2023-2024 / LANG1933-1

Elementary German 1


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master of Science (MSc) in Computer Science and Engineering3 crédits 
 Master of Science (MSc) in Computer Science3 crédits 
 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 


Marie Mawhin


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 lecture will take place once in the first semester, and once in the second. The student may choose the semester.

IMPORTANT: teaching languages: French and German.

Master students will soon be on the job market and know better what they would like to do. They may realize that they will need German in their future career. In two years, this course aims at giving the students a basic knowledge of the German language. It's priority is efficient communication (rather than grammatical perfection) and the acquisition of German business vocabulary. We'll also try to introduce the students to some aspects of business life in Germany.



Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Our KLOs show how important it is to be able to communicate efficiently in at least three languages, including English.

This course allows the students to learn basic German as a fourth language; at the end of Master 2, the student will be able to communicate  in German in business situations on a basic level, orally and in writing. He/She will be able to:
- understand and write an e-mail, an basic text
- understand a basic conversation, a phone call
- give a basic presentation
- take part in a basic professional conversation

This course contributes to the learning outcomes II.1, II.2, IV.6, VI.1, VII.4, VII.5, VII.6 of the MSc in computer science and engineering.


Prerequisite knowledge and skills

The student should be able to understand French. No previous knowledge in German.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Methodology: flipped classroom:

  • Working at home with Deutsche Welle's online course "Nicos Weg"; it is really compulsory to make each week this home work before coming to the classroom.
  • In the classroom: the teacher will answer students' questions and make oral exercises

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

Blended learning

Additional information:

HALF OF THE WORK HAS TO BE DONE AT HOME, ONLINE. Without this individual work at home, it is impossible to follow the course!
+ 12 hours in the classroom.

Recommended or required readings


Online course:


Lecture notes : « Allemand élémentaire 1» (on Lol@).

Recommended books

A translating dictionary, for example Harrap's or Langenscheidt, or an online dictionary.

A grammar book, for example: H. DREYER and R. SCHMITT: Grammaire allemande avec exercices. Hueber, or : H. BOUILLON: "Grammaire pratique de l'allemand", De Boeck, 3e édition, 2008.


Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

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

Additional information:

Individual evaluation.

Written exam: 70%:
- listening comprehension
- grammar and vocabulary
- reading comprehension

Oral exam: 30%

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

This course is organized twice a year: once in the first semester, and once in the second semester. 




Marie Mawhin, N1, office 218; marie.mawhin@uliege.be  ; phone: + 32 (0)4 232 72 75


Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

Cours en ligne
sur Lol@