German Intermediate B (R2051)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

This stage 4 intermediate module is for students who can communicate with some independence in the target language. Building on existing levels of proficiency at level A2-B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages, the module aims to:

  • enable you to understand key information and to communicate effectively in the target language, sometimes spontaneously, in less routine situations, at a standard level 
  • provide opportunities, across a variety of topics, for practice of understanding and communication in the target language using the four language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing, at a standard level
  • consolidate and develop the range of key elements of TL language structures, vocabulary, syntax and pronunciation, to allow continued progression in the target language
  • present the background culture and society of the target language through a variety of contextualised activities and materials, in a range of media (e.g. text, audio, audio-visual, digital).

Successful completion of the module is equivalent to level B1 of the CEFR for Languages.


100%: Seminar (Class, Seminar)


100%: Coursework (Oral examination, Professional log, Test)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: