German B2.2
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Saksa keel B2.2
Course title in English
German B2.2
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
Assessment form
lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
The course is for the students majoring in German. The aim of the course is to acquire the European language skills level B2+ (upper-intermediate), which enables social communication concerning the speciality, at the same time considering the respective cultural background.
Brief description of the course
The intergrated development of all four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) guided by the B2 scale of European language skills levels.

The analysis of the content and language structures of texts. Exercises analysing grammar difficulties. Grammar elements in texts and their analysis. Text reception and production. Forms of presenting written texts: story, description, discussion. Writing fictional texts and argumentative essays. Text analysis and interpretation. Vocabulary enhancement. Simplification and reconstruction of texts. Parafrasing. Progression and subdivision of texts.
Independent work
Independent text reading, doing practical homework, writing essays etc.
Learning outcomes in the course
By the end of the course the student acquires the knowledge and skills which are in accordance with the European B2+ language level scale The student can analyse the structure, content and language of texts. They can write argumentative essays, express and support their opinions in writing and in speech.
Assessment methods
Exam (testing B2 level)
Lektor Õie Kirs
Study literature
Willkop, E.-M., Wiemer, C., Müller-Küppers, E., Eggers, D., Zöllner, I. (2004). Auf neuen Wegen. Deutsch als Fremdsprache für die Mittelstufe und Oberstufe. Ismaning: Hueber.
Replacement literature
Brinker, K. (2001). Linguistische Textanalyse: eine Einführung in Grundbegriffe und Methoden. Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag.
Hausendorf, H./ Kesselheim, W. (2008). Textlinguistik fürs Examen. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
Mittelpunkt B2/C1. (2009). Intensivtrainer schriftlicher und mündlicher Ausdruck. Textsorten für Studium und Beruf. Stuttgart: Klett.