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German 201

A2: Communication and grammar skills

This course is addressed to learners with some previous knowledge of German. Participants have either completed the EUI A1 level or have sat an EUI placement test.

The course starts in October and continues throughout the academic year completing the A2 level in June. However, it is possible to participate in single terms.

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EUI language courses are free for EUI PhD and LL.M. researchers, but most other EUI members have to pay a nominal fee. 

German 201

Communication and Grammar skills 

CEFR level A2

All EUI members

Length of course

24 weeks, 72 hours divided into 3 terms:

First term:

16 October 

08 December 2023

8 weeks

24 hours

Second term:

15 January 

22 March 2024

10 weeks

30 hours

Third term:

15 April

24 May 2024

6 weeks

9 hours


Third term starts on 16 April 2024


15:30 - 17:00


Place & Instructor


De Saussure room

Karen Diehl

German A2: Communication and grammar skills

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students will

  • have reached level A2  of the Common European Framework
  • be able to interact in areas of immediate personal relevance
  • be able to ask for and give information on everyday topics and their own field of research
  • be able to express preferences, opinions, hypothesis
  • understand short, clear messages and announcements
  • be able to find information in a text
  • be able to write simple connected texts

Course contents

Course materials are provided by the German teacher.

The course includes work on the following:

  • Reading: informative texts and notices on topics of personal and professional interest; texts that consist of general language and academic-related language (fields of research, academic professions and positions)
  • Writing: simple texts in the past, present and future tense; short connected texts, requests and answers
  • Listening: understanding clear and simple spoken texts, recognize concrete information in dialogues and announcements
  • Speaking: social conversations, asking and answering questions on familiar topics, simple conversations on topics of personal and professional interest
  • Basic grammar and syntax

Learning methods and activities

In this course we work with various methods such as the cognitive, constructivist, audio-lingual/ audio-visual and communicative approach in order to train all the language skills (reading, listening, speaking, writing) and to suit the needs of different types of learners.

Activities in and out of class include:

  • expanding your vocabulary
  • grammar and syntax exercises
  • reading and writing texts
  • listening and speaking exercises (phonetics and intonation)
  • conversations, discussions
  • videoclips, online materials





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