrightSpace. Within this learning environment you will find the homework and additional learning materials.
Course participants are expected to prepare the lessons at home. (approximately two hours per lesson)
The course is concluded with a test. A certificate is awarded if the test is completed successfully and the participant has attended 80% of the lessons.
- Spektrum Deutsch A2+; Buscha, Anne & Szita, Szilvia. Leipzig: Schubert Verlag, unit 1-6. ISBN 978-3-941323-31-5
The textbook is also available as an e-book.
The textbook Spektrum Deutsch A2+ used in this course consists of 12 chapters and corresponds to a complete level of the CEFR/ERK. The aim of this book is to guide you from level A1 to level A2. The content is divided into two courses. After the course German 3 you will reach level A2.1 and after following German 4 level A2.2 (A2).
The course material is not included in the course price. Course participants are required to purchase course materials themselves, well in advance.
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 2 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 18.
- 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.