German

German FlagGerman has around 100 million speakers worldwide. Outside of Germany itself, it is an official language in Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein. In fact it has more native speakers within the EU than any other language. Furthermore, after Russian, it is the second most spoken language in all of Europe with around 13-14% of the total population (significantly above English and French, respectively, and with upwards of an estimated 30% able to speak it as a second or third language).

Germany and Austria have produced some of the world's most noteworthy philosophers, scientists, writers and composers: from Hegel to Haydn, Bach to Brecht, Goethe to Gauss, Mozart to Marx. All of these notable creative spirits produced work which is best read in its original form. Equally, from the Hanoverian Succession to Mary Shelley's gothic Frankenstein, their culture has had an impact on the fashioning of British society in more than one way. And there are lots of reasons to visit Germany, from Götterdämmerung at Bayreuth to Zwei Bier bitte! at the Oktoberfest.

German Beginners (Level 1)

This is for you if you have no prior knowledge of German (or so little that you effectively want to start again from scratch). You will learn basic skills to enable you to make yourself understood and to find out information in everyday situations.

Key Information 

  • Session information: NEW Wednesdays 5-7pm
  • Timeline: Starting April 2021 - running until September 2021
  • Term 1 : Start date: 28 April 2021 - 30 June 2021
  • Fees: Term 1 £105. Term 2 £105. Full Course: £210 
  • Session information: Tuesdays 5-7pm
  • Timeline: Started January 2021 - running until June 2021
  • Term 2: 27 April - 29 June 2021.
  • Fees: Term 2 £105. 

Apply for German Level 1

German Beginners Fast Track 

Key Information

  • Session information: Saturdays 10 am - 2.30 pm
  • Timeline: Term 1:TBC
  • Fees: Full course 10 weeks - £210* (60 learning hours)

Apply for German Level 1 Fast Track

German for reading and research (Beginners)

Key Information

  • Session information: TBC
  • Timeline: TBC
  • Term 1: TBC
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240.

Apply for German Level 1 Reading and Research

German Post-beginners (Level 2)

You can already manage in everyday situations using the present tense. You have reached the A1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid and/or completed the Beginners (level 1) Course.

Key Information

  • Session information: Wednesdays 7-9pm
  • Timeline: Started October 2020 - running until 24 March 2021
  • Term 2: 20 January - 24 March 2021
  • Term 2 £105.

Apply for German Level 2

German Post-beginners Fast Track

Key Information

  • Session information: Saturdays 10 am - 2.30 pm.  
  • Timeline: Term 1: 10 weeks (60 learning hours), starting TBC
  • Fees: Full course 10 weeks - £210* (60 learning hours)

German for reading and research - Intermediate

Key Information

  • Session information: TBC
  • Timeline: TBC
  • Term 1: TBC
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240.

Apply for German Level 2 Reading and Research

German Intermediate (Level 3)

You have reached the A2 level in the ELP self-assessment grid (equivalent to a good grade at GSCE) and/or completed the Post-beginners (level 2) Course.

Key Information

  • Session information: - Tuesdays 5-7pm
  • Timeline: Started  January - running until June 2021
  • Term 2: 10 weeks -  27 April  - 29 June 2021.
  • Fees: Term 2 £105.

Apply for German Level 3

German Intermediate Fast Track

Key Information

  • Session information: Saturdays 10 am - 2.30 pm. Please contact the office if you are interested in this course: lalenquiries@le.ac.uk
  •  Timeline: Term 1: 10 weeks (60 learning hours), starting TBC
  • Fees: Full course 10 weeks - £210* (60 learning hours)

Apply for German Level 3 Fast Track

German Upper-intermediate (Level 4)

You have reached the first half of the B1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid (equivalent to an A-Level grade F to C) and/or completed the Intermediate (level 3) course.

Key Information

  • Session information: TBC
  • Timeline: TBC
  • Term 1:TBC
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240.

Apply for German Level 4

German Advanced (Level 5)

You have reached the full B1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid (equivalent to an A-Level grade A or B) and/or completed the Upper-intermediate (level 4) course.

Key Information

  • Session information: TBC
  • Timeline: TBC
  • Term 1:TBC
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240.

Apply for German Level 5

German Post-advanced (Level 6)

You have reached the first half of the B2 level on the ELP self-assessment grid and/or completed the Advanced (level 5) course.

You have reached the first half of the B2 level on the ELP self-assessment grid and/or completed the Advanced (level 5) course.

Key Information

  • Session information: TBC
  • Timeline: TBC
  • Term 1: TBC
  • Fees: TBC

Apply for German Level 6