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German language B1.1

The course is intended to develop communicative and intercultural competences that include the development of the vocabulary and the use of the language during listening, reading comprehension, speaking, writing and translation activities at the intermediate level.

Way of learning

After completing the course you will be able to:

  • discuss general topics, provide arguments and give an opinion,
  • make a presentation on a chosen topic using written sources of information in German language and information technologies,
  • communicate in various everyday situations and virtual forums, join a conversation properly,
  • understand the main idea and details of complex texts and audio recordings, take notes of key words,
  • use grammatical and lexical structures.

We will discuss the following topics:

  • Mass media. News.
  • Theater. Cinema.
  • Holidays in German speaking countries. Places to visit.
  • Reality, wishes and desires.
  • Giving an advice.
  • Sport and healthy lifestyle.
  • Insurance incidents.
  • Business ideas. Business news.

Grammar topics covered in the course:

  • Past tenses (Imperfekt, Pluquamperfekt) and Future tenses (Futur).
  • Relative pronouns.
  • Subordinate sentences.
  • Indicative mood, unrealistic wishes. Indirect language.
  • Present perfect tense (Perfekt) of modal verbs.
  • Passive voice: present (Präsens), past (Imperfekt) and perfect (Perfekt).
  • Structures haben / sein / brauchen + zu. Binary conjunctions.
  • Participle: (Partizip I and II). Extended participles.
  • Short conversations in groups or Moodle.


  • 10 weeks


  • 80 academic hours

Target group

  • Individuals seeking to improve German language skills

Acknowledgement of acquired competencies

  • Language certificate (with positive evaluation after final exam)

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Juratė Andriuškevičienė

Lecture of the Institute of Foreign Languages

Research interests: German language teaching methodology, tools and effectiveness, teaching and learning theories, methods and strategies, use of information technology in foreign language teaching, improvement of German as a foreign language teaching, Integrated subject and language training.

Gintarė Gelūnaitė–Malinauskienė

Lecture of the Institute of Foreign Languages

Research interests: Intercultural Communication, Applied Linguistics, Methodology and Didactics of German Language, Integrated Language and Subject Education, German Communication Business.

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