Preparatory Course of German: Wegweiser (= Practical German 3)


Summer Register

(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 take a placement test.
  • You studied German in secondary school.
  • In October you will follow a course programme in which the German language is important (for example linguistics) or you will continue your studies in Germany as an exchange student.


  • Listening skills: by means of authentic audio and video materials (for example news broadcasts and fragments from “Zeitgeist” soaps) you learn to understand spoken German (better). As such you will also acquire more insight in the culture and tradition of Germany today.
  • Speaking skills: you very often get the opportunity to overcome your fear of using the German language. The course will enable you to practise basic vocabulary in everyday situations and conversations.
  • Reading skills: authentic texts on culture and language will teach you to understand (almost) every German text.
  • Specific grammatical items: a lot of attention is paid to specific problems that Dutch speaking people have with the German language: das Kasussystem, die Harmonie der Nomengruppe, der Gebrauch von Modalverben, die Satzklammer, Relativpronomen, Falsche Freunde, and so on…

Placement test:

Administrative data

Course abbreviation: VOD

Programme: VTO

Price category: B

Useful info

Special information:
This course is complementary to the preparatory course of German organized by the Department of German Linguistics. Also, it is identical to the German 3 course.

The online self test for German is under development. If in the meantime 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: summer

Nr. of hours per week: 5 x 3

Course book available at: UCT

For who?: All