German level 5

Course information

Upon completing the German level 5 course, you will have a thorough and complete knowledge of basic German. After this course you will, among other things, be able to:

  • broadly understand the news and documentaries
  • comprehend business emails well
  • describe changes and talk about the past and the future

Who is it for?

This intermediate course is intended for students who have a reasonable knowledge of the German language. During this course, you will further expand your active language skills.

What will you learn?

The overall aim of the course is to improve your proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing in German.

By the end of this course, you will be able to comprehend important information when it is clearly spoken and concerns familiar topics. You will be able to comprehend the general content of the news and documentaries on current affairs or on topics of personal or work-related interest, provided the speaker talks fairly slowly and clearly.

You will be able to comprehend texts which are comprised mainly of everyday or work-related language, such as an internet forum, advertisements or a work-related email. You will be able to talk about something that has happened in the past, such as what you did last weekend. You will be able to book a trip and write a comment in response to a newspaper article. You will be able to indicate what you like and don't like, give your opinion and substantiate it.

And grammar?

The grammar you learn during this course includes:

  • past tense of weak and strong verbs and modal auxiliary verbs
  • future tense (with infinitive)
  • second case (genitive), also with prepositions
  • conjunctions: da, weil, obwohl, darum, deshalb, so dass, damit, etc.
  • relative clauses
  • prepositions in adverbs of time: ab, nach, vor, innerhalb, während
  • degrees of comparison (with the correct suffix)
If you successfully complete this course, you will receive a certificate showing the level you have attained and you will be able to continue to German level 6.


The intake procedure for this course comprises: intake interview

After you have registered for this course, we will invite you for an assessment to determine your level. We recommend that you enrol at least two weeks before the start of the course. If you enrol later than this, we cannot guarantee there will be time for the intake procedure.

If you have completed the German level 4 course at UvA Talen, an assessment will not be necessary.

Course materials

Netzwerk neu B1, € 40 (chapter 1-6)
The course material is not included in the course price. If you choose to follow lessons in class, you can buy your books through us. You then receive them during the first lesson. If you are going to take an online course, you will buy the books yourself.

Schedule and registration

This course can also be taken as an intensive summer course.

Day(s) Start End Time Hours Price
Saturdays 31 Aug 2024 02 Nov 2024 13:00 - 15:30 25 475 Enrol NOW!
Thursdays 03 Oct 2024 05 Dec 2024 19:00 - 21:30 25 475 Enrol NOW!
Day(s) Start End Time Hours Price
Mondays 30 Sep 2024 02 Dec 2024 19:00 - 21:30 25 525 Enrol NOW!