2023-2024 / LANG1939-1

Advanced German 5


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 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 first semester, review in January


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 in LANG1926-1), 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 to help 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.


Level that can be reached after taking the course: European level B2(+)/C1

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Having passed the exam for advanced students in the 1st year of the Master's degree or having a european B2

(European Language Portfolio)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

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

Debates; presentations.

Looking for a job in a german-speaking country.


If possible: Field trip in a German-speaking region, that substitutes some of the lectures of the semester and will be the object of an assessment. 

The active preparation of this Field trip would be considered an integral part of the tasks that have to be done for the course. 

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

24 hours of lectures (or less if field trip) and homework.

Recommended or required readings

Consulting lol@ regularly is absolutely necessary!

Exercises and documents online on Lol@.

Course files 

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

- Remote

oral exam

Written work / report

Continuous assessment

Out-of-session test(s)

Additional information:

Tests during the semester in class!

Active participation in class (10%)

Written exam (+-40 %): 
Essay and listening comprehension

The listening comprehension tests might be organised in class during the semester. They cannot be taken at another time and in case of absence, the mark would be 0. 

Oral exam (+-50 %): 
During the semester: Presentation based on documents in German 

Exam: course contents + discussion about the paper related to the field trip

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


Should a field trip be organised: 

- active participation and preparation in German: 50%

- Written assessment: 25%

- Oral exam: 25%


An alternative assessment will be offered to students who do not wish to participate in the trip, as well as to native speakers of German and "intrapreneur" students. 


Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Considering the sanitary context, a reduced number of students only may be able to follow the lecture in class, following an alternation system. Compensatory solutions will be provided by the lecturer according to the evolution of the situation.  


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 5
Information on lol@

Document en ligne
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