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German for travel: Test your skills

Updated Tuesday 26th March 2019

Test your German language skills as you immerse yourself on an interactive journey through Germany.

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German studies 1 (intermediate)

This module takes you to an intermediate level of linguistic competence in German, which is equivalent to B1 level of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference. You will develop your confidence in listening, reading, writing, speaking and interacting in German, as well as your knowledge and understanding of German-speaking societies and cultures. In addition, the module is designed to expand your academic, digital and employability skills in German contexts. You will have the option to study most activities in a book or as interactive online activities on the module website. The website uses authentic online resources in support of independent and collaborative learning.

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German Studies 2: language and culture of the German-speaking world free course icon Level 2 icon

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German Studies 2: language and culture of the German-speaking world

This module takes you to an upper intermediate level of competence in German, which is equivalent to level B2 of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference. You'll further develop your cultural knowledge, and practical language skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing and interacting in a variety of situations ? ranging from everyday conversation to putting forward your point of view in a debate. You'll also consolidate and further develop academic, digital and employability skills in German-speaking contexts. A residential school takes place in Germany.

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Variationen: advanced German free course icon Level 3 icon

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Variationen: advanced German

This module follows on from an OU Level 2 German module. It continues to develop your knowledge and understanding of the society and culture of contemporary Germany and German-speaking countries, and to extend the practical skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The study resources include online authentic audio and video, comprising interviews, documentaries and reportages, and illustrated printed materials. You will also develop your academic writing, critical and analytical skills, and intercultural competence. The module has six themes that give both broad and focused coverage of different aspects of historical and contemporary Germany and German-speaking countries.

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Rundblick: beginners' German free course icon Level 1 icon

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Rundblick: beginners' German

This introductory OU level 1 module is designed to develop the skills you need to speak and understand simple German in everyday contexts. It explores life in German-speaking countries and communities worldwide through topics relevant to adult learners ? such as impressions of Germany, Austria and Switzerland: travelling, lifestyles, cultural events, and technology. Study resources include printed materials and a dedicated website with a variety of online activities ? which support independent learning. Together, they'll give you not just language skills but a real feel for German-speaking countries and communities too.

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