2023-2024 / LANG1945-1

Elementary German 2


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 business engineering (120 ECTS) (Digital Business)3 crédits 


Laurent Gianotti

Language(s) of instruction

French 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

IMPORTANT: grammatical and lexical explanations will be given in French.

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 makes it possible for the students to learn basic German as a fourth language; at the end of the Master 2 class, 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

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

The student should be able to understand French.
Having passed the exam for "Allemand élémentaire 1" or having obtained a European A1 Level certificate.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods


  • Working at home with the Deutsche Welle online course "Nicos Weg"
  • In the classroom: the teacher will answer students' questions and make oral exercises
It is highly recommended to attend the classes! 

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

Face-to-face course

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!

+ in-class sessions.

Recommended or required readings

Online course:
Lecture notes (grammar) : « Allemand élémentaire 2» (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, 4th edition, 2015.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

- Remote

oral exam

Additional information:

Individual evaluation.

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

Oral exam: 30%

- questions on course toppics

- questions on articles prepared in advance

- course pictures description

- vocabulary questions

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




Alternative assessment will be offered to native speakers of German. It is strongly recommended for them not to follow a German beginner class. 

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Two groups will be formed for this class in order to allow everyone as much speaking time as possible. Students are expected to join the group they're part of. 



Laurent Gianotti, N1, office 218




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

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

German for beginners 2
Information on lol@

Notes en lignes
voir newlol@