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German Lower Intermediate (LL182)



You will have completed over 100 hours of tuition fairly recently or you have a reasonable foundation in the language at school level, possibly to 'O'/GCSE level up to grade B or equivalent. You can deal with most common 'survival' situations confidently. You now want to start moving beyond merely practising simple exchanges during your holiday or work trip abroad, learning to cope in non-routine situations and contributing to conversations on topics of general interest. This course is situated at the transition between language levels A1 and A2 and will include some revision from A1 while at the same time covering roughly half of the A2 language level.

Main Objectives:

You will develop further competence in a range of predictable everyday language tasks. The course will demand more of you by way of vocabulary learning and extend your understanding of the grammar of the language, e.g. by learning more tenses.

Please read our Can-do Statements (link on the right of this page) to see the competences which you will be working towards and can achieve by the end of the year.


1 x 2 hour online class per week plus some independent learning.

Course Textbooks

(Please purchase the interactive version, as it costs only slightly more and will be very helpful for you.)

Momente A2.1, Kursbuch plus interaktive Version, Julia Braun-Podeschwa et al, Hueber ISBN: 978-3-19-001792-8

Menschen A2.1, Arbeitsbuch plus interaktive Version, Anna Breitsameter et al, Hueber ISBN: 978-3-19-011792-5

Also other materials such as DVDs, videos and CDs will be used where relevant.


Course Description

Based on a step-by-step approach, the course is divided into learning blocks each of which focuses on practical, useful and manageable language.

You will develop cultural awareness of the German speaking world.

You will have access to online resources for more independent learning.

Homework tasks will be set each week to consolidate what you have learnt in class.


covers the following:


  • work;
  • family;
  • describing rooms/houses;
  • shopping;
  • sightseeing;
  • people and places in Germany, Austria and Switzerland;
  • sport and fitness;
  • health;
  • eating out;
  • festivals and customs.


  • possessive articles;
  • cases;
  • perfect tense;
  • prepositions;
  • adjective endings;
  • subjunctive;
  • conjunctions;
  • reflexive verbs.


  • listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Subject-specific and transferable skills

  • Written and spoken communication
  • Strategies for understanding gist and specific information
  • Intercultural Awareness, Professionalism, Digital Literacy, Teamwork, Problem-solving

Can count towards the Warwick Award

Warwick Award