German language (DaF) B 1.2

A workshop offered by the International Office

This competence-based and action-oriented language course is for graduates who want to cope with everyday life in German and, in particular, want to become competent in academic and work situations.


Fridays, starting from April 16, ending July 23, 2021
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Please register your interest in this workshop with your BIGS coordinator by March 9, 2021


Silke Graefinghoff




Online + one hour e-learning per week

Target Group

Doctoral students from all subject areas



Participants who complete the entire couse will receive a certificate confirming their  attendance at the end of the  semester.

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Course Content

Graduates attain the level B1.2 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) and after completing the course can:

  • understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, study or  leisure-related topics,
  • deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling in an area where the language is spoken, produce simple
    connected texts on topics that are familiar or of personal interest, descrbe experiences and events, dreams, hopes,
    and ambitions, as well as opinions or plans in brief. 

Course Description

Key skills

Development of social and intercultural communicative competence in the target language,strengthening of learner autonomy and media competence.  

Course content

The focal points of the language course in the development of speaking, writing, listening and reading skills in the higher B1 level are, amongst others:

  •  writing a longer email to a public authority
  • summarising the key elements of a basic text – orally and in writing,
  • holding a short, prepared presentation on an everyday topic,
  • describing basic graphs, statistics or diagrams.

Course book: The course book Lehrwerk DaF kompakt neu B1 (chapters 25-30) is used:


We would like to ask you complete a placement test before registering for the German course. Below, you will find a link that leads you to an online-test that allows you to assess your level in German.

Please note:
The test consists of 64 questions and you have 75 minutes to complete it. It is important that you complete the test without interruptions and submit your answers within the given time frame (unlike stated in the introductory part of the test). Please use a computer, not a smart phone.
As the test includes audios, please ensure that your computer can play those.
The further you proceed in the test, the more challenging the questions become. Please leave out questions you cannot answer and finish the test once you have reached the point at which all the questions are too difficult.
After closing the test, you will receive an email with your result. If your score is between 122 and 144 points, you are eligible to register for this course. Please save a screenshot of your result and send it to your coordinator along with your registration.
If your score is lower than 122 or higher than 144, this course is not suitable for you. We offer another course in the summer term at A1.2 level requiring a score of 25-48 points. Otherwise, you are welcome to have a look at the course offerings of the International Office at Please note that these courses are not offered as part of the BIGS program and might incure costs.   
To get to the test, please click here:


Please register your intererest in this workshop with your BIGS coordinator by March 9, 2021, providing a screenshot of your test result and your Uni-ID.


International Office


Sonja Hammer
+49 228 73-7708


Poppelsdorfer Allee 102
53115 Bonn

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