German language (DaF) B 1.1

Mondays, from 6.00 p.m. till 8 p.m., room 3.001, Lennéstr. 6, 53113 Bonn

+ one hour e-learning per week

Starting from October 14, 2019 and ending January 27, 2020
Course content
This course will enable learners to understand the main points of a longer conversation or text on familiar topics such as work, school, and leisure time. Students will learn to express themselves on known topics and those of personal interest; to give an account of experiences and events; to describe career plans and prospects; give short reasons or explanations for plans and intentions and learn to cope with basic situations (e.g. react to basic requests, interact appropriately) likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
At the end of the course, students will be able to write an official text; summarize a simple text both in written and in oral form; give a short prepared talk; and describe graphs, statistics, or diagrams.
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. Allow approximately one hour for the test.
  • Make sure you will not be disturbed while completing the test.
  • Please use a computer, not a smart phone.
  • As the test includes audios, please ensure that your computer can play those.
  • The test covers the levels A1- C1.

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. Please print this result (with the score clearly visible) and show it to your teacher in the first session of the course.

To get to the test, please click here:

To attend this course a score of 97-120 points is required. If you are under or above this range please register your interest for a German course according to your score with your BIGS coordinator.

The following textbooks and workbooks are required:
“DaF Kompakt neu" of Klett Verlag (level B1) for this class: "Kurs- und Übungsbuch mit MP3-CD" (ISBN 978-3-12-676315-8)
Target group
Doctoral candidates from all subject areas.
Participants who complete the entire course will receive a certificate confirming their attendance at the end of the semester. Missing two lessons and one e-learning session will be excused.
Course instructor
Martina Harms
Please register your intererest in this workshop with your BIGS coordinator by September 15,2019.


Please find the overview of all workshops offered in Promotion plus BIGS here.

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