UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


German Level 2 plus

Prerequisite for entry

Successful completion of German Level 2 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, weil and dass clauses, and the four German cases.

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 3.

Aims and objectives

The aim of the course is to enable students with a good knowledge of basic German to reach an intermediate level and to communicate in and understand German on many practical everyday matters related to various aspects of German culture. 


  • Talking about life in Germany and its regions; national stereotypes; food 
  • Talking about politics and society; generations; migration 
  • Talking about fitness, health and travel 
  • Talking about Germany today, environmental issues; EU; media habits 
  • Talking about Germany’s position in the world; famous Germans past and present; business cultures 

Course content

Main topics/themes to be covered:

  • Germany’s regions and landscapes 
  • Politics and society 
  • Fitness, health, travel 
  • Germany today; environment issues, EU; media 
  • Germany’s position in the world; famous Germans, business and industry 

Linguistic structures/ Phonetics

Revision of basic rules of the pronunciation of spoken German


  • Question words, welcher etc; adjective endings 
  • Passive tense; conjunctions: als and wenn; ordinal numbers  
  • Subjunctive II; conditional sentences 
  • Compound nouns; indirect questions; relative clauses 
  • Pluperfect tense, indirect speech with subjunctive I 

Learning resources

  • Course book: Willkommen! 2. Paul Coggle, Heiner Schenke1st edition. chapter 4-6) ISBN: 978 1471 80515 8 
  • Activity Book: Willkommen! 2. Paul Coggle, Heiner Schenke. 1st edition. (chapter 4-6) ISBN: 978 1444 165203