2017-2018 / LANG1909-1

German 2


80h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in economics and business management7 crédits 
 Bachelor in business engineering7 crédits 


Marie Mawhin

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

All year long, with partial in January

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

IMPORTANT: teaching language = French!!!
Learning common + business German (basic grammar + basic vocabulary + developing the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing).
Table of contents:

  • Erster Kontakt
  • Besucher kommen
  • Leute (Familie, Hobbys)
  • Bedarf, Bestellung, Kauf
  • Im Büro und unterwegs
  • Namen, Zahlen, Daten,Fakten
  • Auf Stellensuche

  • conjugation: present, imperative, perfect, passive
  • (in)separable verb prefixes
  • modal verbs
  • article words and pronouns: nominative, accusative, dative
  • sentence structure
  • numbers
  • main prepositions
  • time specification and statement of place
  • comparative and superlative degree
  • adjective declension

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

This course will

  • help students to demonstrate scientific precision and a critical mind.
  • help them to communicate efficiently, internally and externally, about a company, organization or project.
  • allow them to improve their proficiency in German as a foreign language
  • allow them to raise their awareness of the multicultural and international features of their environment.
  • encourage them to be curious and to show a scientific precision of academic level.

At the end of the year, the student should be able to communicate orally and in writing in German at the European level A2+/B1-. He should be able to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance, to communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters and to describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
European Language Portfolio

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

European level A1 for listening comprehension, reading comprehension, writing.
More details: see ""Allemand 1", LANG 1905-1.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

In the class room:

  • discovering several chapters of the book (vocabulary, grammar)
  • listening comprehension
  • oral exercises
Home work:
  • grammar and vocabulary exercises (for example on Lol@: online exercises)
  • reading comprehension exercises
  • written exercises
We'll regularly use multimedia engineering.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

In the class room: 3 hours / week during the whole year.
+ on line exercises and home work.

Recommended or required readings

Unternehmen Deutsch: Grundkurs Lehrbuch. Becker / Braunert / Schlenker. (Klett).
Lecture notes (inclusive basic vocabulary) (Centrale des Cours, rue Louvrex)

  • 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

Assessment methods and criteria

Exam in January and June.
60% for the written exam:

  • listening comprehension (20%)
  • writing (10%)
  • grammar and vocabulary (30%)
40% for the oral exam (incl. reading comprehension and student participation in the classroom).

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

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks


Marie Mawhin.
Office 215, building N1 (rue Louvrex), 2nd floor.
E-mail: marie.mawhin@ulg.ac.be
Phone: +32 4 232 72 75.

Items online

Allemand 2
On line course on the platform Lol@.