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German level 1 - semester 2

Monday, 27 February, 2017 - 00:00 to Sunday, 28 May, 2017 - 00:00
Campus: Brussels Engineering, Sciences & Humanities Campus
ACTO - Academisch Centrum voor Taalonderwijs

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This class offers a contrastive introduction to the German language, i.e. based on similarities and differences between German and Dutch, with some space for culture and a more playful approach.
If students appear to have a good basic command of German already, texts from their fields of study can be analyzed upon request.
Students acquire workable listening and speaking, limited writing and good reading skills as well as insight into the history and politics of German-speaking countries and, as the case may be, in the scientific terminology of their field of study.

Who is it for?

Students of history, but also all students from other departments.

TeacherPhilipp Bekaert

Philipp Bekaert studied German and English at the VUB. He worked successively in the US, Germany and Belgium. He has worked at the VUB since 2007, first as an assistant for German in the department of linguistics and literature and since 2010 at the academic language center. He is part of the editorial team of the Brussels-based German-language webzine www.belgieninfo.net.


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Second semester, 26 hours

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Conditions for registration

Register before February 17th.


VUB students/staff: €105

Others: €210

Registration closed.

Number of participants


Level determination

No previous knowledge of German necessary, but a native command of Dutch is required.


Upon successful completion of this course, students receive a certificate from ACTO.