German 1

Practical Information

Preparation: Approximately 2 hours per session
Language of instruction German (English/Dutch)
Course load: 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.
Start courses: See Course programme on this page.


Course Fees

Course Programme and Enrolment

For information on the current programme and in order to enrol, please follow the link below. You can enroll until a week before the start of the course. Individuals can pay by Credit Card (Mastercard or VISA) or iDeal.     

                         current programme - lesson times - enrolment 

If classes are canceled 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 holiday periods can be found in the Academic Language Centre's academic calendar.

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.

Knowledge of the German language is not required for enrolment in this course. It is a beginners course. A basic knowledge of English (A2) and Roman script is required.

Course Material

Titel Berliner Platz 1 neu, Christine Lemcke
Uitgeverij Langenscheidt Bei Klett
ISBN 9783126060257

A preview of the course material is available on this website.

Your are requested to arrange your own purchase of the course material. The books are available at most good bookstores.

Level

The course level is indicated with the help of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.  

Skills Starting level     Target level
Listening 0 A1.1
Reading 0 A1.1
Speaking production     0 A1.1
Speaking interaction 0 A1.1
Writing  0 A1.1

Click on the skills for further clarification.   

Course Description

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 very 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. Participants are expected to prepare for the lessons at home (approximately two hours per lesson).

The course is concluded with a 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 A1.1 of the Common European Framework for Languages.

Last Modified: 19-10-2016