Practical German 3


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(1) OT: date of placement test

(2) Where? In the "Where?" column you will find the name of the room or auditorium where the course takes place. You will find detailed info in the "Where to find us?" section.

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Content information

Starting level:

You know the basic grammar, but do not feel certain enough to actively use German. Should you still feel too uncertain about your basic knowledge, then you will find a list of useful books at the bottom of this page to prepare for this course.


At the end of this course you will understand German more easily and feel more self-assured to communicate about daily life in German.


  • Listening skills: by means of authentic audio and video materials you learn to understand spoken German better. As such, you will also acquire more insight into German culture and tradition. At the end of the course, you can understand German in contexts directly related to your personal life (e.g. family, work).

  • Speaking skills: you often get the opportunity to overcome your fear of using the German language and learn to talk about simple and everyday topics. This way, you will be able to actively practice vocabulary and basic grammar.

  • Reading skills: authentic material will help you develop strategies to understand (almost) every German text.

  • Writing skills: the acquired structures are put to practice by writing short and simple texts (e.g. a thank you note or a report of your weekend).

  • Specific grammatical items: Harmonie der Nomengruppe (Adjektivdeklination), Gebrauch des Genitivs, Modalverben, das Präteritum, Zeitangaben, Konjunktionen (Wiederholung und Erweiterung), Steigerungsformen, Passiv.

Placement test: Yes

Administrative data

Course abbreviation: PD3

Programme: VTO

Course fees

Price category: B

Useful info

Special information:
If you want to get an idea of your knowledge of German you can do the test at

Course book: UCT course book. You will receive this book from your language teacher in class.

Recommended books:
- Krijgsman, Arjan: Prisma Taalbeheersing Basisgrammatica Duits
- Langenscheidt Grosswörterbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache, München: Langenscheidt-Verlag
- Langenscheidt Taschenwörterbuch Niederländisch-Deutsch, München: Langenscheidt-Verlag
- Lodder, H.G. (2004): Basisgrammatica Duits, Bussum: Coutinho

Recommended books extra information:
If you buy one or more of these books at Standaard Boekhandel, Kouter 31, 9000 Gent you receive a discount of 10% on the official price. Just mention that you are a UCT student.



Number of tuition hours: 30

Period: each semester + summer

Nr. of hours per week: 1 x 2 or 2,5 (summer: 5 x 3)

Course book available at: UCT

For who?: All