UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


German Level 2

Prerequisite for entry

Successful completion of German Level 1+ at UCL Centre for Languages & International Education or for learners who have studied the language before, for instance up to GCSE level, and have some knowledge of the main present and present perfect tenses.

Students will be familiar with these grammar and linguistic structures.

Term duration

10 x 2-hour classes.


After 20 hours students may progress to level 2+.

Aims and objectives

The aim of the course is to give students an opportunity to revise their survival skills and acquire more sophisticated ways of dealing with practical matters.  This includes revision, consolidation of vocabulary and grammatical structures already learnt and exploration an expansion of new vocabulary, grammar, morphology, syntax and phonetics. Cultural awareness will be developed. 


  • Talking about languages; giving reasons, sharing personal details 
  • Talking about education, studying, careers; discuss future plans 
  • Talking about life style, leisure time culture; express likes and dislikes 
  • Talking about the world of work; debate positive and negative aspects of work; work-life balance, job applications 
  • Talking about the capital city Berlin, trends in tourism, Berlin’s past and present 

Course content

Main topics/themes to be covered: 

  • Languages and people 
  • education 
  • Life style, leisure time 
  • work 
  • The capital city of Berlin and tourism 

Linguistic Structures/ Phonetics

Basic rules of the pronunciation of spoken German.


  • Preposition; reflexive verb; dassweilobwohl clauses 
  • Perfect Tense; future tense 
  •  verbs with preposition (sich ärgern über); questions; infinitive with zu 
  • More conjunctions; simple past (Präteritum) 
  • Prepositions with accusative and dative; genitive case 

Learning resources

  • Course book: Willkommen! 2. Paul Coggle, Heiner Schenke. 1st edition. (chapter 1 - 3) ISBN: 978 1471 80515 8 
  • Activity Book: Willkommen! 2. Paul Coggle, Heiner Schenke. 1st edition. (chapter 1 - 3) ISBN: 978 1444 165203