2023-2024 / LANG1905-1

German 1


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in economics and business management3 crédits 
 Bachelor in business engineering3 crédits 


Marie Mawhin

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

All year long, with partial in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

- the student will learn about the structure of the German language
- the student will acquire a few notions of usual vocabulary in German (how to introduce him self, how to say hello, how to tell wich languages he can speak...)
- the student will learn basic grammar rules (conjugating - present tense, negation of a sentence, numbers, time, ...)
Skills: listening comprehension, reading comprehension, writing (grammar / vocabulary).
We will really begin with speaking  in "Allemand 2".

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

In connection with the KLOs, when leaving HEC, the students who  learned German will be able to communicate efficiently in German, taking into account the multicultural and international features of their environment.
This course will help students to communicate efficiently, internally and externally, about a company, organization or project; it will will allow students to improve their proficiency in German as a foreign language; and it will  allow students to raise their awareness of the multicultural and international features of their environment.
At the end of the course "Allemand 1", the students should reach level A1+ (but not for "speaking") (European Language Portfolio)

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

No one.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

- in the class room: the teacher explains the grammar, introduces the vocabulary, organises exercises about listening and reading comprehension and about grammar and vocabulary.
- every week: home work

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

1 hour / week.
+ home work and online work

Recommended or required readings

Book: DaF im Unternehmen, Kursbuch mit Audios und Filmen online, A1/A2, de Ilse Sander u. a., éditions Klett (disponible à la Centrale des cours; distributeur en Belgique: Intertaal).

Lecture notes (online)

Important information on LOL@ (course website).


Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire, open-ended questions )

Additional information:

Written exam in January (15%)*:
- listening comprehension (15%)
- grammar and vocabulary: formative test (the student can obtain bonus points)
Written exam in June (85%):
- listening comprehension (15%)
- reading comprehension (20%)
- grammar and vocabulary, written expression (50%)

The student who doesn't take all the parts of the exam will become 0/20 as final mark.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Marie Mawhin


04 232 72 75

Office 218, N1 (HEC, rue Louvrex).


Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

Allemand 1
Cours en ligne sur Lol@