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Course I - Intermediate Level

This course focuses on: refreshing and expanding course participants' knowledge of German grammar; developing their comprehension of a variety of text types; and encouraging participants to develop their written and conversational skills on topical subjects.

Core classes are held weekdays for 20 hours per week. Class size is about 14 - 16.

There will be complementary classes for each level.

All classes are suited for participants with a sound knowledge of German:

Intermediate Groups - GER/CEF B1+, B2.1, B2.2*


Course books: Publisher: Max Hueber, München
The particular book/books you'll need depend on the GER/CEF level of your class.

B 1+ (M1): Sicher! B1+ Course book (€ 19,50), Sicher! B1+ Arbeitsbuch (€18,50)

B 2.1 (M2): Sicher! B2.1 Course book (€ 19,50), Sicher! B2.1 Arbeitsbuch (€18,50)

B 2.2 (M3): Sicher! B2.2 Course book (€ 19,50), Sicher! B2.2 Arbeitsbuch (€18,50)


Complementary Classes

The final program will be presented to you before the Summer School begins. The seminars listed below illustrate some of the complementary classes typically offered for Course I, Intermediate Level:


  • Hot Off the Press: Germany’s Latest Literature
  • Contrastive Analysis: English - German
  • Contrastive Analysis: Chinese - German
  • Small Talk and Rules of Ettiquette: Even Chatting Needs Practice
  • Preparatory Course for "Goethe-Zertifikat B2" and "Goethe-Zertifikat C1" (formerly "ZMP")
    (Please note that the examinations for these certificates are not offered by the IFK)
  • Pronunciation Practice (Intermediate)
  • Preparatory Course for "Goethe-Zertifikat B1: Zertifikat Deutsch"
    (Please note that the examination for this certificate is not offered by the IFK)
  • Working With Texts: Comprehension Techniques and Vocabulary Expansion
  • Grammar Review Crash Course


* GER/CEF: Gemeinsamer europäischer Referenzrahmen
                     Common European Framework


This program may be subject to change.

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Latest Revision: 2023-07-20
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