120004 Intensive German Refresher Course - moderate advanced

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Gigl, Elke
Offered in
Wintersemester 2022/23
Languages of instruction


The “Intensive German Refresher Course” is for students who have previous knowledge on an intermediate - advanced level. It is suited for students who have learnt the language, but have not practised it for a while or on a regular basis. The course is especially designed for incoming students at BOKU.

Course content:
Grammar:Revision of important / difficult grammar points
Vocabulary:Revision of basic vocabulary (especially for daily-life situations)
Expanding vocabulary so that students are confident in conversation, discussions on specific topics, such as:
Speaking:-University / Work / Education / Studying and Living in Vienna
-Environment / Global world problems
-Business / Technology
-News / Sports / Leisure / Events
-Science and Research
-Society / Human relations
-Current topics
-Topics chosen by students
Discussions, bilateral conversations, debates (for and against positions) etc.
Listening comprehension: Training with authentic material

Previous knowledge expected

at least level A2.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

fluency in every day speech, but also in subjects with relevance to studies in natural resources and life sciences.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.