2023-2024 / LANG1926-1

Advanced German 4


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in economics : general (120 ECTS)3 crédits 
 Master in management (120 ECTS)3 crédits 
 Master in business engineering (120 ECTS)3 crédits 
 Master in management (60 ECTS)3 crédits 
 Master in human resources management (120 ECTS)4 crédits 
 Master in human resources management (120 ECTS) (Management)4 crédits 
 Extra courses intended for exchange students (Erasmus, ...) (Faculty of social sciences)4 crédits 


Laurent Gianotti

Language(s) of instruction

German language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The aim of this course is to improve the knowledge and the know-how acquired by the student, on a linguistic level (structures, specific vocabulary) and in the understanding of German (business-) culture.

Taught in German - and in French for grammar explanations

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

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

- to communicate in a precise and fluent way in German, orally and in writing;

- to adapt their language and their register to the situation, being aware of its multicultural components;

- to be autonomous;

- to be curious and rigorous;

- to take the social, economic, political and environmental reality of German speaking countries into account.


Reachable level at the end of the class: European level B2(+) 

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Having passed the exam for advanced students in the 3rd Bachelor's degree (LANG1918-1) or having a European B1+ level

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Discovering different aspects of working and business life in Germany (vocabulary, cultural and economical aspects).

Exercises in class or at home to improve the 4 skills (writing, reading, speaking and understanding).

Debates; presentations.

Preparation of the field trip organised in the class "Allemand avancé 5" - see LANG1939

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

24 h lectures in the class-room and homework.


Recommended or required readings

Consulting Lol@ regularly is absolutely necessary!

Exercises and documents on line on Lol@.

Course files

"Grundwortschatz" file for vocabulary tests

Other documents:

TV-broadcasts; press articles, audio files.

Recommanded books:

Translating dictionary, for example Harrap's or Langenscheidt or online dictionary.

Grammar book, for example H. DREYER et R. SCHMITT: Grammaire allemande avec exercices. Hueber, or : H. BOUILLON: "Grammaire pratique de l'allemand", De Boeck, 4th edition, 2015.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

- Remote

oral exam

Additional information:

Tests during the semester in class !

Presence and active participation in class (10%)

Written exam (+-45 %): 
Essay and listening comprehension + grammar/vocabulary part.

The listening comprehension tests will be organised during the semester and are compulsary. They cannot be taken at another time. In case of absence, the mark would be 0.

Oral exam (+-45 %): 
During the semester: Presentation of a topic based documents in German. The presentation counts for the final mark. 

June: Presentation of a press file (OR press file given by teacher) and questions on the course contents. Should the press file be prepared by the student, without having handed in this press file on time, the oral exam cannot be taken.

Students have to take all the different parts of the examination, otherwise the final mark will be 0/20.


Alternative assessment will be offered to native speakers of German.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



Laurent Gianotti




N1 (Rue Louvrex 14), office 218, 2nd floor

Phone: + 32 (0)4 232 72 76.

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

German for advanced learners 4
Information on lol@

Documents en ligne
A consulter sur newlol@