2023-2024 / LANG1917-1

German 3


70h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in economics and business management6 crédits 
 Bachelor in business engineering6 crédits 


Laurent Gianotti

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

IMPORTANT: teaching language = German + French!!!

Learning common + business German (grammar + vocabulary + developing the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing).

Table of contents:

  • Thematic chapters 
  • "L'auberge allemande" (audio files)
  • information about German history and culture

  • subordinate clauses
  • passive voice
  • genitive
  • Konjunktiv
  • adjective declination
  • relative pronouns
  • many recaps

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

In connection with the KLOs, this course aims at helping the students:

  • to demonstrate scientific precision and a critical mind (strategy).
  • to communicate efficiently, internally and externally, about a company, organization or project (communication).
  • to improve their proficiency in German as a foreign language (communication).
  • to raise their awareness of the multicultural and international features of their environment (communication).
  • to be aware of the societal, economic, political, and environmental issues of a compex situation (Adaptability).
  • to be curious and to show a scientific precision of academic level (Adaptability).

At the end of the year, the students can reach a good European B1/B1+ Level. (European Language Portfolio)

They should be able to understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters, to deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling, to produce simple connected texts on topics that are familiar or of personal interest, and to describe experiences, events, and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations on opinions and plans.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Overall European level A2-B1 for the four skills.

More details: see "Allemand 2", LANG 1909-1.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

In the class room:

  • discovering several chapters of the book (vocabulary, grammar)
  • listening comprehension
  • oral exercises
  • reading
Home work:

  • grammar and vocabulary exercises 
  • reading comprehension exercises
  • listening comprehension exercises
  • written exercises
Use of multimedia engineering.

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

In class ("regular" conditions): 2 hours/week in the first semester, 3 hours/week in the second semester.

+ homework.

Recommended or required readings

- First semester: "Deutsch als Fremdsprache im Unternehmen", Sander et al., Niveau A2 (Klett)

- Second semester: "Deutsch als Fremdsprache im Unternehmen", Sander et al., Niveau B1 (Klett)

- Grundwortschatz 

- Lecture notes "Allemand 3" (grammar and "Auberge allemande")


  • dictionary, for example Harrap's or Langenscheidt (or on line dictionary, for example http://dict.leo.org/frde )
  • maybe a grammar, for example Henri Bouillon's or Dreyer-Schmitt's

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

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

- Remote

oral exam

Additional information:

Active participation in class: 10%


Written exam in January / Written and oral exam in June.

+- 60% for the written exam

+- 30% for the oral exam.

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

Compulsary tests can be organised during the semesters.

The listening comprehension tests which are organised during the semesters ("Auberges allemandes") are compulsary and part of the final mark. Absence will result in a 0 mark. These tests cannot be taken at another time.

An oral presentation will be held in class during the second semester and is part of the final mark.

Assessment methods for the August exam session could be different and will be communicated to the concerned students.

Some assessments, which are organised during the semesters ("Auberges allemandes", vocabulary tests or others) cannot be taken again during the August exam session. Absence will result in a 0 mark.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



Laurent Gianotti

Office 218, building N1 (rue Louvrex 14), 2nd floor.

E-mail: l.gianotti@uliege.be

Phone: +32 4 232 72 75.

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

Allemand 3
On line course on the platform Lol@.